Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009

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Date: 12/01/2009 Description: Kazakhstan pie chart shows  Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance FY09 by Objective.  Line graph shows  Total USG Assistance 1992-2008 (Millions) Total USG (solid) and FSA (dashed). Click for text version. - State Dept Image

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Kazakhstan FY09 USD Thousands
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA) funding for INL:
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR):
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):$1,500
Global Health and Child Survival (GHCS):

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

U.S. Embassy, Astana, Kazakhstan:

Flag of Kazakhstan is sky blue background with a gold sun with 32 rays above a golden steppe eagle in the center; on the hoist side is a 'national ornamentation' in gold.Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance
FY 2008: $18.06M ($14.88M FSA, $3.18M Other)
Estimated FY 2009: $19.31M ($13.5M FSA, 5.18M Other)

Assistance Goals: Kazakhstan will hold the chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2010, the first Central Asian country to do so. Much of FY09 funding to Kazakhstan is aimed to improve institutions and practices of the GOK to compliance with OSCE international standards. As the most progressive country in the region, Kazakhstan serves as the leading example of democratic practices and an open society in Central Asia. USG assistance seeks to bolster Kazakhstan’s progress toward democracy, its fight against narcotics and human trafficking, and its capability to prevent and treat health threats.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY08 $6.5M; FY09 $4.78M

  • Provide training and capacity building for law enforcement personnel to improve capability to fight regional terror threats, including transfer of WMD-grade material
  • Strengthen border controls against narcotics and other trafficking

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY08 $4.64M; FY09 $4.39M

  • Partner with the GOK to hold targeted training on specific legal issues, as well as overall sector reform to prepare for the upcoming Kazakhstan chairmanship of the OSCE in 2010
  • Support transparency, oversight, public participation, accountability within GOK
  • Support civic education, broadening of NGO sector, diversification of information sources

Investing in People (IIP): FY08 $2.91M; FY09 $2.62M

  • Improve access to quality health services for regular health maintenance
  • Bolster tuberculosis treatment and technical assistance
  • Encourage education exchanges in the agriculture and rural development sector

Economic Growth (EG): FY08 $6.16M; FY09 $4.78M

  • Support economic growth by building capacities of financial institutions and advising on economic policies
  • Advise GOK on international norms for trade and business to promote growth
  • Foster economic diversification by increasing private sector competitiveness and a supportive business environment

Recent Successes:

  • Supported the redirection of former weapons scientists to non-weapons research through grants from the Moscow-based International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)
  • Assisted the Government of Kazakhstan (GOK) in developing a presidentially endorsed Human Rights Action Plan
  • Provided technical advice to help expand the number of people covered by GOK health financing arrangements from 74% to 100% of the population of Kazakhstan (16,041,200 people).
  • Contributed to the development of the Kazakhstan Health Code, a step towards harmonizing existing health laws and raising them to international standards, approved by Parliament in 2009
  • Contributed to Kazakhstan’s improved ranking at 63 out of 183 countries in the World Bank’s 2009 Ease of Doing Business annual report.

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009 to Kazakhstan twenty-six percent of U.S. assistance went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), sixteen percent to Investing in People (IIP), twenty-nine percent to Peace and Security (PS) and twenty-nine percent to Economic Growth (EG) and four percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA).

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Kazakhstan from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 6.85 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Kazakhstan and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 20.33 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 28.97 Million dollars; Total USG: 51.51 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 145.03 Million dollars; Total USG: 203.20 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 54.85 Million dollars; Total USG: 139.00 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 33.98 Million dollars; Total USG: 79.34 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 35.29 Million dollars; Total USG: 53.53 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 41.83 Million dollars; Total USG: 75.89 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 45.57 Million dollars; Total USG: 72.68 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 46.27 Million dollars; Total USG: 77.97 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 48.6 Million dollars; Total USG: 80.01 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 50.52 Million dollars; Total USG: 97.65 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 43.91 Million dollars; Total USG: 97.88 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 34.09 Million dollars; Total USG: 111.40 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 26.69 Million dollars; Total USG: 84.91 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 24.43 Million dollars; Total USG: 80.16 Million dollars;
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 20 Million dollars; Total USG: 165.59 Million dollars.
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 15.02 Million dollars; Total USG: 176.01 Million dollars.