Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

Innovative Asia: Advancing the Knowledge-Based Economy

Case studies of the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan identify a range of policies and initiatives that can strengthen innovation-led growth and help them transition from a middle-income to a high-income economy.   Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More


ADB began its partnership with Kazakhstan shortly after the country became independent in 1991. To help the country’s transition from a centrally planned to a market-driven economy, ADB provided much-needed support in agriculture, education, finance, and delivery of social services.

In recent years, ADB operations in Kazakhstan have focused on transport, small and medium-sized enterprise sector development, knowledge support, and private sector development. Regional cooperation under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program is an integral aspect of ADB operations in the country.

In May 2014, the Government of Kazakhstan hosted ADB’s Annual Meeting for the first time.

Fast Facts

17.05 (2013)
Population in millions

1.6% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

3.8% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
180.20 / 5.56
Agriculture (4)
65.00 / 2.00
Education (3)
40.00 / 1.23
Energy (2)
575.00 / 17.73
Finance (6)
60.00 / 1.85
Multisector (2)
500.00 / 15.42
Public Sector (1)
1,788.30 / 55.14
Transport and ICT (10)
34.60 / 1.07
Water Supply (1)
3,243.10 / 100.00
TOTAL (29)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013