Over 200 UNDP Projects Implemented in Kazakhstan


During a meeting between Kazakhstan’s Vice Prime Minister, Nurlan Baibazarov and Katarzhina Vaviernia, permanent representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, discussions focused on UNDP projects aimed to promote the economic development of UN member states.

To date, over  200 projects worth over $200 million have been implemented in the country with support from the government of Kazakhstan, public organizations, the business sector, UN agencies, and other partners.  Broad ranging, the initiatives include the development of small and medium businesses, green energy, agriculture, and ecotourism.

Nurlan Baibazarov  noted that Kazakhstan is ready to present the third Voluntary National Review on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the High-Level Political Forum in New York in 2025 and stated: “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is a national priority for Kazakhstan. We pay great attention to discussing the implementation of the goals at different platforms to find optimal solutions for our state’s sustainable development. The voluntary review will objectively reflect the country’s main achievements, challenges, and emerging problems.”

In addition, it was noted that Kazakhstan is interested in strengthening cooperation with UNDP, and in particular,  the successful implementation of the UNDP Country Program for 2021-2025.