Kazakhstan in IPM rating
The Research Center “Youth” presented the National Report “Youth of Kazakhstan – 2018”, which presents the country’s position in the Youth Progress Index, reports ortcom.kz.
The Youth Progress Index (IPM) is one of the main tools for measuring the quality of life of young people. The Youth Progress Index brings together reliable and relevant data in order to assess countries for basic needs and well-being. IPM allows you to see a clear picture of the well-being of young people and the activities of countries in such areas as education, health, housing. IPM also allows countries to share experiences and assessments, said Askhat Oralov, chairman of the Committee for Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
As the speaker notes, Kazakhstan in the IPM rating, like most CIS countries, occupies the middle position – 63rd place. From the CIS countries in the list: Armenia (45), Georgia (46), Belarus (51), Ukraine (60), Russia (65).
The satisfaction of basic human needs can be attributed to the strengths of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is ahead of Russia in terms of Providing basic needs such as drinking water, quality of electricity supply, access to improved sanitary facilities). Kazakhstani youths have high opportunities for education and employment, but civic activity is estimated as average when the youth policy infrastructure is built, said Askhat Oralov.
In the regions, there are 208 youth resource centers, 936 youth organizations, 105 youth health centers, whose activities are aimed at creating favorable conditions for the development of young people, activating their self-organization processes.
He also informed that Kazakhstani youth considers family happiness an important life value. At the same time, according to the results of these studies, the majority of young people in the near future plan to pay more attention to education and career development, that is, a significant part of young people understand the importance of education and self-realization.
According to the Statistics Committee of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the number of young people aged 14 to 29 years of age at the beginning of 2018 was 3,900,834 people. Young Kazakhstanis strive to be self-sufficient economically, to get an education, a specialty, a job, to make a career – these factors influenced the increase in the average age of married men in Kazakhstan from 27.1 years to 27.3 years.
From the beginning of the implementation of the Nurly Zher program, according to the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 19,000 apartments have been sold, of which 34% or more than 6,000 apartments were received by young participants under the age of 28 years.
Unfortunately, the outflow of rural youth to the cities for continuing education and employment is increasing. So, in 2017, the output of VET organizations amounted to 17,636 people, of which 62.7% were employed. Starting from the end of 2017, the number of unemployed among young people in the republic is declining – by the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, their number was 78.5 thousand.
According to the results of IPM, Kazakhstan is inferior to the CIS countries of Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine in areas such as personal security, perception of crime, mortality as a result of traffic accidents, and also lags behind in health, which is associated with a high level of suicide among young people. Threats and risks in the socialization of Kazakhstani youth form the current agenda of the state youth policy, around which the efforts of all government agencies, the corporate sector and civil society institutions should be focused, the chairman of the Committee on Family and Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Social Development of Kazakhstan concluded.
Recall that the Research Center Youth was created on the instructions of the Head of State, since 2013 has been conducting in-depth research of processes in the youth environment for the early detection and prevention of all kinds of problems among all categories of young people. In preparing the national report, the SIC closely cooperates with the state bodies of the republican and local levels.
Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan