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
The development of civil service in the competitive environment is closely connected to the introduction of new conceptual approaches, stemming from the intention to raise efficiency of state apparatus and reduce the budget expenses while supporting constant improvement of public services.
Implemented in the last two decades of the past century, the concept of the New Public Management has allowed developed countries to adapt best corporate practice into the public sector and to redesign the work of the state apparatus according to the principle “to do more with less”.
As part of this concept some of the state bodies’ functions were outsourced to the individual organizations on a contract basis, a performance-based budgeting, widespread monetary incentives and other methods have been introduced.
In 2015 President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev set out Five institutional reforms that laid out priority reform areas and as well as the 100 Precise Steps National Plan aimed at realization of these 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.
Systematic improvement of professionalism of civil servants in order to improve the quality of public services, build institutional and human capacity of civil service requires the use of modern technologies and innovative approaches.
At the annual Global Conference within the framework of Astana Economic Forum the discussion of innovative methods of further civil service professionalization, improving the quality of public services and a broad involvement of citizens in the decision-making process will take place.
The aim of the Conference
· Exchange of experience, discussion of problems and recommendations on search and application of innovative solutions for improving the civil service effectiveness and professionalism.
· Summarizing the experience of Kazakhstan and foreign countries in the development, introduction and application of modern methods for increasing civil service efficiency, professionalism of state apparatus and innovative methods of civil servants’ capacity building.
Participants of the Conference
The Conference is organized by the Ministry of Civil Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Academy of Pubic Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana and UNDP.
The event will be attended by the representatives of the OECD, leadership of the authorized bodies in the sphere of public service; the representatives of international and various non-governmental organizations, academies, schools and institutes for training of public servants from ACSH participating countries, as well as prominent Kazakhstan practitioners and scientists are invited to take part in the Conference to share their experience on introduction of innovations in civil service.
Expected number of participants is 250 people.
· Development of recommendations for search and application of innovative approaches for improvement of civil service in light of new economic reality
· Studying the international experience in applying new capacity building techniques in civil service
· Further strengthening of expert network for exchange of knowledge and experience in the sphere of civil service.