In March 2019, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan established the National Quality Center for Road Assets (NQCRA) to address identified shortcomings in the road sector. NQCRA is equipped with a range of powers which will enable it to act as a center of excellence and is expected to help deliver substantial improvements to the overall quality of the road network. Therefore, the government requested for a technical assistance (TA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help strengthen the capacity of the NQCRA in the development of:
(i) guidelines and technical notes for road maintenance and asset management tools, and economic analysis including traffic forecasting;
(ii) manuals for the identification and treatment of road safety hazards;
(iii) a road map for a competency framework for professional and technical staff working in the road sector in regards to Anti-Bribery Management System.
IMPACT & OUTCOME
Transformation of Kazakhstan into a modern society with a knowledge-based, diversified, and private sector-driven economy accelerated and Capacity of the NQCRA strengthened.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main