Insights on the Business Climate in Kazakhstan

The global push for more sustainable and less-carbon intensive economic models has increased the salience of Kazakhstan’s long-standing diversification agenda. That this agenda remains only partially fulfilled reflects a number of issues that affect the conditions for investment, innovation and entrepreneurship. Elaborating on feedback garnered through a small, focussed survey of foreign firms in Kazakhstan, this report provides new insights into private-sector perceptions of the ongoing reform process and in doing so draws attention to some of the most pressing issues facing policymakers and business.

Available from May 17, 2023Also available in: Russian


Executive summary
An economic overview of Kazakhstan: trends and challenges
Survey methodology and findings overview
Addressing infrastructure and skills gaps for private sector digitalisation
Improving the operational environment for firms: focus on trade facilitation and contract enforcement
Facilitating and encouraging foreign investment: Focus on regulatory barriers and competition
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