Kazakhstan and ADB

ADB operations in Kazakhstan support sustainable post-pandemic recovery, help reduce inequalities and dependence on commodity exports, improve connectivity, and address vulnerabilities to climate change.

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Kazakhstan Facts

ADB's Work in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the first country in Central Asia to join the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1994. ADB has since supported Kazakhstan’s development through sovereign and nonsovereign financing, public–private partnerships advisory, technical assistance, and knowledge solutions. Operations have been focused on budget support and on the transport, finance, and renewable energy sectors.

Current ADB operations in Kazakhstan support economic diversification, inclusive development, and sustainable growth. ADB is also supporting Kazakhstan’s active participation in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.


Data: Kazakhstan

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Development indicators for Kazakhstan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.


ADB Projects in Kazakhstan  View all projects


Contact: Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM)

Astana Office, 12 Samal Microdistrict, Astana Tower Business Center, 20th Floor Astana 010000, Kazakhstan

Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Almaty Office, 20A Kazybek Bi Street, 2nd Floor, Arai Building, 050010 Almaty, Kazakhstan

Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Iskandar Gulamov (Mr)
Officer-in-Charge, Country Operations Head
Alibek Abdrakhmanov (Mr)
Senior Investment Specialist (Private Sector Operations Department)
Asem Chakenova (Ms)
Senior Project Officer (Sovereign Operations)
Aliya Ibadildina (Ms)
Communications Officer (Media Inquiries, CSO Focal)

ADB opened its Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM) in 1998. KARM has its head office in Astana and one branch in Almaty. The Astana office provides primary support for operations in the country and policy dialogue with the government. The Almaty branch hosts region-wide private sector operations and knowledge work. Both offices provide logistical support for ADB missions visiting Kazakhstan.

KARM conducts country partnership strategy development, programming, portfolio, and knowledge management activities. It also coordinates ADB operations with other development partners and engages in dialogues with local stakeholders, including academic institutions, think-tanks, the civil society, and nongovernment organizations.

KARM will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 3 November 2023