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Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world by land size (2.725 million km², including areas of land and water). Economically, Kazakhstan has achieved the most comprehensive transition of post-Soviet Central Asian states from a planned to a market economy, fuelled by large reserves in oil, gas, and minerals such as uranium. On the other hand, much land in Kazakhstan remains under state ownership, from which the public may gain access through leaseholds. Reports show high levels of corruption amongst its land authorities, and the country ranks poorly in terms of its enforcement of property rights protections.
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Wildfires Devastate Homes, Lives While Threatening Kazakhstan's Sparse Forests

10 September 2022

This corner of Kazakhstan, close to the border with Russia, is no stranger to wildfires, which threaten farmland as well as the forests that occupy a mere 4 percent of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to Hold Constitutional Referendum on June 5

6 May 2022

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will hold the constitutional referendum on June 5, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on Thursday in his video address to the nation. Main photo: President Tokayev announces the date of the referendum in the video address. Photo credit: Akorda “A general vote by…

Tokayev stands for people’s ownership of land and land resources

25 April 2022

On April 22, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev highlighted the need to address the issues of crucial importance to the society and state relating to the ownership of land and land resources during a meeting on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic, the press…



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Data story: data compatibility in linking land degradation and tenure security

Data Compatibility in Linking Land Degradation and Tenure Security

11 October 2022

This data story investigates the challenges to align action on land degradation and tenure security based on the screening of available datasets in both domains.