The Agency was tasked to continue to implement effective anti-theft measures and optimize the regulatory framework.
On January 28, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev had a meeting with Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency Alik Shpekbaev, who reported on the key areas of work in 2020, the press office of Akorda reports.
Shpekbayev said a number of anti-corruption projects were implemented in the country last year. He highlighted the progress of Kazakhstan in the Corruption Perceptions Index published by Transparency International. Through consistent political improvements and on-going reforms, the Republic scored 38 points in the Transparency International’s ranking and moved up 19 positions to reach 94th place.
The leader of Kazakhstan evaluated positively the work done by the Agency in 2020 and noted beneficial economic effects and a decline in corruption. The Anti-Corruption Agency implemented effective measures to return the funds and revoke unreasonable expenditures amounted to 95.6 billion tenge.
Tokayev highlighted the need to implement effective anti-corruption measures and optimize the regulatory framework in line with the standards of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The Agency was authorized to allege liability to officials for a sharp difference between their spending and income.
The President instructed the Anti-Corruption Agency to conduct crime prevention activities on an ongoing basis in close constructive cooperation with civil society.