Presentation Of The Book “Transformation Of The Economy Of Kazakhstan”

Presentation Of The Book "Transformation Of The Economy Of Kazakhstan"

On May 22 in Astana and May 23 in Almaty the presentation of the book “Transformation of the economy of Kazakhstan”, organized by the Representative Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan, will be held. The presenters are the authors of the book and other invited experts.

The book is issued by the opening of the international specialized exhibition “Astana EXPO-2017” and will be of interest to a wide range of readers who are interested in the economic development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

After the presentation, there will be an expert discussion, an autograph session, and a discussion with the audience.

The book “Transformation of the Economy of Kazakhstan” is a collection of articles by leading experts from Kazakhstan and publications of German authors, who gathered information about Kazakhstan during their work in the country and, based on their observations, make recommendations for further strategic development. It should be noted that although some of the authors’ recommendations differ from each other, many positions still coincide. “The ideas reflected in the book are based on the general belief of the authors that Kazakhstan should have an individual path of development,” writes one of the authors, Thomas Helm.

Great emphasis is put on the strategy of cooperation, as well as on considerations of the main economic sectors of the republic, describing their development, key challenges, and a variety of ideas and recommendations for the process of transformation already underway. In addition to economic transformations, the authors focus their audience’s attention on political reforms.

The book’s authors are:

Thomas Helm – Heads the representation of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Kazakhstan.

Rakhim Oshakbayev – Economist, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Applied Research “Talap”.

Baurzhan Uakpaev – A director of the Institute for Humanitarian Studies and Projects.

Dosym Satpayev – Heads one of the oldest non-governmental consulting and analytical organizations in Kazakhstan – “Group of Risk Assessment”. PhD of political science.

Vyacheslav Dodonov – Chief research officer of the Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Erbulat Seilekhanov – Works in the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan as the head of the secretariat of the chairman of the senate.

Adil Kaukenov – A political expert, an expert in international relations, and an expert on China. Since September 2016, he has been heading the Center for Chinese Studies at the Chinese Center in Almaty.

Arman Kashkinbekov – Heads the Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan.

Dr. Diethard Rudert – Since March 1, 2014, he has been the head of the German-Kazakh agrarian-political dialogue project on the bilateral cooperation program of the German Ministry of Nutrition and Agriculture.

Nicholas Scholz – bachelor of international management, completed a seven-month internship at the Kazakhstan office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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