18 April 2017

It’s been the second year of the inflation targeting implementation in Kazakhstan. Last year, with a target of 6-8 percent, the inflation amounted to 8.6%, according to the data of the financial regulator.

17 April 2017

At the end of 2016, the agreement between the EEA and Vietnam on establishing of a free trade zone came into effect. According to the Eurasian Economic Commission, the project is expected to cause an increase in trade turnover between the countries.

15 February 2017
Presidential elections took place in Turkmenistan. The victory of the incumbent president as the main favorite of the election campaign was a foregone conclusion, and therefore the election itself could not be called a strength test of the political regime.
15 February 2017
On Sunday, February 12, regular presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan. According to the voting results, the incumbent president Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov won a clear-cut victory, with the support of more than 97 percent of the voters and was re-elected, according to the new amendments to the constitution, for the next 7 years.
01 February 2017
The annual addresses of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan have become a traditional instrument of the state strategic planning and of communication between the authorities and the society.

Main events

06 February 2017
Date: 06 February 2017
According to the decision of the Board of trustees of the Institute of World Economics and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation (dated February 3, 2017) Yerzhan Saltybayev was appointed as a director of the IWEP
20 January 2017
Date: 19 January 2017
January 19, 2017, an international roundtable “Joining the Economic Belt of the Silk Road and the Nurly Zhol: current status and development potential”took place in Almaty. It was organized by the Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation, together with the General Consulate of China in Almaty.
23 December 2016
Date: 27 December 2016
IWEP director Sultan Akimbekov participated in the conference «NATO presence in Afghanistan: intermediate results and prospect, impact on the region» organized by Lev Gumilev Center on the 22nd of December.
13 December 2016
Date: 13 December 2016
Institute of world economics and politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation organized the round-table conference dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan independence and role of the institution of presidency in the development of the state. The event took place in December, 13, in Astana.