Kazakhstan is located deep in the Eurasian continent and borders the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The country has about 160 deposits of oil and gas with reserves approximately equal to present day resources of the whole Western Europe. It is also rich in commercial minerals such as chromium, iron, zinc, copper, and, tungsten.

- Official site of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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