Developing Asia To Extend Steady Growth in 2014

Higher demand from recovering advanced economies will be dampened somewhat by moderating growth in the PRC, says new ADB report. Read More

Middle-income Trap Holds Back Asia's Potential New Tiger Economies

Moving from a low-cost to a high-value economy requires innovative companies, an improved education system, and government incentives. Read More

ADB's 47th Annual Meeting in Astana to Focus on Connectivity

About 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists, and civil society representatives from across the world are set to gather in Astana, Kazakhstan 2-5 May for ADB’s 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors. Read More

Harnessing Innovation for Kazakhstan’s Sustainable Growth

ADB is helping Kazakhstan to diversify its economy and avoid falling into the middle-income trap. Read More


As the world’s largest landlocked country, and with a sparse population disbursed across the vast land, Kazakhstan faces high costs and challenges in accessing global markets and delivering domestic public services. The national priority is improved transport networks to help reduce transport costs and facilitate movement.

ADB's country partnership strategy (CPS), 2012-2016, for Kazakhstan is designed to make the economy more competitive and diverse in order to sustain growth and create jobs. It defines a new development partnership with ADB that is relevant and responsive to Kazakhstan’s goal of transitioning to a high-income country.

Fast Facts

16.96 (2012)
Population in millions

1.6% (2010-2012)
Annual population growth rate

5.3% (2011)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
140.00 / 4.65
Agriculture (3)
65.00 / 2.16
Education (3)
425.00 / 14.11
Finance (5)
500.00 / 16.60
Public Sector (1)
1,788.30 / 59.35
Transport and ICT (10)
34.60 / 1.15
Water Supply (1)
60.00 / 1.99
Multisector (2)
3,012.90 / 100.00
TOTAL (25)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2012