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Corporate governance is a relatively new concept in Central Asia. But more and more executives are beginning to understand that good corporate governance makes companies more transparent, accountable, and trustworthy.
To ensure the safety of their food products, Metro Cash & Carry has teamed with IFC to launch a new program to help Kazakh food producers learn about international best practices in food safety.

Contact Information

41 A Kazybek Bi Str., 1-th floor
050010 Almaty, Kazakhstan,
Tel: +7 (727) 2980586
Fax: +7 (727) 2980584

Contact Representative:
Assel Choibekova


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IFC in Kazakhstan


Kazakhstan became a member of IFC in 1993. IFC began operating in the country by pioneering advisory services focused on private sector development. Since the beginning of investment operations in 1997, IFC has invested about $1.7 billion, including mobilization from partners of nearly $300 million, to support 61 private sector projects across various industries, including agribusiness, financial services, manufacturing, and oil and gas.


IFC Strategy in Kazakhstan


IFC promotes the development of the private sector through investments and advisory services to support the diversification and competitiveness of the economy.  IFC’s strategy in Kazakhstan is focused on strengthening the financial sector, improving access to infrastructure, and promoting the development of small and medium enterprises, particularly in the agribusiness, manufacturing, and service sectors.


In addition to direct investments, IFC is providing advisory services to improve corporate governance, help the government structure public-private partnerships (PPPs), and bring food safety standards to international levels.



IFC Investment


Kazakhstan is IFC’s largest client in Central Asia. As of December 31, 2013, IFC’s portfolio in Kazakhstan stands at $271 million with investments in 15 projects in financial markets, agribusiness, retail, construction materials, and the railway sectors


Details of projects currently in progress can be found in IFC Disclosure and using Project Mapping. For completed projects see press releases below or visit the media center.

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