World Bank outlines priorities for improving Kazakhstan’s public procurement systems NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The World Bank and Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Finance jointly presented the results of the assessment of Kazakhstan’s public procurement system to a broad group of stakeholders including representatives from the government, the private sector and civil society, a press release from the World Bank reads.
World Bank appoints new Country Manager for Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Jean-Francois Marteau, a French national, with over 20 years of experience in economic policy implementation and project management, has been appointed the World Bank's new Country Manager in Kazakhstan, Kazinform has learnt from the WB’s press service.
Fast-paced reforms lead to improvements in ease of doing business across Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Regions of Kazakhstan have made doing business easier by improving business regulation over the past two years, says the World Bank in a new report released today, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the World Bank.
World Bank chief sees rising trade barriers as major downside risk to global growth WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM The global economic outlook is shadowed by "substantial challenges," World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday, highlighting rising trade barriers as one of the major downside risks to growth, according to Xinhua.
China, WB, IMF, Uzbekistan talk solar energy, micro hydro-power plants BAKU. KAZINFORM The 29th meeting of the Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) of the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) was held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Trend reports with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan.
WB: Central Asian states to mull natural disasters BAKU. KAZINFORM At the end of February participants from all five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) will discuss issues of natural disasters at the Forum on Financial Protection against Natural Disasters in Almaty, Ko Takeuchi, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist for Central Asia at the World Bank told Trend.
World Bank president to step down February 1 ASTANA. KAZINFORM - World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on January 7 announced that he will be stepping down from his position after more than six years in which the institution's shareholders provided strong support to multiple initiatives to ensure that the Bank Group retains strong leadership in the world of global development, Kazinform cites the international institution.