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Last updated: January 18, 2022

January 11, 2022

The power systems of Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic operate in parallel under an agreement to provide mutual services on power regulation and supply. With growing electricity consumption and the development of renewable energy, both countries are looking for innovative ways to strengthen cooperation and increase the security of clean energy supply to the national and regional energy markets.

December 30, 2021

Between March and September 2020, emergency COVID-19 procurement in Kazakhstan amounted to nearly $1 billion. As the crisis deepened and citizens across the country became increasingly dependent on state healthcare, activists began to question the effectiveness of public health spending.

December 28, 2021

The USAID Eliminating Tuberculosis in Central Asia activity uses state-of-the-art information technology (IT) equipment to virtually train TB specialists at the National Reference Laboratory in Kazakhstan. 

December 27, 2021

Shakhnoza Abdurakhmanova, 24, is now known in her local community as a successful small-scale entrepreneur. However, a few years ago, she could barely find enough money to cover her family’s basic needs. “There were times when we couldn’t pay the utility bills and would end up without electricity or gas at home, and move to our parents’ house just to survive,” Shakhnoza shares. 

December 27, 2021

Sustainable water use is essential in the arid Central Asia region, especially for maintaining vital food security. Marat Beksultanov, founder of AgriTech Hub, launched a geographic information system (GIS) platform to help farmers, policymakers and investors of Kazakhstan’s Turkistan region make better decisions on water consumption. Combining satellite sensing technology with big data analysis, this platform optimizes field-level water productivity on Turkistan farms, and maximizes crop-per-drop yields.

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