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Program for the Development of Mass Entrepreneurship: Results for Four Months of the Year

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The State Program for the Development of Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship was developed on the instructions of the Head of State at the end of 2016. For its implementation, 106.9 billion tenge were allocated in 2018, taking into account the specified budget.

As of May 1, the Program participants included 160,500 people, of whom 95,900 (59.7%) are unemployed, 10,800 (6.7%) people are self-employed.

The work is carried out in three main directions.

First direction: “Providing Technical and Vocational Education and Short-Term Vocational Training.”

In this direction, 20,776 people have been receiving the technical education since last year. The Program participants are provided with the scholarship, one-time hot meals and travel assistance.

Also, for four months of this year, 16,896 people of the planned 37,249 have already been provided with short-term vocational training of the skills demanded in the labor market.

Second direction: “Development of Mass Entrepreneurship.”

In this direction, 290 micro credits were issued for the first four months: 62 of them were distributed among rural residents, 228 � among urban people. Of the total number, 98 people have already become entrepreneurs, creating startup projects and opening their own business.

Also, citizens who start their own business for the first time under the Bastau-Business project are taught the basics of entrepreneurship. This year, 7,347 participants have already been trained.

Third direction: “Development of Labor Market through Promotion of Employment and Labor Mobility.”

As of May 1, 2018, 71,325 people were employed. Nearly 14,564 citizens received social jobs, which allowed to fulfill 86.6% of the plan (target � 16,806). In this category, the largest number of employed people (4,324), work in the South-Kazakhstan region.

Another 10,405 people, or 51.4% of the planned number, were offered youth internships.

In addition, quotas are provided this year in Kazakhstan for 1,706 resettling families and 622 oralmans for moving from labor surplus (Almaty, Zhambyl, Kyzylorda, Mangistau and South Kazakhstan regions) to labor-deficit regions (East Kazakhstan, Kostanay, Pavlodar and North-Kazakhstan region).

In the reporting period, 206 families, or 820 people, were relocated. Of these, 394 are of working age, 147 of them have already been employed.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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