Session: A Professional Civil Service for the Successful Implementation of Institutional Reforms

26 May, 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

The development of civil service in the competitive environment is closely connected to the introduction of new conceptual approaches.  It results from the intention to raise efficiency of state apparatus and reduce the budget expenses while supporting constant improvement of public services.
In 2015 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev set out Five institutional reforms.
As part of the first institutional reform on the formation of a professional state apparatus in Kazakhstan, a number of laws has been adopted: on the civil service, on anti-corruption, on access to information, on public councils, as well as regulatory acts. Thus, it is the foundation for the further transformation of the civil service, taking into account the best international experience and national specifics. At the Conference, the discussion will focus on innovative methods of further civil service professionalization, improving the quality of public services and a broad involvement of citizens in the decision-making process.  Exchange of experience, discussion of problems and recommendations on search and application of innovative solutions for improving the civil service effectiveness and professionalism will take place.

Session speakers:
Mr. Talgat Donakov
, Minister of Civil Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. CihanSultanoglu, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Mr. Alikhan Baimenov,Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana
Mr. Bolatbek Abdrassilov,Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Sven Sester, Minister of Finance of the Republic Estonia
Mr. Petko Draganov, Ambassador, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Central Asia, the Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia
Mr. Dan Batista, Executive Director, Institute for Citizen-Centred Service (Canada)
Mr. Ok Suk Donk, President of the National Institute for Human Resource Development of the Republic of Korea
Mr. Leo Smith, Executive Director, Institute of Public Administration, Netherlands
Mr. Colin Knox, Professor at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (Great Britain), Professor at the Nazarbayev University

Organized by:
Ministry of Public Service Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
Regional Hub in the sphere of Public Service in Astana;
United Nations Development Programme in Kazakhstan