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In addition to the National Reports on Human Development, UNDP Kazakhstan conducts researches on development issues of Kazakhstan. Such reports promote expansion of national dialogue promoting development of a national policy. UNDP has published a number of the thematic publications which cover issues related to environmental problems, development of human rights institutions, gender issues, status of the NGOs, poverty, rural development, communication technologies, the status of repatriates, etc. All publications are accessible in our Publications Database (see below).


Consolidated Annual Report on Activities Implemented under the Joint Programme “Raising Competitiveness of the Region through Innovative Approaches to Regional Planning and Social Services” in Kazakhstan presents work results of UN Semey Joint Programme and covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2012.
The first part of Report is the Annual Narrative Report and Part II is the Annual Financial Report for the pass-through funded portion of the Joint Programme.



The great development challenge of the 21st century is to safeguard the right of generations today and in the future to live healthy and fulfilling lives. The 2011 Human Development Report offers important new contributions to the global dialogue on this challenge, showing how sustainability is inextricably linked to equity—to questions of fairness and social justice and of greater access to a better quality of life.


The final publication of the completed joint project of the Government of RK, UNDP and GEF "Kazakhstan - Wind Power Market Development Initiative" (2004-2011) presents achievements of the project, describes all outputs and lessons learned. The publication also presents recommendations for further promotion of sustainable wind energy market in the country.



In 20005-2009, UNDP in Kazakhstan worked both at national and local level in poverty reduction, governance and energy and environment protection. In this Report for 2005-2009 "UNDP Kazkahstan: Partnerships for Development" we have tried to present the most significant results of UNDP support in numbers and success stories.


The National Human Development Report for 2009 ‘From Exclusion to Equality: Realising the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ was launched in July and focuses on the question of how to create the conditions for adequate realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Kazakhstan. The report, which is the country’s first comprehensive study on the status of persons with disabilities, outlines a road map of measures the government needs to take to meet its obligations and improve the standard of living for persons with disabilities.

This was the first time when online discussions were used during preparation process of the Report, allowing to get feedback from all stakeholders, including disabled persons from all over our country. The report was released using accessible formats: Braille fonts and DAISY audio.


The UNDP project supporting NHRAP fostered national capacity to protect and promote human rights. Kazakhstan is scheduled to appear before the Human Rights Council for the Universal Periodic Review process in 2010, where the government will report on their achievements and challenges in human rights. The developed National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP) for 2009-2012 was officially launched in June 2009. The plan focuses on three areas: a) improved performance of human rights institutions; b) aligning legislation with international norms and standards; and, c) promotion of human rights education. Kazakhstan’s NHRAP is the first of its kind in Central Asia.


UNDP in Kazakhstan Annual Report that features the work of Country office in the year of 2011. In this newspaper style format we represent results of our diverse work done in partnership with the Government of Kazakhstan and civil society to promote sustainable development in the country and the region.



The Handbook on Non-State Social Service Delivery Models: A guide for policy makers and practitioners in the CIS region. The Handbook focuses on social contracting – financing support to non-state actors, in particular Civil society organisations (CSOs), for the delivery of social services to the most vulnerable groups of population which should be provided at the community level. Based on current practices and detailed case studies in three CIS countries – Armenia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine – it provides for a set of key recommendations for decision-makers and all the stakeholders to help address challenges, enhance the effectiveness of social contracting, and improve access to social services in the region. A checklist of practical steps for local authorities in introducing social contracting mechanisms is also included.



The second edition of The Development Advocate includes 12 best stories selected by a twelve-member jury that included representatives of the Permanent Missions of Australia and Canada to the UN, and prominent print and broadcast international journalists, during annual UNDP-wide storytelling competition, launched in September 2012. Our story on disabilities is also included. 


The 2013 Human Development Report – "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" – examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.

 Our publications can also be found in the joint UNDP, World Bank and ADB Information Centre for Development, launched in September 2005. Information Centre is located in the premises of the National Academic Library of Kazakhstan in Astana at 11, Dostyk str. 




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