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Kazakhstan and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Building a Diversified and Sustainable Economy in 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.

  • ADB-Kazakhstan Partnership Strategy

    The aim of country partnership strategy (CPS), 2017-2021 is for ADB to assist Kazakhstan in achieving its medium-term development targets and fulfilling its global obligations under the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) agenda.

  • ADB VP Reaffirms Support to Kazakhstan, Regional Cooperation

    ADB Vice-President Wencai Zhang reaffirms that ADB will continue to support the Government of Kazakhstan’s development agenda and is exploring new ways of engaging with the country, including public-private partnerships, blended finance, and other innovative financing approaches.

  • ADB, Tengri Bank Sign Agreement to Support Trade in Kazakhstan

    ADB and Tengri Bank signed a trade finance agreement enabling ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) to provide guarantees to support import and export transactions in Kazakhstan. 

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.


24 June 2017ADB Board members visit Kazakhstan
22 June 2017Vice President Diwakar Gupta participates in the Foreign Investors' Council Plenary Session in Astana



Projects in Kazakhstan