Improvement of Regulatory Policies in Public Administration: International Practice and the Case of Kazakhstan


  • Saltanat Akhmetzhanova Doctor of Economics, Director of the Scientific Economic Due Dilligence Centre of the Institute of Economic Studies
  • Karina Kopeshova Master of Economics and Business, Head of Sectoral Due Dilligence Department of the Institute of Economic Studies


Due to aggravating problems in the world economy, it has become essential to further improve public administration systems, in particular, regulatory processes. This is because government regulation can both be a catalyst for, or a barrier to, development in any area of public life. Therefore, issues of regulatory improvement have been high in the agenda of government strategies of developed countries for many years. Regulatory decisions are set out in various legal regulations, which have social and economic impacts on various target groups, (e.g. people, business and the state). The main idea of improving government regulation is to streamline it, to remove excessive barriers and to avoid unreasonable costs. This article reviews global trends in regulatory policy-making and international practices for improving the quality of regulatory decisions. It also presents some efficient instruments and processes towards improving the quality of regulatory decisions in Kazakhstan and from around the world. Lastly, it provides recommendations for improving the process of evaluating the impact of regulatory decisions in Kazakhstan.