Kazakhstan is located at the heart of Central Asia, at the center of transport routes between Asia and Europe. The ancient Silk Road, a key land bridge for centuries, provided a route through Kazakhstan for international traders and merchants, and thereby contributed to the richness of the country's culture and to the country's ability to adapt and develop.

Economic Outlook

Highlights from the Asian Development Outlook 2014:

Growth rose to 6% from 5% in 2012, reflecting accelerated private consumption and investment, though the current account surplus shrank further to 0.1% of GDP from 0.3% a year earlier. The pace is projected to remain at 6% in 2014 and improve to 6.4% in 2015, as the February 2014 devaluation of the Kazakh tenge and new flows from the Kashagan oilfield should boost exports and the current account surplus. Read more.

More economic and social indicators for Kazakhstan from the World Bank's World Development Indicators online.

Human Development

The United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report program has prepared a series of reports on Kazakhstan.

Partner Institutions and Kazakhstan