The World Bank in Kazakhstan

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    A recovery in the oil sector of Kazakhstan boosted recent economic performance. The oil boost has strengthened macroeconomic outlook, but downside risks to the current growth model remain. The authorities should show a greater commitment to transitioning to a new growth model.


    Social Safety Nets No Family Should Be Left Behind

    The experience of targeted conditional cash transfers to poor families in Kazakhstan is instructive for other countries.

    Youth Corps Program Income and Hope for Disabled

    Production of handmade toys provides income and hope for young people with disabilities in Kazakhstan.

    Photo-Story Images of Changing Climate

    From disappearing glaciers to extreme weather events, climate change has many faces in Central Asia.

    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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    Kazakhstan Economic Update - Spring 2018

    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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    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