Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Kazakhstan
Peace and Security (P&S)
- Support the anti-terrorism rapid reaction force, including refurbishment of helicopters
- Trained police, judges and prosecutors on anti-trafficking legislation and how to identify trafficking-in-persons
- Procured portable shelters, contraband detection kits, and X-ray equipment for border guards to help fight regional terror threats, including WMD material transfer
- Developed new selection and education guidelines for Canine Training Center, which contributed to significant increases in narcotics seizures
Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD)
- Trained judges on commercial law topics such as competition, intellectual property, and contracts in partnership with the Supreme Court and Institute of Justice
- Held open trainings for political parties on platform development, grass roots organizing, and effective use of new technology
- Assisted independent media, including through production grants for Kazakhstani TV stations to produce public policy segments
Investing in People (IIP)
- Supported direct outreach and health education activities for populations at high risk of HIV/AIDS and TB infection
- Advised on improving effective government management of HIV/AIDS and drug resistant TB in clinics throughout the country
Economic Growth (EG)
- Fostered public private partnerships as a means for communities to improve educational and other infrastructure
- Provided business regulators with advice on simplifying procedures for starting a business.
- Trained teachers across Kazakhstan on how to conduct classes on entrepreneurship.
- Provided agricultural exchanges for farmers and university level professors and encouraged beneficiaries to share their experiences upon return to communities in Kazakhstan
- Contributed to Kazakhstan’s improved ranking at 59 out of 183 countries in the World Bank’s 2011 Ease of Doing Business annual report.
- Ensured zero cases of polio in Kazakhstan during a regional outbreak in 2010 through coordinated immunization campaigns with the WHO and Ministry of Health.
- U.S. trained NGOs successfully advocated to block restrictions being proposed in a new law on lobbying.
*This fact sheet does not reflectPeace Corps funding or centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted for Kazakhstan.