Training on Land Acquisition and Resettlement held in Astana

On 8-9 July 2014, ADB organized a training workshop on implementing land acquisition and resettlement safeguards for over 20 government officials and consultants of Kazakhstan that are involved in land acquisition activities in the transport sector. The training provided the participants with an orientation on ADB’s resettlement principles, national laws, and practical approaches for addressing resettlement in the transport sector. It compared ADB's and the government's land acquisition and resettlement policies and practices, and also discussed land valuation principles and methodology. The activity was held under an ADB-funded regional technical assistance project.


ADB and Kazakh Government Discuss Industrial Diversification at Astana Economic Forum

ADB’s Economic Research Department Advisor Jesus Felipe made a presentation on Kazakhstan's potential to become a modern industrial and service economy. Organized by the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning and the Economic Research Institute, the special session at the Astana Economic Forum included opening remarks by ADB Governor and Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Erbolat Dossaev. Over 100 participants from the government, international organizations, and media attended the event. Download ADB's report on Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st century.


ADB Vice-President visits Kazakhstan

ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang visited Kazakhstan on 31 March to 1 April to discuss ADB’s work in the country. He met with Head of President's Office Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov, Economy and Budget Planning Minister and Chair of ADB Board of Governors Erbolat Dossaev, and other high-level officials of Kazakhstan. Vice-President Zhang reiterated ADB's strong commitment in supporting the implementation of Kazakhstan's 2050 Strategy. Zhang visited two enterprises funded under ADB's Small and Medium Enterprises Support Program. He was also briefed on preparations and visited venues for the 47th Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors in Astana on 2 to 5 May.


Tripartite Portfolio Review Meeting

ADB Kazakhstan Resident Mission conducted a Tripartite Portfolio Review meeting to evaluate overall progress against the country portfolio and project performance targets, and discuss project-specific issues and the necessary measures to address them. The representatives of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport and Communication, and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Damu attended the meeting.


Regional Seminar on Risk Management and Internal Controls held in Almaty

As part of ADB’s ongoing support to help strengthen the capacity of financial sector supervisors and regulators, ADB arranged a seminar on Risk Management and Internal Controls on 3-7 February 2014 in Almaty. The seminar was hosted by the National Bank of Kazakhstan. During the 5-day seminar, thirty participants from central banks and ministries of finance from eight countries in the region - Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan - engaged in interactive group sessions, exchanged experiences, and networked.


ADB Vice-President visits Kazakhstan

ADB Vice-President for Administration and Corporate Management Bruce Davis met with Economy and Budget Planning Minister Erbolat Dossaev, who is also ADB Governor for Kazakhstan, and other high-level officials on 29 January 2014 to discuss preparations for the 47th Annual Meeting in Astana on 2-5 May 2014. Vice-President Davis highlighted the long-standing ADB-Kazakhstan partnership and announced the signing of a sustainability agreement for the Annual Meeting in a live interview on the national television channel. He also met with Damu Fund to discuss ADB's Small and Medium Enterprises Support Program and visited project sites and the Annual Meeting venues.