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The World Bank in Kazakhstan

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    Since 2002, Kazakhstan’s GDP per capita has risen six fold and poverty rates have fallen sharply. Ongoing reforms aim to reduce the role of the state in the economy and facilitate the development of a vibrant and innovative tradable non-oil sector.


    Business Climate Doing Business in Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan is among world’s top 30 economies in ease of doing business according to the Doing Business 2019 report.

    Job Creation More Jobs with Higher Wages

    What should Central Asian countries do to build on their past achievements and prepare their citizens for the jobs of the future?

    Kazakhstan At-A-Glance

    Kazakhstan has a land area equal to that of Western Europe but one of the lowest population densities globally. Strategically, it links the large and fast-growing markets of China and South Asia and those of Russia and Western Europe by road, rail, and a port on the Caspian Sea. Kazakhstan has transitioned from lower-middle-income to upper-middle-income status in less than two decades.




    Projects in Kazakhstan

    South-West Roads Project: Western Europe-Western China transit corridor

    The project aims to increase transport efficiency and to improve road management and traffic safety in Kazakhstan.

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    Policy Research Working Paper

    Measuring the Middle Class in Kazakhstan: A Subjective Approach

    Public Finance Review

    Kazakhstan: Toward Fiscal Sustainability and Economic Transformation

    ESMAP Papers

    New Energy Efficiency Plans for Astana and Almaty

    Power Sector Note

    Reform Experiences and Challenges Ahead in the Power Sector



    Lilia Burunciuc

    Regional Director for Central Asia

    Ato Brown

    World Bank Country Manager for Kazakhstan

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    Income and Hope for Young People with Disabilities

    Fiscal Consolidation and Long-Term Economic Transformation

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    World Bank and Kazakhstan: 25 Years of Partnership

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    Country Office Contacts

    Astana, +7 7172 691-440
    12 Samal, 14 floor, 010000 Astana
    [email protected]
    Almaty, +7 727 377-8220
    Central Asia Regional Office: 41A Kazybek bi Street, 4th Floor, 050010 Almaty