Kazakhstan: Activities

17 November 2016

ADB visits Kazakhstan's Kyzylorda region, speaks at VIII Baikonur Invest Forum

Country Director Giovanni Capannelli visited the Kyzylorda region to meet with government officials and participate in the VIII Baikonur Invest Forum. The Country Diector met with Kyzylorda Governor Krymbek Kusherbayev to discuss possible ADB operations in urban development, water management systems, and agriculture. The Governor expressed interest in receiving ADB support under Kazakhstan's new CPS for 2017-2021 as a pilot region.

10 November 2016

ADB discusses support to SMEs at the V CICA Business Forum

Country Director Giovanni Capannelli participated in the “Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia” Fifth Business Forum in Astana. In his remarks, Mr. Capannelli highlighted the importance of SMEs development for improving Kazakhstan's competitiveness and promoting economic diversification. He also explained ADB's readiness to continue its support to SMEs under the 2017-2021 Country Partnership Strategy with a focus on promoting women entrepreneurs in rural areas. 

3 November 2016

ADB speaks about career opportunities at Nazarbayev University

Country Director Giovanni Capannelli participated in a career week at Nazarbayev University's Graduate School of Business. He briefed the students about ADB's mission, the way it operates, and its employment opportunities, including the Young Professionals Program and Internship Program. 

20 October 2016

ADB shares experience in governance and public management at Nazarbayev University

ADB Technical Advisor Gambhir Bhatta made a presentation on ADB’s work on governance and public sector management at the Graduate School of Public Policy of Nazarbayev University (GSPP) in Astana. GSPP and ADB also discussed collaboration on knowledge work. 

18 October 2016

ADB meets with Deputy Governor of East Kazakhstan region

On 18 October, KARM CD Giovanni Capannelli and ADB’s Technical Advisor (Governance) Gambhir Bhatta met with Deputy Governor of East Kazakhstan region/oblast Kuat Tumabayev and other officials in Ust-Kamenogorsk city to discuss opportunities for ADB’s operations in the region and forthcoming work on governance risk assessment. The assessment is being prepared to inform ADB’s 2017-2021 Country Partnership Strategy for Kazakhstan.

6 October 2016

National media visit ADB-supported road project in Mangistau oblast

Representatives from national media participated in a press tour on 3-4 October to learn about ADB's support in transport sector and contribution to regional cooperation under the CAREC program. The journalists witnessed construction works of the Aktau-Shetpe road section, met with a resettled family, and visited the Aktau sea port.

22 June 2016

Public Lecture on Inclusive Growth is Held at Nazarbayev University

Professor Ravi Kanbur of Cornell University gave a public lecture entitled "Inclusive Growth and National Policies" at Nazarbayev University in Astana, as part of ADB’s study on Good Jobs for Inclusive Growth in Central and West Asia. The lecture was organized during the bank's mission to Kazakhstan discussing the study’s preliminary findings and policy recommendations to address local issues and perspectives.

25 May 2016

ADB Vice-President Meets Kazakhstan Prime-Minister

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov met with ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang in Astana to discuss the country's development challenges and priorities. The Vice-President also met with National Economy Minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev, Finance Minister Bakhyt Sultanov, Investment and Development Minister Asset Issekeshev, and other senior officials to discuss the new Country Partnership Strategy currently being prepared. The Vice-President, in his statement  at the Astana Economic Forum, stressed the importance of regional cooperation initiatives, private sector development, and diversification as drivers of sustainable growth. He also visited ADB-funded SME projects.

3 May 2016

Urban Development Mission Visits Kazakhstan

The mission met  with Mr. Krymbek Kusherbayev, Governor of Kyzylorda Region, other government officials, and development partners to discuss the preparations for ADB's technical assistance for integrated urban development in Kyzylorda Region, and other opportunities in urban sector. They also met with the Almaty city administration and Almaty Development Center to discuss potential urban projects under the CAREC program for the Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor Initiative.  

14 April 2016

Annual Portfolio Review Meeting

ADB and Ministry of National Economy held an annual portfolio review meeting to discuss the performance of the country portfolio in 2015, cross-sectoral issues, and measures to address them. Representatives of executing and implementing agencies participated in the meeting.