Social System in Azerbaijan: How Improve it?

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Social System in Azerbaijan: How Improve it? In this publication, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has reviewed the social reforms package for Azerbaijan. According to the package, the government has improved different social programs by enhancing transparency, allocating more optimal funding and increasing accountability. Additionally, CESD has also presented its... Read More

Recent Structural Changes: Reasons and Perspectives

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Recent Structural Changes: Reasons and Perspectives One of the most discussed issues currently is why several institutions that deal with structural changes have merged with the Ministry of Economy. Firstly, CESD has submitted its structural reforms proposals to the government of Azerbaijan in 2012. At the same time in 2016 alongside with the strategic roadmap that was drafted,... Read More

Alternative inflation rate in Azerbaijan announced

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Alternative inflation rate in Azerbaijan announced Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first nine months (January-September) of 2019. The center has conducted a price calculation survey in 50 districts of Azerbaijan, as well as in Baku, the capital city of the country. CESD uses the same basket and methodology which... Read More

The Azerbaijani economy in the first nine months of 2019: Brief Overview

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The Azerbaijani economy in the first nine months of 2019: Brief Overview CESD – the Center for Economic and Social Development – concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first nine months of 2019. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2.5 % in January-September 2019 compared with the same period of previous... Read More

CSO Legislation in the EaP and Adapting the V4 Experience Developing the Capacity of Civil Society

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CSO Legislation in the EaP and Adapting the V4 Experience Developing the Capacity of Civil Society The main issue this paper seeks to address is the, at times, restrictive legislation on CSOs in EaP countries. Although Georgia has seen its CSOs flourish and expand with many new partnerships and projects, others, as Azerbaijan and Belarus, struggle to maintain themselves and have... Read More

CESD is one of founders of The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks

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CESD is one of founders of The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks (APNETT) was established within the 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 7th, 2019. CESD from Azerbaijan together with global think thanks from 10 Asia and Pacific countries are founders of the network.... Read More

How much is the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan?

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How much is the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan? As of September 1, 2019 the amount of minimum wage reached 250 manat. Although the minimum wage was set at 250 manat ($147.05 US) , the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan is knowingly lower. Even if the given amount of 250 manat is considered as a minimum, it is still a subject to the income tax. No matter how strange it may sound, but... Read More

2020 State Budget of Azerbaijan: Brief Independent Review

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2020 State Budget of Azerbaijan: Brief Independent Review The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan presented the draft of the 2020 State Budget. According to the document, the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Azerbaijan is expected to decline by 2020. The draft State Budget takes the expected cost per barrel in 2020 as US $55. Despite the fact that... 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 2019. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with possibility... Read More

CESD Research Paper: Azerbaijan’s Tourism Sector – Opportunities and Obstacles

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Azerbaijan’s Tourism Sector – Opportunities and Obstacles This research paper is a comprehensive study of the Azerbaijani government’s strategies for the tourism sector. It will gauge the government’s policy in affecting tourist patterns and explore whether the existing capacity of tourist infrastructure is aligned with the government’s goals. It will be suggested that... Read More