ASTANA – “Kazakhstan 2050: Toward a Modern Society for All,” a seminal 400-page book about the projected trajectory of development of Kazakhstan’s economy and society, was presented at the May 2-5 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank in Astana. Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov and a group of international experts and authors, including Shigeo Katsu, rector of the Nazarbayev University and Dr. Johannes Linn, senior resident fellow, emerging markets forum, and former vice president of the World Bank attended the book launch on May 2.
Both Katsu and Linn were listed as editors of the new book along with two other experts. Eight prominent Kazakh and international experts became its authors. The book was written and published in English and Russian through a grant from Nazarbayev University. It was published by Oxford University Press.