More, Better and Inclusive Jobs in Kazakhstan

In 2022, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population (MLSPP) of Kazakhstan requested analytical support from the World Bank to develop a comprehensive plan to reform its labor market for the 2024-30 period. The plan responds to the key priorities for the labor market identified in President Tokayev’s Address to the Nation on September 1,2023. Based on discussions between the MLSPP and World Bank, a roadmap has been prepared, followed by a set of analytical materials by the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs (SPJ) Unit and the JSC Workforce Development Center (WDC). The following publication summarizes the analytical notes and presentations prepared by the World Bank and WDC in the framework of Concept Plan development. World Bank specialists contributed to Chapters 1 through 3 and the WDC specialists prepared Chapter 4. The material was discussed with WDC experts and MLSPP staff during a series of technical consultations. Based on the material delivered by the World Bank, the WDC and other local expert groups, the MLSPP was able to draft the Concept Plan of Labor Market Development for 2024-2029, which WDC presented in Astana during a Round Table on April 20, 2023, and at the conference “Labor Market in the Era of Change” on October 26, 2023. The Concept Plan of Labor Market Development for 2024-2029 was approved by the Government of Kazakhstan on November 28, 2023.