Meeting with specialists of the Karaganda Oblast Social Protection Department
The mission team discussed on a unique database of TSA beneficiaries created by the department specialists
On 7 July the Ministry and UNDP/ILO organized a roundtable to discuss the ILO Inception Report on Targeted Social Assistance in Kazakhstan. Comments of the local experts and of the Ministry officials will be incorporated in the final report.
The second city on the mission’s route was Karaganda. There, at the Karaganda Oblast Social Protection Department the mission team discussed on a unique database of TSA beneficiaries created by the department specialists. The database will serve as a background material for further assessment of presently functioning TSA scheme in the Karaganda oblast.
In Almaty the work was mostly concentrated on assessing and reviewing statistical data related to the subsistence minimum, poverty line and individual/household income. The ILO mission team also met with the UNDP colleagues to discuss the project implementation issues.
The TSA project is expected to be completed by the end of 2003, and a final report will be presented at the roundtable and workshop in Astana.