Social Entrepreneurship and the Private Sector: How does the Social Sector promote sustainable development?

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Social Entrepreneurship and the Private Sector: How does the Social Sector promote sustainable development? United Nations organized next round of innovative delivery of SDGs workshop in Tbilisi with participation of representatives from Southern Caucasus republics on October 18-19, 2018. The topic of the event was “Social Entrepreneurship and Labor Migration”. CESD had a presentation... Read More

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars: Regional Implications and Perspectives

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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars: Regional Implications and Perspectives The establishment of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy as a part of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) sets new objectives for the deepening of cooperation between the EU and EaP countries, and the greater integration of the EaP based on shared norms, values and standards. Forming the eastern divide of the ENP, Armenia,... Read More

Azerbaijani National Currency: Is the Current Status Quo Sustainable?

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Azerbaijani National Currency: Is the Current Status Quo Sustainable? Currently, in Azerbaijan and the Caucasus, the situation in the economies of the region is quite variable. On the other side of the ocean, the US Federal Reverse System has been continuously raising the key interest rate. In Russia, the ruble depreciated due to existing and probable sanctions, in Turkey, economic... Read More

Residents of Azerbaijan may have to pay off more credit than bargained for

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Residents of Azerbaijan may have to pay off more credit than bargained for Vuqar Bayramov: “2.5 million citizens have bank debt, or approximately one fourth of the country’s population”. The Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan has delivered a verdict concerning a disagreement between borrowers and banks on how to pay off dollar-denominated loans – according to the old exchange... Read More

New Debt Policy in Azerbaijan: Hopes, Realities, Risks and Perspectives

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New Debt Policy in Azerbaijan: Hopes, Realities, Risks and Perspectives From the second half of 2014, Azerbaijani public debt increased considerably along with several new challenges facing the domestic economy. During this period, the ratio of foreign debt to GDP rose from 8.6% (01.01.2015) to 22.8% (01.06.2018). The increase was 3.4 billion US dollars in nominal terms. At the... Read More

CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities

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CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities The CESD Chairman had a presentation at the North and Central Asian Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 3 and 4 September 2018. The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody the strategic... Read More

CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan

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CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan CESD Consulting, as a part of CESD Holding, has started a new project titled “Countering Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) Recruitment in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Macedonia”. Through the Countering VEO (CVEO) Recruitment program, PH International leads a multi-county, multi-faceted effort to reduce the... Read More

Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan

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Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce the CESD Fall Internship Program. An Internship opportunity for the months of October-December 2018. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with possibility... Read More

SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

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SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? The paper aims to bring readers’ attention to the Social Economy as an alternative economic system and reanimate the development of a Social Economy sector in Azerbaijan. At the moment, the term Social Economy does not have a fixed definition and, therefore, this study tries to provide an explanation of... Read More

CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs

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CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs According to a resolution of the Tariff Council of Azerbaijan, starting from August 2018, prices of passenger transportation services were increased by 50% across the board. The increase in prices covers both bus and metro transportation. Note that the share of bus and... Read More