Astana Hall (Mangilik El 55/19, block C3.4)

13:00 - 13:50

Economic Complexity and Diversification: Kazakhstan Report by Harvard Growth Lab


The Harvard Growth Lab and the AIFC conducted extensive research on the complexity of Kazakhstan’s economy and exports. The primary objectives of this study were to identify export and investment opportunities, as well as to develop a set of evidence-based recommendations on economic growth and export diversification.

The research analysed the exports structure of Kazakhstan in terms of product economic complexity and, based on that, the regions of Kazakhstan with similar export capabilities were grouped into macro regions. A list of recommended products was compiled for each macro region to diversify exports of Kazakhstan.

The presentation of the results of the research will include the methodology and approach description, rationale behind the formation of macro regions, factors considered to identify investment opportunities, and tailored product recommendations for each macro region to improve economic complexity of Kazakhstan.