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Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan: Permitting Reform

Kazakhstan has undertaken major reforms of its business regulation and permitting system, and was recognized as a top reformer in Doing Business 2011.  But the Government identified further significant problems, due in part to the lack of a systematic and coordinated approach between related reform efforts. Jacobs, Cordova & Associates assessed the range of reform initiatives underway. To create a more coherent reform approach, we identified and applied quality principles and risk standards to permitting, inspections and other regulatory tools, government operations and services to reduce the burdens on businesses to the minimum needed to ensure regulatory objectives, and to reduce opportunities for corruption. We also developed principles to guide the content and structure of a new Law on the Permitting System that will set overarching principles and rules for good regulatory governance in Kazakhstan.

USAID under contract to Deloitte, 2011-2013.