Country Cooperation Program with OECD - "QazTrade" Trade Policy Development Center" JSC
Country Cooperation Program with OECD

Country Cooperation Program with OECD


Kazakhstan’s engagement with the OECD began in 2008 under the EurasianCompetitivenessProgramme (ECP), which includes 13countries in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

In January 2015, in Davos, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan and the Secretary General of OECD signed the Country Programme of Cooperation

During the period from 2013 to 2016, Kazakhstan co-chaired the Central Asian Initiative of the OECD Eurasian Competitiveness Programme jointly with the European Union.

In 2017, the OECD Eurasia Week was held in Almaty from 23 to 25 October, with over 400 participants from 13 countries of the Eurasian region.




QazTrade cooperation with OECD

From 2016 to 2019, “QazTrade” CTPD JSC conducted analytical and consultancy support for Kazakhstan’s cooperation with OECD.

The experts of “QazTrade” CTPD JSC regularly prepared statisticalandanalyticalinformation for government agencies and the OECD,organizedregularmeetings of OECD and Kazakhstan experts as part of official OECD missions.

Overall, for the period 2016-2019, in the direction of OECD cooperation, the implementation of 18Reviewsoutof33 has already been completed, and accession to 29OECDlegalinstruments has been initiated by “QazTrade” CTPD JSC., of which 20 have been confirmed


OECD Committees

Kazakhstan actively participates in 35workingbodies. In 16 committees and working bodies Kazakhstan has the status of «Invitee», in 10-«Participant», in 7-«Partner», and in 2Associate».

The work to upgrade the status in these OECD committees was carried out by government agencies in cooperation with “QazTrade” CTPD JSC.

OECD is structured around 250 committees, working groups and expert groups. Each specialized committee is composed of representatives of 35 member countries. They meet to develop new ideas and assess progress made in narrower areas.

Strategic documents

As a result of the work carried out by the staff of “QazTrade” CTPD JSC, the OECD recommendations have been implemented in the following strategic documents:

13 REVIEWS are implemented in strategic documents:

  • SME Policy Review
  • Studying the Progress of the Reform Programme in Kazakhstan
  • Multi-dimensional Country Review
  • Functional Review
  • Integrity Scan
  • Urban Development Policy Review
  • Second Investment Policy Review
  • Higher Education Review
  • Innovation Policy Review
  • Employment Review
  • Health Review
  • Water Resources Management Review
  • Green Economy Review
  • Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2025
  • The Message of the Head of State to the People of Kazakhstan
  • The Concept of Family and Gender Policy in the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2030
  • The Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2025
  • The State Programme for the Development of Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship for 2017-2021 “Еңбек“
  • The National Export Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2018-2022
  • The National Export Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2018-2022
  • The National Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2025

Developed programmes

In order to intensify work in the medium term on cooperation with OECD, QazTrade experts, together with the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, developed and approved the ProgrammeofCooperationbetweenKazakhstanandOECDuntil2025 (hereinafter, the Programme), and developed an ActionPlanfortheimplementationoftheProgramme.

“QazTrade” CTPD JSC, together with government agencies, established MinisterialTeams on priority areas of cooperation with OECD, in which the experts of “QazTrade” CTPD JSC were identified as coordinators. In addition, introductoryseminars for all participants of the Teams were organised.

For the period of 4 years of work on interaction with OECD and realization of analytical and consultancy support to state bodies on cooperation with OECD, “QazTrade” CTPD JSC builtupaclearsystemofworkandformedinstitutionalmemoryinthisdirection.


QazTrade experts in the OECD area


Head of OECD cooperation Department

PhD in Economics, Faculty of Economics       (L.N.Gumilyov ENU)

Master of Public Administration (MSc, University of Essex, UK), Bachelor of Public Administration (KIMEP, Almaty)



OECD projects coordinator

MSc in Economic Sciences, Sorbonne University (France, Paris), Bachelor of Business Administration (KIMEP, Almaty)


Head of Public Administration Department

LLM – University of California Berkeley. Master of Public Administration (MPA) -Academy of Public Administration       under       the President      of      RK);      Law Specialist, KAZGU, Astana RK



Senior Expert, OECD cooperation            Department

Master of International Law and Economics (World Trade Institute, University of Bern) Master of World Economy and International Affairs (National Research University, Higher School of Economics) Bachelor of Economics (Lomonosov Moscow State University)



Senior Expert, OECD cooperation      Department

Master’s degree in World Trade and International Economic Organizations, MGIMO(U) of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow. Bachelor of International Economic Relations, MGIMO(U) of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow,


Senior Expert, OECD cooperation Department

Master of science in Development Economics, University of  Clermont Auvergne (France). Bachelor’s degree in Management, Suleyman Demirel University.



Senior Expert, OECD cooperation        Department

Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations, Nazarbayev University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan) Bachelor’s degree in Economics, University of Arizona (Tucson, USA). Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Law, Ualikhanov Kokshetau University (Kokshetau, Kazakhstan)



Expert, OECD cooperation Department

Master of Economics, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry (Moscow, Russia). Bachelor of Business and Management, University of Nottingham (Semenikh, Malaysia)


Senior Expert, Public Administration Department

Master of Political Science and International Relations (MA, NAZARBAYEV UNIVERSITY)


Senior      Expert,      Public Administration Department

Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSc, Exeter University, UK). International Economist (ENU named after L.N.GUMILEVA)


Senior Expert, Public Administration Department

Postgraduate of International Law at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Lawyer, Kazakh State Law Academy


Expert, OECD cooperation Department

Higher School of Public Policy (Nazarbayev University)West Liberty University (Political Science, US)