Kazakhstan’s executive branch raised corruption to the level of a direct threat to national security. The Agency for Public Service was renamed to include ‘Anti-Corruption’ in 2016 to reflect the prioritization to combat corruption at all levels of government and civil service. The agency website allows citizens to report corruption anonymously.
The government of Kazakhstan, with support and coordination from Transparency International & Soros Foundation, opened the Anti-Corruption School for students, civil society representatives, journalists and general public to learn how to counteract corruption in daily life.
Kazakhstan participates in the OSCE Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan (IAP), adopted in 2003, and the OECD AntiCorruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN).
Kazakhstan signed an agreement to formally join and comply with the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) as its 50th member. GRECO was established in 1999 by the Council of Europe to monitor compliance with the organisation’s anti-corruption standards.