Central Asia Think Tank Development Forum


Kazakhstan Vice Minister of National Economy Timur Zhaxylykov and Deputy Chief Economist and ERCD DDG Juzhong Zhuang on 20 June opened the 2-day program in Astana, along with Nazarbayev University President Shigeo Katsu and CAREC Institute Director Kubat Umurzakov. About 80 government officials and think tank representatives from 10 CAREC countries, ADB, CAREC Institute, EBRD, UNDP, and WB discussed ways to promote economic cooperation in Central Asia; and a proposal to establish a network of think tanks.