Monthly Report on Trainings

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Monthly Report on Trainings The Center for Economic and Social Development began the implementation of a series of workshops under the “Initiatives for Empowering Local Communities in Azerbaijan” project, supported by PH International. A series of 12 workshops have been developed by 5 trainers who participated in a specialized training on the topic in December 2018 in... Read More

The new price hike in the consumer market of Azerbaijan

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The new price hike in the consumer market of Azerbaijan The observed price escalation in the second half of January intensified in the past few days. Our observations find an increase in the price of both food and some non-food products. Not only imported products but also domestic products experienced a price increase. According to the analysis by CESD, the inflation rate was... Read More

Call for Proposals: CESD Initiatives Support Program

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Call for Proposals: CESD Initiatives Support Program The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is currently accepting proposals from individuals and socially-based organizations to participate in a funding contest under the Program “Initiatives for Empowering Local Communities in Azerbaijan”, supported by PH International. This program’s overall goal is to reduce... Read More

Azerbaijani Economy 2018: Results and Perspectives

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Azerbaijani Economy 2018: Results and Perspectives Following the recession and stagnation of the economy of Azerbaijan in 2015-2017, a growth of 1.4% was recorded in 2018. Economic growth has been mainly driven by the following factors. Favorable foreign economic environment for Azerbaijan from the context of oil prices: the initial forecast of the oil prices by the Azerbaijani... Read More

CESD ranked the top think tank in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia

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CESD ranked the top think tank in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia CESD – Center for Economic and Social Development – is the number one think tank in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2018. The report was submitted in Washington, DC and New York City, USA, on January 31st, 2019. CESD... Read More

CESD’s independent inflation rate was announced

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CESD’s independent inflation rate was announced CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results including price collection for 2018. According to the CESD price collection survey which covers the capital city and selected districts in rural Azerbaijan, annual inflation rate was 6.7 % in 2018. Meanwhile, according to the State Statistics... Read More

The EU Portal cites the CESD report

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The EU Portal cites the CESD report Commonspace.eu is one of initiatives in European Union referenced CESD’s researches Commonspace.eu portal cited CESD’s report, in its January 03, 2019 article entitled “Oil prices fall in Asian markets as a result of oversupply and volotile markets”. The article analyses impacts of low oil price on energy exporter countries including Azerbaijan.... Read More

Call for Applications: CESD Spring Internship Program in Azerbaijan

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Call for Applications: CESD Spring Internship Program in Azerbaijan The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce the CESD Spring Internship Program. An Internship opportunity for the months of February-April 2019. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with possibility... Read More

74.0 % of SOFAZ’s 2019 revenue will be transferred to the state budget in Azerbaijan

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74.0 % of SOFAZ’s 2019 revenue will be transferred to the state budget in Azerbaijan Transfer to the state budget will reach 98.0 % of total fund’s expenditure The 2019 budget of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) has been approved. According to the budget, SOFAZ’s revenues for 2019 will be at 15 billion 450 million manat ($ 9.08 billion US), expenditures... Read More

CESD: Low oil price negatively affects on the currency market in Azerbaijan

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CESD: Low oil price negatively affects on the currency market in Azerbaijan The significant decline in oil prices on world markets is due to a multitude of international factors in the social, political and economic spheres. In particular, the decline caused an increase in US oil production. The remarks came from economic expert Vugar Bayramov, Chairman of Center for Economic and... Read More