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Negotiations were held with the Kazakhstan delegation and WEF experts

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On April 18, in Geneva (Swiss Confederation), negotiations were held with the Kazakhstan delegation and WEF experts Roberto Crotty - economist and head of the competitiveness and risk assessment team, Salvatore Freni - economist and Anastasia Kalinina - coordinator of the countries of Eurasia.

Kazakhstan was represented by the ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Swiss Confederation Aitzhanova Zh.S., Advisor - Envoy of the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the UN and other international organizations in the city of Zheneva Kabieva D.N. and attache of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bekzhanov A., President JSC "Information and Analytical Center" of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Irsaliev S.A. and Deputy Director of the Department of Preschool and Secondary Education of the IAC Mukhametzhanova A.Z.

Methodological issues of calculating the GCI indicator "Primary education enrolment" were discussed with the international experts. In the coverage of primary education WEF experts do not take into account 6 year old children who entered the first classes, and 10 year olds, who passed into the 5th grade. As a result, Kazakhstan in this indicator (86.3%) in the ranking of the GCI-2016 ranked 118 among 138 countries. Whereas today in Kazakhstan all children receive primary education.

The WEF experts agreed with the arguments of Kazakhstan and an agreement was reached to take our opinion into account while clarifying the methodology for calculating the GCI indicators. The WEF also informed the delegation of Kazakhstan about the planned revision of the GCI rating concept. The final decision on this issue of the WEF is scheduled to be announced in July this year.