5th Astana Economic Forum
Date: 22-24 May 2012
Venue: Astana - Kazakhstan

The 5th Astana Economic Forum was organized and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana on 22-24 May 2012. The Forum is an international platform organized and conducted with the support and active participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, annually.

It brought together over 5000 delegates from 80 countries, including CEOs, leading politicians, journalists, famous scientists, Nobel Prize winners and representatives of business elite. The 2012 Forum offers the global public leaders responsible for decision making an opportunity to discuss topical issues of international monetary system, socio-economic policy, food security, development, medicine, tourism, alternative energy, as well as attraction investments and innovations. One of the key events of the 5th Astana Economic Forum was a round table discussion on actual issues in medicine and the pharmaceutical industry, where the problems and prospects of development of these industries, as well as possible forms of cooperation, including realization of joint projects and investments, was discussed.

Mrs. Munevver Nilgun Egemen, Senior Researcher,  and Mr. Mustafa Sahin, Researcher, represented the Centre thereat. SESRIC delegation attended the panel session on “Impact of Globalization on Socio-economic Development and Regional Integration: Do We Have the Right Numbers?” organized by Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Statistics and Statistics Division of UN European Economic Commission. Mrs. Egemen made a presentation on "Challenges of Statistical Capacity Development" in the session moderated by Mrs. Lidia Bratanova where “Globalization and Official Statistics: Global and Regional Challenges” was discussed.

Mr. Sahin represented the Centre in the VII. Innovation Congress organized by Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and “National Agency for Technological Development”. Result of the realization of State Program of Forced Industrial Innovative Development of Kazakhstan (SPFIID) over a period of 2010-2012 was summarized and the advanced foreign experience of innovative development and instruments of state innovative support was analysed.


  • Challenges of Statistical Capacity Development, SESRIC (English)