One of the most important objectives of achieving gender symmetry is ensuring equitable representation of women and men in leadership positions in academic science. In order to understand the current state of progress in gender quality in Kazakhstan’s academic science there is a need to overview the available statistical data.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the new independent Caspian littoral states faced with the necessity to adopt their own strategies towards the development of the coastal territories including energy and transport infrastructure improvement.
In July 2017, Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan (Halyk Bank) officially announced that the bank acquired 96.81% of ordinary shares of Kazkommertsbank (KKB) for two tenge from Kenes Rakishev and the Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”, which owned 86.09% and 10.72% stakes of KKB, respectively (Halykbank, 2017). This acquisition significantly reshaped the country’s banking sector.
According to the latest official report provided by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan based on the latest collected data, the population of Kazakhstan exceeded 18 million people by the beginning of June of 2017. Thus, from the beginning of 2017 the population of Kazakhstan increased by 0.54%. The demographic dynamics of Kazakhstan shows a positive trend since 2003.
On March 27, 2017, the heads of governments of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM (acronym standing for Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova) member states gathered in Kiev for the first time in almost a decade since its 2008 summit in Batumi, Georgia. The regional grouping was established in 1997 with a long-term goal of integrating into the Euro-Atlantic organizations and counterbalancing the Russian dominance in the Black Sea region.
The China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan (CKU) railway project aimed to link Beijing with Central Asia is among China’s main transportation policy priorities in the region. The CKU project, which has been on the agenda since the mid-1990s, is also of great importance for China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Within the field of economics, demographics is a very powerful tool for analysis and forecasting. The application of the economic analysis techniques to demographics can provide us with a wide variety of information for purposes ranging from economic market research to economic policy development.
The quality of teacher training, the low status of the profession and the low incomes of teachers are deterrents to the development of school education, Kasim-Zhomart Tokayev, Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan, said on Friday during the parliamentary hearings. In his opinion, the government needs to think about how to raise the incomes of teachers whose low status hinders the development of school education.
Maritime transport plays a crucial role in facilitating international trade and boosting economic development. Being placed in an advantageous geographical position, namely, between the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, Iran is strongly interested in the expansion of its maritime transportation network benefiting from the transit advantages.
In the early 2000s, in order to reduce the costs of production, a large number of Western companies moved their industrial facilities to regions with an undeveloped market, cheap labor and low industrial costs for environment. In this regard, the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, especially China, which has become the “world’s factory”, perfectly matched the mentioned criteria.