Greater Stakeholder Engagement at Local Level in East and Central Kazakhstan


Implementing organisation(s)
ARGO Civil Society Development Association, Local Self Governance Development Center, ECOCENTER Karagandy Oblast Ecological Center

Foundation for Local Government Reform (Sofia, Bulgaria)

February 2017 – January 2020
Project budget
Total budget: € 470,000

EU contribution: € 420,000

Project partners
Akimat of Nura rayon of Karagandy oblast; Akimats of Glubokoe and Shemonaikha rayons of East Kazakhstan oblast
East Kazakhstan oblast: Glubokoe and Beloussovka townships, Kozhohovo, Pervomaiskiy and Volchanskiy rural okrugs


Karaganda oblast: Nura township, Zharaspay, Izendi, Akmeshit, K. Mynbayev rural okrugs

Local self-governance, inclusive planning, rural planning, public participation in decision-making
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Project outcomes:
  • 60 people participated in the training on inclusive planning
  • 10 inclusive rural development plans elaborated with the engagement of more than 300 stakeholders
  • The elaborated inclusive rural development plans have been implemented by 40% on average
  • 50 representatives of rural communities participated in the training on basics of entrepreneurship
  • 11 entrepreneurs, including disenfranchised groups, received financial support for the total amount of KZT 12 000 000. Among them: woman with disabilities, a young man and a mother with many children
  • Around 3,000 people (including around 400 of single mothers and families with many children, 800 pensioners, 300 unemployed, 150 disabled) now benefit from the services provided by the entrepreneurs supported by the Project
  • 8 government and NGO representatives participated in a study tour on Local Self-Governance in Bulgaria
  • 8 awareness raising events held outside the target rural areas in Kazakhstan
Project objective:
To promote stakeholder engagement at local level to contribute to local self-governance and development processes in ten pilot rural areas in Karaganda and East Kazakhstan oblasts.
Territorial Approach to Local Development (TALD)




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