Call for bids in Kazakhstan: promotion of good corporate governance in the financial sector

The British Embassy in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan is now accepting project proposals for the 2019/2020 financial year (April 2019-March 2020).


This year the British Embassy Nur-Sultan is seeking to support projects that focus on promotion of good corporate governance in the financial sector of Kazakhstan.


We are particularly interested in project proposals aiming towards the following outcomes:


  1. increased capacity of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Government, AIFC, KASE and other key stakeholders to promote good corporate governance in the financial sector of Kazakhstan


  1. enhanced linkages between the UK’s and Kazakhstan’s financial sectors, and increased exposure of key stakeholders of Kazakhstan’s financial sector to the UK’s best practice on good corporate governance


  1. improved corporate governance in Kazakhstan’s financial institutions, as evidenced by overall improvement in investor confidence in Kazakhstan


Bid guidance


  • projects are funded for a single financial year running from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, with no expectation of continued funding beyond this period


  • maximum budget limit: £70,000




Bids will be assessed against the following criteria:


  • alignment with the above mentioned thematic priorities and outcomes


  • outcomes are achievable within the funding period


  • project design includes clear monitoring and evaluation procedures


  • sustainability demonstrating that project benefits continue after the funding ends


  • risk and financial accountability procedures
  • the organisation’s safeguarding policies that ensure protection of beneficiaries


  • overall value for money



  1. project proposals must be received by midnight on Tuesday 11 June 2019. Late proposals will not be considered
  2. proposals must be submitted using the attached forms only (Project Proposal and Activity Based Budget)
  3. proposals must be submitted to
  4. project proposals selected for further consideration will be notified on 18 June 2019
  5. the British Embassy Nur-Sultan aim to sign grant agreements with successful project implementers by 1 July 2019


Assemgul Kaliyeva, Projects Officer,

Alternative contact: Bibigul Zhumaguzhina, Prosperity Officer,


Activity Based Budget Template (ODS, 10.6KB)

Proposal Form £10k to £80k (ODT, 38.6KB)