Kazakhstan’s Tokayev urges Supreme Council for Reforms to enhance economic system, residents’ welfare


Kazakhstan’s residents anticipate progressive approaches and new options, within the improvement of which the Supreme Council for Reforms ought to play a key position, the nation’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stated at its inaugural assembly.
Tokayev chaired the Supreme Council for Reforms assembly which was held on the Akorda Palace.
Members of the Supreme Council for Reforms: Adviser to the President – Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for reforms Suma Chakrabarti, Prime Minister Askar Mamin, Chairman of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms Kairat Kelimbetov, in addition to international specialists – Andres Velasco, Francis Maude and Philip Hammond.
Tokayev stated the Council will make selections on very complicated points associated to enhancing the competitiveness of the nationwide economic system and enhancing the welfare of the inhabitants.
Stressing that the Council’s actions needs to be radically completely different from different consultative and advisory our bodies, President Tokayev stated that it’s crucial to talk overtly about present points and duties, and to not keep away from “sharp corners” or “pitfalls”.
“You cannot limit yourself to a simple statement of facts, a description of the current situation. The main thing is to make the necessary decisions in a timely manner. This means that the Council should not simply approve pre-prepared proposals, which often turn out to be ineffective. The Council must put an end to long-running interagency disputes. The task of the Council is to set new guidelines in the management of the national economy, social development, and institutional reforms. And, certainly, to monitor the progress of the current work,” Tokayev stated.
Kazakhstan’s President recommended that the subsequent assembly of the Council ought to take into account new approaches to the state planning system and decide on this problem.
“We will have to build a more flexible architecture of program documents that define the goals and stages of state development in each area. The system will be linked to budget planning and will establish direct responsibility of heads of state agencies for the implementation of tasks,” Tokayev stated. “It is important to ensure the implementation of the Supreme Council’s decisions for national projects, the implementation of the principles of project management reforms. At this stage, this is the key task of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms,” he added.
Tokayev additionally centered on the nation’s strategic improvement plan till 2025, which ought to develop into the premise for additional actions within the medium time period, including that this doc would formulate a brand new improvement agenda.
The Head of State famous that the Government has developed a preliminary model of the Strategic Plan, which now must be finalized along with the Agency and mentioned with Supreme Council members, whereas its last model will probably be introduced by the Prime Minister on the subsequent assembly.
Tokayev known as the standard of major knowledge problematic, particularly these associated to departmental statistics. The switch of the Committee on Statistics to the Agency ought to assist enhance the state of affairs on this space.
“Reforms should be developed to ensure the reliability of factual data and their qualitative interpretation. It is necessary to use big data processing tools to correctly model economic, demographic and other processes, build reliable forecasts for making verified decisions,” he stated.
Tokayev instructed the Agency to work on this problem intimately along with the Ministry of Digital Development and make concrete proposals for a decisive enchancment of the state of affairs.
During the assembly, Tokayev additionally recalled that within the context of the “Listening State” idea, impartial judgments from non-governmental organizations and particular person residents needs to be taken under consideration.
Kazakhstan’s President proposed to type six working teams inside the Council on every of the important thing areas of reforms, which along with Council members could embrace officers, representatives of public organizations, worldwide and home impartial specialists.
The first group, led by Chakrabarti, will probably be growing an efficient macroeconomic coverage that ought to bear in mind such points because the effectiveness of financial and monetary insurance policies, the tax system, and guaranteeing the steadiness of the monetary sector.
The second group, headed by the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Erlan Koshanov, will probably be growing problems with judicial and legislation enforcement reform. Tokayev stated there’s a considerable amount of work to be finished on this route, and beauty measures is not going to be sufficient.
Another group will probably be specializing in “rebooting” the social sphere. Tokayev recalled that upon his directions, the Social Code, a totally new doc for Kazakhstan is being developed.
“In fact, this document is intended to systematize the relationship between a citizen and the state, clearly outline their mutual obligations, as well as specify the minimum social guarantees provided to Kazakh people: from pre-school education to pension provision for citizens,” the President stated.
A bunch on financial diversification may even be created. Tokayev expressed his agency perception that that is an alternate path for our nation. At the identical time, in his opinion, actually working mechanisms are nonetheless not sufficient.
“While it is more profitable to extract raw materials, engage in resale, sit “on the needle” of state orders,” he stated.
The work of the 2 above-mentioned teams will probably be organised below the management of the Prime Minister.
In the fifth group, Representatives of the Government and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken” will probably be coping with enterprise regulation points.
The actions of the sixth group below the management of Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Timur Suleimenov will probably be dedicated to points of contemporary public administration and efficient public providers.
“We are faced with the task of giving the state apparatus a new quality. They should have more flexibility and authority when making decisions, and take responsibility for achieving the desired results. Much depends on the introduction of modern digital technologies. In this issue, stagnation is unacceptable,” Tokayev stated.
Concluding his speech, Kazakhstan’s President confused that we face duties of nationwide significance, and there’s no time to stand up and working.
“Next year is the year of the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence. We should celebrate this memorable date not with festive events, but with concrete actions. The 30th year of our Independence should be marked by hard, productive work. First of all, we are talking about effective reforms aimed at ensuring the well-being of our citizens,” Tokayev concluded.