Kanat Makhanov

Kanat Makhanov

Senior Research fellow

Kanat Makhanov is a research fellow at the Eurasian Institute of the International H.A Yassawi Kazakh-Turkish University. He holds a BA in Business Economics from the KIMEP University from 2012. In 2014 he earned his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Vigo (Spain), completing his thesis on “Industrial Specialization in autonomous regions of Spain and Kazakhstan”. His main research interests are Spatial Economics, Economic Geography, Regional Economics, Human and Economic Geography.

Staff's Publications


September 27, 2019

Urban Demographics of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a country that experiences a rapid urbanization process. In 2019, the country’s urban population reached 10.7 million people, or nearly 58% of the total population [Statistics Committee, 2019]. For the first time statistics registered more than one fifth of the total population of the country and more than […]
September 17, 2019

Economic Growth in Kazakhstan: Update for the First Half of 2019

The current economic situation in Kazakhstan was discussed at the enlarged meeting of the country’s government held on July 15, 2019 under the chair-manship of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The meeting’s primary goal was to discuss Kazakhstan’s economic performance in the first half of 2019 and specify main priority targets until […]
July 31, 2019

Internal Migration in Kazakhstan

According to the most recent data from the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, the internal migrants in 2018 amounted to 91,347 people, which is the second highest number of internal migrants registered within a year since 2000, the first being in 2016 when 106,518 […]
July 26, 2019

New Urbanization Policy of Uzbekistan

Starting June 1, 2019, the Regulation on the Agency for Urbanization under the Ministry of Economy and Industry, approved by a decree of the Cabinet of Ministers, came into effect in Uzbekistan. The agency is tasked with assisting the government in the implementation of state policy of urbanization such as […]
June 23, 2019

Navoi Free Economic Zone: Opportunities for Regional Economic Cooperation

On May 16, 2019, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on the Navoi region free economic zone. According to the decree, the entire territory of the Navoi region is declared a free economic zone where enterprises will operate without paying almost all types of taxes. Special economic regulations […]
May 16, 2019

Firm Statistics of Manufacturing Sector in Kazakhstan

On May 14, 2019, during the governmental meeting, Kazakhstan’s Cabinet of Ministers and regional governors presented their reports to Prime Minister Askar Mamin summarizing the results of socio-economic development during the first quarter of 2019 (government.kz). The Prime Minister noted that in general, the country’s economy maintained a growing pattern. […]
April 25, 2019

Russia’s Demographics in 2018

The Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) of the Russian Federation reported that the number of the country’s residents as of January 1, 2019 equaled 144.439 million people, which is 88,000 people less than a year ago. Thus, over the course of 2018, the population of Russia decreased for the first […]
April 19, 2019

Geography of the Presidential Elections in Ukraine

Ukraine held two-round regular presidential election on 31 March and 21 April of 2019 in a two-round system as it is regulated by its constitution. As no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote in the first round, a second round was held between the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko […]
March 18, 2019

Moldova after Parliamentary Election

On 24 February of 2019, parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova were held. The previous parliamentary elections in the Republic of Moldova took place on 30 November 2014. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, parliamentary elections must be held within three months before the expiration of […]
January 29, 2019

General Socio-Economic Profile of the Turkestan Region and the City of Shymkent

On June 19, 2018, Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree according to which Shymkent became a city of republican status along with the cities of Almaty and Astana. The administrative center was moved to Turkestan, and the region was renamed from South Kazakhstan to Turkestan. Thus, Shymkent became the 17th region of […]