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“Kazakhstan 2050: Toward a Modern Society for All” Book Released

Posted on May 14, 2014 by KazCham

The Astana Times

A new 400-page book “Kazakhstan 2050: Toward a Modern Society for All,” was released at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank in Astana. The Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov and several other international experts attended the book launch.

Speaking at the event, Massimov said that “Kazakhstan 2050 seeks to accelerate the current force of reform and modernisation and aims to propel Kazakhstan into the 30 industrialised and developed nations in the world. With high ambition comes high responsibility. There are many challenges and difficulties that lie ahead of us.”

The book focuses on the key priorities and strategy for Kazakhstan to achieve the Kazakhstan 2050 vision. These priorities include an efficient energy sector, green growth, balanced growth, regional integration, developing human resources and building resilient economic institutions.

The authors of the book also stressed that  “[Kazakhstan needs] to avoid getting mired in the ‘middle-income-trap,’ which has become the bane of so many countries at the same stage of development at which Kazakhstan is currently.”

The book is edited by Shigeo Katsu, rector of the Nazarbayev University and Dr. Johannes Linn, Former VP of the World Bank, along with two other experts. The book has been written by 8 prominent international experts, and has been published in English and Russian by the Oxford University Press.

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