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Competitiveness of the Republic of Kazakhstan: opportunity to strengthen positions in international rankings

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On December 9, 2015, a working meeting with the experts of OECD was held in the "Economic Research Institute", JSC (hereinafter - ERI).

ERI is actively involved in the elaboration of major government programs and draft laws, assessment of the economic situation in the country, making recommendations for the implementation of the strategic objectives for macro-economic and territorial development of the country for the medium and long term, on the interaction of public and private sectors.

At the meeting the current status of Kazakhstan in the international rankings, macroeconomic indicators of the country and the analysis of the current state of small and medium-sized businesses were discussed. Particular attention was paid to the national statistical system. OECD experts were interested in the issue of the formation of the statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - MNE RK) in accordance with international Frascati Manual and Eurostat regulations. ERI representatives answered all questions of OECD experts.

OECD representatives expressed their gratitude to the participants of the meeting for the cooperation and provision of valuable information for the preparation of the Survey of innovation policy of Kazakhstan.