The exchange rate outlook in Azerbaijan in 2018: Expectations and Challenges

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The exchange rate outlook in Azerbaijan in 2018: Expectations and Challenges The exchange rate of the national currency of Azerbaijan, the manat, will remain the main focus of socio-economic policy in 2018. During the course of the year, factors that will have a positive effect on the exchange rate of the manat – the price of oil, balance of payments, fiscal policy, monetary... Read More

CESD Research Paper: The Current Situation and Problems of State-Owned Enterprises in Azerbaijan

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CESD Research Paper: The Current Situation and Problems of State-Owned Enterprises in Azerbaijan The State-Owned Enterprises of Azerbaijan are involved in the resource sector such as power generation, production of oil and gas, supply of water and airway, railway and freight services as well. Azerbaijani SOEs, such as the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), “Azerenerji”... Read More

The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017

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The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017 Since the year 2014, falling oil prices continued. In the beginning of 2016, oil prices bottomed at about USD 29 /bbl, but a gradual increase was recorded towards the end of the year. During 2016, an upward trend in oil prices was obvious, despite market... Read More

The 2018 State Budget Project of Azerbaijan: From Consolidation to High Spending?

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The 2018 State Budget Project of Azerbaijan: From Consolidation to High Spending? The legislative project on the state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2018 and the state and consolidated budget projects of 2018 were publicized on 19th of October, 2017 according to the legislation on the Budget system. The main challenges facing the economy of Azerbaijan is its huge reliance... Read More

A Comparative Study on Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan

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A Comparative Study on Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan This research paper explores the role of small- and medium-sized entreprises in the economy of different countries, with a particular focus on Azerbaijan. The purpose of the research is to support and intensify the development of small- and medium-sized businesses in the country by determining... Read More

Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

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Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? CESD & LINKS hold Confidence-Building Conference in Baku On 06 November 2017, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and London-based LINKS (DAR) hosted a roundtable discussion on “Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful... Read More

Volatility, Diversification and Oil Shock in Resource-Rich Turkic Countries: Avenues for Recovery

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Volatility, Diversification and Oil Shock in Resource-Rich Turkic Countries: Avenues for Recovery Well-known “Bilig” journal, which indexed by Social Sciences Citation Index, has published the CESD research article The paper analyses the current level of economic and export diversification in three resource-rich Caspian basin Countries: Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first nine months (January-September) of 2017; Brief Overview

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Azerbaijan Economy in the first nine months (January-September) of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first nine months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP declined in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 0.6... Read More

The National Symposium Held in Baku

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The National Symposium Held in Baku On 25 October 2017, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has organized the Final Symposium for the projects funded by the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): – Reinforcing the Protection of Rights and Improving the Living Conditions of the Disabled People in Azerbaijan... Read More

Pension Attainability: Evaluation of the Latest Amendments to the Law on Labor Pensions

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Pension Attainability: Evaluation of the Latest Amendments to the Law on Labor Pensions The article reviews the new reforms of the pension system, new changes to the ‘Law on Labour Pensions of the Republic of Azerbaijan’ and its influence on the future of the pension system in the country. The new changes to the law are reviewed in detail, and written in a simple language,... Read More