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Working Paper
Nov 01, 2013

Kazakhstan's environmental situation is at a critical cross-road, where the pressures of economic growth without adequate environmental controls and the legacy of industrial production are beginning to take their...

Policy Research Working Paper
Basu Kaushik, De Supriyo, Ratha Dilip, Timmer HansOct 01, 2013

This paper analyzes the evolution of sovereign credit ratings in the wake of the global financial crisis by studying changes in actual, shadow, and relative ratings between 2008 and 2012. For countries that do...

Working Paper
Shah Jitendra, Rinnerberger Nina, Murisic Maja, Srivastava Jitendra, Levine Tamara AshleyOct 01, 2013

This overview of climate change activities in Kazakhstan is part of a series of country notes for five Central Asian countries that summarize climate portfolio of the major development partners in a number of...

Economic Updates and Modeling
Sarsenov Ilyas, Madani DorsatiSep 30, 2013

While the world economy continues to be unsettled, economic growth in Kazakhstan has been solid. Strong domestic demand, coupled with increased oil output and favorable weather conditions, is likely to boost ...

Sep 10, 2013

The World Bank Group is committed to including a gender lens in its activities and addressing gender-specific challenges to reduce inequalities between women and men. Europe and Central Asia’s 'Gender at a ...

Risk-Based Tax Audits

This publication looks at different stages for selection of taxpayers based on risk assessment. Kazakhstan has recently adopted this system of tax administration. Read More »

Saroj Kumar Jha
World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia
Sebnem Akkaya
Country Manager for Kazakhstan
Rising Food and Energy

Rising incomes around the world have increased demand for food and fuel and supply factors have affected prices—affecting the ECA region particularly hard. Read More »