The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD

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The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD The Center for Economic & Social Development welcomed H.E. the Ambassador of Switzerland to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder on 22 February, 2017. This first visit of his Excellency to the think tank let the team of CESD introduce the structure of the center, mission and research papers that they are conducting. Dr. Vugar Bayramov... Read More

CESD Report: The unexpected revenge of manat in Azerbaijan: what is going on in currency markets?

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CESD Report: The unexpected revenge of manat in Azerbaijan: what is going on in currency markets? The rapid appreciation of the national currency manat over recent days has created a shock effect across the local population. Everyone, including the participants of the currency markets are trying to understand the causes driving the existing developments in the value of currencies.... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2016; Brief Overview

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Azerbaijan Economy in of 2016; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for 2016. Both independent and official reports show that GDP continued declining in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased 3.8 % in 2016 since CESD calculations found out 4.4 % decline in... Read More

EaP Think Bridge: The January 2017 Assessment Report

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EaP Think Bridge: The January 2017 Assessment Reports “EaP Think Bridge” monthly analytical digest has been published. CESD, Azerbaijan has contributed the Azerbaijani version of the report. As the digest has underlined that unified by the Eastern Partnership policy, the countries are mainly focused on the cooperation with European institutions. At the same time, they... Read More

Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office

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Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office The Ambassador of Germany to Azerbaijan H.E. Michael Kindsgrad visited the Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) on January 25, 2017. The new post of his excellency to Azerbaijan was the reason of his visit to CESD, in order to meet in person the staff of the center and to explore possible cooperation prospects. The... Read More

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

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CESD has been ranked the top think tank in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus The University of Pennsylvania’s (UPenn) Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program has announced rankings of the leading public policy research organizations in the world in their annual Global “Go-To Think Tanks” report. The report was submitted at in Washington DC and New-York City, USA on January... Read More

Assessment on Real Effective Exchange Rate in Azerbaijan: 2017 Outlook

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Assessment on Real Effective Exchange Rate in Azerbaijan: 2017 Outlook The implementation of fixed exchange rate regime for 20 years (1994-2014) resulted in a formation of an insecure currency position for all interest groups, including the government and business. Although the pressures on manat have commenced to increase since the second half of 2014, the Central Bank and the... Read More

Trump Foreign Policy Impact in the Caucasus: Projecting Azerbaijan-USA relations for the next four years and beyond

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Trump Foreign Policy Impact in the Caucasus: Projecting Azerbaijan-USA relations for the next four years and beyond On 20th January, Donald John Trump, an American businessman and TV entertainer is going to be 45th President of the United States of America (US). This is a hard-to-be comprehended statement by the academic and research communities, who did not expect the result of... Read More

CESD Spring Internship & Traineeship Program: Call for Participation

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CESD Spring Internship & Traineeship Program: Call for Participation Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) announces Internship/Traineeship opportunity with further job offer. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 (or 6) months period. What You Will Learn/Obtain: – Become ‘work ready’ for research... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s 2017 Budget with 75.0 % deficit

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Azerbaijani Oil Fund`s 2017 Budget with 75.0 % deficit The budget of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) for 2017 will have a planned deficit of 6.1 billion manat. Meanwhile, expenditures of the Fund will exceed its revenue by 1.73 times. According to the decree on the SOFAZ’s 2017 budget, the fund’s expenditure is 14.5 billion manat ($ 8.2 billion US) and revenue is 8.37... Read More