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Kazakhstan at a Crossroads: Governance, Corruption & International Investment

By Adam Hug.

In the second report in our three paper Kazakhstan at a Crossroads series supported by the Civil Activity Fund, Adam Hug explores some of Kazakhstan's recent economic problems and the challenges the country faces reforming its economic governance for the benefit of citizens and international investors alike. The report looks at issues including the politicisation of corruption, resource nationalism and internet restrictions. It argues that continued engagement with Kazakhstan must address fundamental governance concerns as well as short-term economic gains.

Download Kazakhstan at a Crossroads: Governance and Economy report (440 kilobyte PDF)