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East Europe & Central Asia
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KZ
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KAZ
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Asia
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Republic of Kazakhstan

The Kazakh Government has provided social assistance for 282,000 people totaling 9.3 billion tenge (US$24.44 million) this year and plans to spend another 83 billion tenge (US$218.12 million) to assist 821,000 more people by year’s end, said Kazakh Minister of Labour and Social Protection Berdybek Saparbayev at an April 9 government meeting.

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As of January, the National Social Insurance Fund has accumulated 1.4 trillion tenge (US$3.7 billion) and is reaching 6.126 million citizens, or 70.3 percent of the country’s working population, said Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection Svetlana Zhakupova at the recent discussion by the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) of the mandatory social insurance bill. The conversation gathered representatives of non-governmental organisations, the Atamеken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, National Bank and government. “The goal of the bill is to strengthen the legal,

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The current study seeks to understand the nature of gender relations within a post‐Soviet welfare model in Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. On the basis of the analysis of key labour market indicators, parental leave, and childcare policies, it finds that the welfare models in the three countries are hybrid, and neither authoritarianism in Kazakhstan and Russia nor democracy in Mongolia lead to substantive gender equality outcomes.

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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev was provided with a report on the main activity results of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, and on the implementation of the instructions outlined in the recent Presidential State-of-the-Nation Address, Kazinform has learned from the press service Akorda.

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Astana administration's Astana Zhastary (Astana youth) agency supported opening of youth advisory services centres in Astana under the youth employment and socialization roadmap, Astana Zhastary press service said, "Kazinform" reports. The centres are open to all. Specialists of housing department, employment, social protection and labor department, employment centre, Zhilstroisberbank and other organizations will work there to provide necessary information. The centres are purposed to inform youth of state programs aimed at youth support and rendering them advisory assistance.

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Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson (Centre) said that greater support for public transport services will ensure better mobility as well as reduce motorisation and pollution of the environment. The state subsidies also make movement easier for less well-off residents, the minister said according to spokespeople. The subsidy for bus services will grow from €34.8 million this year to €43.3 million in 2019.

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The Government of Kazakhstan has adopted the Roadmap on the employment and socialization of youth not in employment, education or training (NEET), Kazinform correspondent reports. Speaking at today's Government meeting, Minister of Social Development Darkhan Kaletayev said that the program is addressed to the citizens of Kazakhstan aged 18 to 29, including those who graduated from universities in 2018.

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Since the end of 2007, countries in Central Asia have been struck by two major consecutive shocks: the food and fuel price increase in 2007-08, and the global economic and financial crisis that began at the end of 2008. Households, both poor and not poor, are directly and adversely affected by the crisis. The multi-dimensionality of the crises and the volatile economic environment challenge the ability of vulnerable households to cope and to maintain their living standards. Social protection programmes play an important role in the response to a crisis.

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Kazakh Vice Minister of Labour and Social Protection Nurzhan Altayev held an open lecture at Nur Otan Party headquarters dedicated to the country’s nationwide mass entrepreneurship programme.The unemployed, self-employed, small business entities and members of agricultural cooperatives are eligible to apply for the programme. To receive a loan, individuals can contact local employment centres, branches of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs or the akimats (administrations) of their rural districts.

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