Agency for Strategic Planning to be established in Kazakhstan
Delivering his State of the Nation address on Sept.1, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said a new government Agency for Strategic Planning will be established in the country, Toppress.kz reports. The agency is expected to be directly subordinate to the President himself.
We will start by changing the approaches to public administration, personnel policy, decision-making system and responsibility for their implementation. During the pandemic and crisis, the current public administration system has been working with maximum performance. Solving operational problems takes time and resources, but in no case should you lose sight of the long-term vision. Therefore, I have made a decision to establish an Agency for Strategic Planning with direct subordination to the President, Tokayev said.
According to the President, such a body previously existed and successfully carried out the tasks assigned to it. Now it will again become the center of state planning.
Reforms developed by the agency must be specific, realistic and, most importantly, mandatory for all government agencies. The Supreme Presidential Council for Reforms will be created, the decisions of which will become final. For greater objectivity of the rapidly changing situation, the Statistics Committee will become a part of the Agency, he added.