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Foreign Operations Assistance: Kazakhstan


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
June 1, 2013

   
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United States Department of State
Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe and Eurasia
Foreign Operations Assistance Fact Sheet, June 2013*

The United States' strategic aim in Kazakhstan is to ensure and maintain the development of the country as a stable, secure, democratic, and prosperous partner that respects international standards and agreements, embraces free-market competition and the rule of law, and is a respected regional leader.

Assistance Activities by U.S. Goals in Kazakhstan

Increase the ability of the government to combat transnational threats

Date: 2013 Description: Kazakhstan: FY 2012 Foreign Operations Assistance by Objective*: Peace and Security=32%; Governing Justly and Democratically=20%; Investing in People=10%; Economic Growth=38%. - State Dept Image• The United States is providing training and equipment to increase the Kazakhstani military’s professionalism and ability to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. U.S. funded activities help Kazakhstani military to combat violent extremism, achieve its NATO Partnership Goals, and enhance its capacity to operate alongside U.S., United Nations, and Coalition forces in peacekeeping and stability operations. U.S. funded activities include professional military education, English language training, and other courses that increase the military’s professionalism and exposure to U.S. military practices and values.

• The United States is providing training and equipment to counternarcotics officers working at internal checkpoints and in mobile patrols, technical assistance to canine teams in counternarcotics and border security operations, and training for law-enforcement officers and community leaders to enable them to identify and assist trafficking victims and prosecute human traffickers, and to prevent and investigate money laundering and terrorism financing. Additionally, U.S. donated equipment and training is helping the Government of Kazakhstan (GOK) combat transnational threats, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)-related commodities and technology. Specifically, the United States is supporting the GOK’s plans to build a WMD interdiction training facility, and providing regional enforcement training for Kazakhstan and its neighbors.

Build capacity in the government to implement judicial reform

BY ACCOUNT

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

19,285

13,959

12,229

Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia

14,100

0

0

Economic Support Fund

0

6,892

7,392

Foreign Military Financing

1,800

854

1,500

Global Health Programs - USAID

900

2,234

0

International Military Education and Training

785

671

707

International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement

0

1,801

1,200

Nonproliferation, Antiterrorism, Demining and Related Programs

1,700

1,507

1,430

• The United States is providing training and technical assistance to increase public trust in the judiciary, enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations, and enable civil society organizations to influence national-level public policy decision-making.

Increase the capable influence of civil society and media organizations on public policy decision-making at the national level

• The United States is supporting grassroots efforts to address issues and disputes at the local level, greater respect for human rights, civic activism, coalition building among non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and providing technical assistance on legal and regulatory reforms needed to develop civil society and the media. In addition, the United States is providing technical assistance and funding to media organizations to increase the public’s access to objective news and information.

Improve Kazakhstan’s trade and investment environment

• Partnering with the GOK, the United States is funding projects to improve public-sector governance and capacity, attract foreign investment, promote regional economic integration and regulatory simplification, advance economic diversification and small-business support, and support Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The United States is also supporting specific economic sectors through the delivery of business services and by linking Kazakhstan's firms with U.S. businesses. In addition, the United States will continue to fund agricultural and business-exchange programs in 2013 funds.

FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions)
Date: 2013 Description: FY 2000-2010 Foreign Operations Assistance (in millions). - State Dept Image

• In the energy sector, the United States is providing technical assistance to reform the regulatory environment and improve the prospects for regional trade of electricity. Specifically, the United States is supporting a significant effort to help the GOK address and reduce climate-change-related emissions through the development and implementation of a national low emissions development plan and by reducing greenhouse gas intensity by stimulating investments in energy efficiency, including a lower emissions development pathway for Kazakhstan.

Improve Social Service Delivery and Effectiveness

BY OBJECTIVE

FY 2012 ACTUAL

FY 2013 ESTIMATE

FY 2014 REQUEST

TOTAL (in thousand $)

19,285

13,959

12,229

Peace and Security

6,245

5,398

5,337

Governing Justly and Democratically

3,760

2,800

2,800

Investing in People

2,000

2,234

0

Economic Growth

7,280

3,527

4,092

• The United States is supporting the Global Health Initiative (GHI), which supports Kazakhstan’s efforts to combat HIV/AIDS, including HIV prevention, treatment and care services, systems, and policies, and its capacity to address TB and multiple-drug-resistant TB in Kazakhstan.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Coordinator's Office Annual Reports
http://kazakhstan.usembassy.gov/
www.foreignassistance.gov
Millennium Challenge Corporation

*This fact sheet does not reflect Peace Corps funding or centrally managed or regional Foreign Operations funding that is not specifically budgeted. for Kazakhstan.



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