As Kazakhstan faces a new wave on the pandemic that forced authorities to reimpose a two-week quarantine, the country ponders its future in a post-COVID-19 world.
Faced with the challenges of oil price volatility and global economic shock, EURACTIV tracks how the new leadership of Central Asia’s biggest country and economy is battling the virus, and the recovery strategies that will be crucial in the coming period of reconstruction.
In this Special Report, EURACTIV looks at the role of renewables in Kazakhstan’s future, the importance of skills investment and digitisation and asks whether the new economic reality is an opportunity for European investors.
Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev turns 80 on Monday (6 July) but the streets in the Central Asian country are set to be empty as a new period of lockdown begins and celebrations of his birthday and the 'national capital day', have been cancelled or moved online.
With the support of authorities and growing green credentials, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) is well placed to play a key role in the country's recovery and sustainable economic development, experts say.
Kazakstan's education and skills policies will be crucial for the Central Asian country's economic recovery and efforts to avoid the digital divide, experts say.
Some 78% of Kazakhstan's population are internet users and the country has one of the lowest prices …
Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced a series of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday (8 July), warning his countrymen that the situation remains serious and declaring 13 July a national day of mourning in memory of the pandemic's victims.