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On 14 April 2020, Kazakhstan was found to have made meaningful progress overall in implementing the 2016 EITI Standard, with considerable improvements across several individual requirements.

Timeline of Validation and related materials

  • 13 August 2019: Validation commenced
  • November 2019: Stakeholder consultations

Secretariat assessment & comments

Validation Committee and Board review


This is a second Validation. On 13 February 2018, the EITI Board found that Kazakhstan had made meaningful progress in implementing the EITI Standard (see Board decision 2018-13/BM-39). The Board established that progress in addressing 10 corrective actions would be assessed in a second Validation. The corrective actions relate to:

  1. MSG governance (Requirement 1.4)     
  2. License registers (Requirement 2.3)      
  3. State participation (Requirement 2.6)   
  4. Production data (Requirement 3.2)      
  5. Barters and infrastructure arrangements (Requirement 4.3)      
  6. Transport revenues (Requirement 4.4
  7. Data reliability (Requirement 4.9)         
  8. Social expenditures (Requirement 6.1
  9. Quasi-fiscal expenditures (Requirement 6.2)     
  10. Outcomes and impact (Requirement 7.4).