Strategic risk analysis of the law enforcement agencies in Kazakhstan strengthened by EU expertise

  • Thematic Component: 1. Institutional Development of Border Control Agencies
  • Country: Kazakhstan

From 20-22 September 2022, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia, in partnership with the Programme Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, held a workshop in Astana on strategic risk analysis for the personnel of the Border service of national Security Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. The workshop aimed to familiarise participants with the principles and methodology of the Common Integrated Risk Analysis Model used in the European Union (EU) and provides information on a systematic approach to data collection and analysis.

The workshop emphasised the strengthening of cooperation on strategic risk analysis by all agencies involved in the state border management system. A comparative analysis of Kazakhstan and EU best practices was carried out and recommendations were developed for the implementation of a joint strategic risk analysis system.

Strategic risk analysis is a key element for decision-makers at the strategic and political levels. Furthermore, clear conclusions and recommendations made in joint strategic risk analysis are sufficient grounds for the allocation of finance and structural development of law enforcement agencies. The European Union’s member states possess broad experience in such cooperation and providing joint strategic risk analysis. Shared recommended actions shall thus strengthen the national capacities of Kazakh agencies to ensure effective border management, in line with principles of integrated border management.