Kazakhstan and ADB
In the Spotlight
This comparative analysis of administrative frameworks, functions, and performance of revenue bodies in 28 Asia–Pacific economies includes developments and trends in tax administration practice and performance. Download report
ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang reaffirmed ADB’s strong development partnership with Kazakhstan during his 3-day visit. Vice-President Zhang held meetings with Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and other senior government officials to discuss Kazakh and global economic prospects.
ADB expects to provide $3 billion in assistance to Kazakhstan in 2017-2021 to support the country’s ambition to be a top 30 global economy by 2050.
In the early 1990s, Kazakhstan was transitioning from a centrally planned economy to one driven by market forces. ADB began supporting the Government of Kazakhstan in 1994, a few years after the country became independent, by providing much-needed assistance in agriculture, education, finance, and the delivery of social services.
Since the early 2000s, Kazakhstan has pursued economic diversification to avoid being stuck in the “middle-income trap.” It seeks to transform from a landlocked to a “landlinked” economy. To address these development needs, ADB cooperation with Kazakhstan in recent years has focused on the finance and transport sectors and on knowledge partnerships.
Kazakhstan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Read the ADB and Kazakhstan fact sheet.
Projects in Kazakhstan
- Total Eren Access M-KAT Solar Power Project
- Enhancing Project Readiness and Implementation in Central and West Asia
- Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor: Preparing the Modern Agriculture Wholesale Market Development Project
- Regional Cooperation on Increasing Cross-Border Energy Trading within the Central Asian Power System
- Scoping the Green Investments Finance Program