As part of the World Bank's Joint Economic Research Program (JERP) for Kazakhstan, the Centre for Financial Reporting Reform (CFRR) managed a technical assistance project to investigate the potential for using the International Financial Reporting Standard for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to improve the financial reporting framework for small and medium-sized enterprises in Kazakhstan. The project ran from 2010 to 2012, and again in 2021.

At a different time, CFRR also provided technical assistance on state-owned enterprise (SOE) governance as part of JERP for Kazakhstan.