Kazakhstan and ADB
In the Spotlight
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.
This publication compiles the best practices for the introduction and development of road asset management based on a desk review of the experiences in the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, including Kazakhstan.
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
- Astana Integrated Water Master Plan
- Support to Small and Medium Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Development
- Joint Government of Kazakhstan and the Asian Development Bank Knowledge and Experience Exchange Program, Phase 3
- Kazakhstan Urban Infrastructure Modernization Program and Finance Facility
- Establishment of the Kazakhstan Knowledge Center on Integrated Water Resources Management