OECD Urban Policy Reviews: Kazakhstan

Urbanisation is an important condition for economic development, but must be managed effectively if cities are to realise their potential as engines of national growth. This report provides a comprehensive assessment of Kazakhstan’s urban policies in terms of economic, social and environmental impact. It analyses how national spatial planning for urban regions, along with specific sectoral policies, affect urban development directly and indirectly. It also looks at specific issues such as housing, public utilities, urban transport, and migration. The review assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of current urban governance arrangements, and makes recommendations for steps Kazakhstan can take to develop an attractive and well-managed system of large and medium-sized cities that can help it achieve its development objectives.

Published on June 08, 2017Also available in: Russian

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Acronyms and abbreviations
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations
Kazakhstan's urban system and its challenges
Towards effective and sustainable urbanisation in KazakhstanThis chapter
Governing urbanisation in Kazakhstan
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