The government of Kazakhstan has shown a strong commitment to enhancing transparency,
accountability and participation in the policy-making process, and has taken important
steps towards implementing open government. However, further efforts are need to ensure
the success and long-term sustainability of Kazakhstan’s open government reforms.
This review provides an overview of the cultural, economic, historical and political
context for open government reforms. It examines ongoing efforts, identifies the remaining
challenges and assesses the measures put in place by Kazakhstan’s authorities to address
them in order to translate the reforms into tangible results. Finally, the report
looks at the environment for effective citizen engagement and its potential to improve
service delivery and policy making. It provides recommendations for concrete actions
Kazakhstan can take to fully implement open government reforms.