Kazakhstan’s natural resources include oil, natural gas, uranium, chromium, lead, zinc, manganese, coal, iron and gold. From 2000 – 2003 hydrocarbon products accounted on average for almost half of total exports. The Republic takes 12th place in world for oil and 19th place for natural gas reserves. Mining and smelting industry develop only 10-15% of proven reserves. Kazakhstan has the second largest reserves of uranium in the world and is the leading producer.
Sources: IMF, US State Gov, Ernst & Young, Finam Management
EITI status: Compliant
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In July 2012 the Association "Azamattyk Kuryltay - Civil Assembly" launched a project to create a network of Expert Councils of Transparency and Sustainable Development in Kazakhstan (EC TSD).
The aim of the project is to improve accountability and transparency of companies’ activities in the extractive, energy and construction industries.
This project is a continuation of efforts to promote the principles of the EITI, to secure the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes and increase civilian oversight over the spending of government finances.
Azamattyk Kuryltay - Civil Assembly" carried out a survey of community residents affected by the Western Europe - Western China reconstruction corridor (report in Russian is here, in English here) was carried out. The report includes interviews with employees of construction companies and coordinated report forms of construction companies.
From 14 to 16 November 2012 workshops and meetings will be held in the three regions of Kazakhstan (Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda), to create regional EC TSD, compling with the "Publish what you spend" pillar of PWYP’s new strategy framework.
This project is supported by the World Bank, the OSCE Centre in Astana and the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan.