National Report Executive Summary:
The National Report on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) was prepared by the Committee of Construction, Housing and Utility Infrastructure of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan together with relevant central and local bodies. This initiative provides data feeding policies towards sustainable cities and affordable housing. Social, environmental, economic and urban issues were especially considered for the drafting of this National Report and statistics from regional and central authorities were used as main inputs.
Since 1996, urban and rural settlements experienced a significant improvement in the country, including access to services and infrastructures and affordable housing. Several legal acts and national strategies were also implemented since the Habitat II Conference of Istanbul in 1996.