Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies
under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s state diaspora policy


Kazakhstan’s state diaspora policy aims to regulate issues in the field of repatriation of ethnic Kazakhs to Kazakhstan and support for compatriots living abroad.

During the years of independence a number of legal documents have been adopted and implemented in this area, including the State programmes to support compatriots living abroad in 1996 and 2005-2007, as well as plans for their implementation, the «Nurly kosh» programme (Kazakh: Нұрлы көш) for 2009-2011, The Concept of Migration Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2017-2021.

In order to put diaspora policy into practice, the Action Plan for the Support of Ethnic Kazakhs for 2018-2021 was adopted. However, Kazakhstan does not have a separate law regulating diaspora policy.

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