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Kazakhstan’s natural resources include oil, natural gas, uranium, chromium, lead, zinc, manganese, coal, iron and gold. From 2000 – 2003 hydrocarbon products accounted on average for almost half of total exports. The Republic takes 12th place in world for oil and 19th place for natural gas reserves. Mining and smelting industry develop only 10-15% of proven reserves. Kazakhstan has the second largest reserves of uranium in the world and is the leading producer.

Sources: IMF, US State Gov, Ernst & Young, Finam Management

EITI status: Compliant
Visit Kazakhstan’s EITI page

For more on Kazakhstan’s extractive sector, read Open Oil’s Extractives in Ten Minutes: Kazakhstan

Contacts
Anton Artemyev
Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan
Tel. +7 777 230 2284

Svetlana Koshelekova
Republican representative – Azamattik Kuriltay Association
Svetlana Ushakova
NGO Coalition “Oil revenues – under public oversight”
Tel. + 7 777 282 2278

Recent activities

2012

 

In July 2012 the Association "Azamattyk Kuryltay - Civil Assembly" launched a project to create a network of Expert Councils of Transparency and Sustainable Development in Kazakhstan (EC TSD).

The aim of the project is to improve accountability and transparency of companies’ activities in the extractive, energy and construction industries.

This project is a continuation of efforts to promote the principles of the EITI, to secure the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes and increase civilian oversight over the spending of government finances.

Azamattyk Kuryltay - Civil Assembly"  carried out a survey of community residents affected by the Western Europe - Western China reconstruction corridor (report in Russian is here, in English here) was carried out. The report includes interviews with employees of construction companies and coordinated report forms of construction companies.

From 14 to 16 November 2012 workshops and meetings will be held in the three regions of Kazakhstan (Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda), to create regional EC TSD, compling with the "Publish what you spend" pillar of PWYP’s new strategy framework.

This project is supported by the World Bank, the OSCE Centre in Astana and the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan.

For details, see http://open-society-kz.org/deyatelnost-po-sozdaniiu-espur-v-oblastyach-rk/deyatelnost-po-sozdaniiu-espur-v-oblastyach-rk

 

Coalition members

“Azamattyk Kuriltay” Association

http://open-society-kz.org/

Adamgershilik
Alshy
Arlan
ASIP
Ayala-orta
Batys info
Blago
Bolashak
Caspiy Tabigaty
Demorda
Kol oner
Mangystau Tabigaty
Megapolis
Miner Family
Mugedek alemi
NPK
Obshestvo Zhenshin Malyh Predprinimateley
Oralman zhayik
Society of Afghan war veterans Zhylyoi district Otandastar
Sharapatty shanyrak
Taraz pressclub
Taza Saylau
Teachers Association Zhylyoi District
Tomiris
Tilshi Bayrak
Youth Information Service of Kazakhstan
Zaman
Zhas buyn
Zhasyl dala
Zhambyl Committee on Human Rights
ZhezSat

“Oil revenues – Under Public Oversight” Coalition

www.publicoversight.kz

Alshy
Center for Development of Local Self-Government
Continuing Education Fund
Echo
Echo Mangistau
Education and Development
Institute of Local Self-Government
Legal Initiative
MISK
Movement Baikonur
Namys
Neovita
Nezabudka
Obshestvo Zhenshin malikh predprinimateley
Regional Center of New Information Technologies
Taldykorgan Regional Center for Democracy
Tax culture formation
The Committee on Public Control over the execution of state programs at the local level
Zholdas

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