Essay Topics

National School of Public Policy

Public Management (MPM)

The address message of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 5, 2018 “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life Growth of Welfare of Kazakhstan: Increasing Incomes and Quality of Life”, noted that “the most important role in the implementation of any reforms will play a compact and efficient state apparatus, that should consider all the actions in the light of increasing welfare of the people”. Task: Present your vision of the criteria for the effectiveness of the activities of state bodies and their implementation on the example of your state body.

Public Administration (MPA)

The need to improve the quality of life was emphasized in the message address of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 5, 2018 “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life Growth of Welfare of Kazakhstan: Increasing Incomes and Quality of Life”. Task: Analyze and develop your own recommendations on the activities work of the state apparatus, focused on the needs of citizens and the maximum return on spent funds.

Digital Public Administration (MDPA)

Currently, the process of digitization is currently global. At the same time, Kazakhstan has defined the digital development priorities and is implementing a national program of digitization. In the state program “Digital Kazakhstan” for 2018-2022, the key role in its implementation is assigned to the state. Task: Analyze the opportunities of digitalization on the example of your government agency.

Anti-Corruption Policy (MACP)

In the Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2025, the transition to a qualitatively new approach to the implementation of anti-corruption policy is clearly marked. In the anti-corruption system, athe fundamental element is the identification and minimization of corruption risks, conditions and causes accompanying their occurrence. Task: Assess corruption risks at your State body and give recommendations on how to minimize them.

Institute of Management

Master of Economics (ME)

Justify or refute the positive impact of the mining industry in the country/region to the growth of the population’s quality of life in the long run.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Justify or refute the need of involvement of public in the management managerial of decision-making process using the case of your state body.

Master of Regional Development (MRD)

Justify or refute the need to ensure the economic independence of your region.

Master of Public Policy and Law (MPPL)

Justify or refute the need for decentralization of the governing system.

Master in Human Resource Management (MHRM)

Justify or refute the need to change an organizational culture using the case of your state body.

Institute of Diplomacy

International relations (MIR)

Foreign Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Geopolitics or Geoeconomics? Explain the significance of the chosen area of focus.