Known as one of the worst environmental disasters of our time, the shrinkage has brought severe unemployment and economic hardship for the locals, not to mention health issues sourcing from fertilisers and chemicals drying up in the air.
20 years after UNDP's first intervention in the region, hope begins to blossom. In the recent years, we were able to fill up Small Aral 1.5 times faster than planned (within 4 years instead of 7).
The choice of a theme for this report has been determined by the country’s immediate challenge: reducing regional disparities and achieving a balanced regional development. The diverse natural conditions, inherited social, economic and spatial structures and the dynamics of development over the last few decades have led to disparities in economic and infrastructure development, employment, incomes and quality of life among the regions of Kazakhstan.
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