New Edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Bridge

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New Edition of the Eastern Partnership Think Bridge However the different ways and motives the six Eastern Partnership countries may have, one way or another they are moving towards strengthening their cooperation with the European Union. The systematic reforms and the ability to defend their national interests while resisting the outside pressure are the two essential components... Read More

Azerbaijan Oil Fund’s Annual Report: Spending is more than income

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Azerbaijan Oil Fund’s Annual Report: Spending is more than income Annual report is available at the CESD’s web site Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund SOFAZ recorded decrease in the revenues from the hydrocarbon sales in 2016 due to the low oil prices, while there was a significant increase in the revenues from the management of the Fund’s assets. The revenues obtained... Read More

CESD: “The situation with Qatar threatens to bring down oil prices”

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CESD: “The situation with Qatar threatens to bring down oil prices” Geopolitical tensions surrounding Qatar’s able to bring down the price of oil and to put an end to the agreement by OPEC and countries outside the cartel, to reduce oil production, said RIA Novosti economist, Chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) Vugar Bayramov. On Monday, Egypt,... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first four months of 2017; Brief Overview

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Azerbaijan Economy in the first four months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP decreased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 1.2 % in the first four... Read More

CESD Working Paper: From MDGs to SDGs in Azerbaijan: The Way to Sustainability and Inclusion

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CESD Working Paper: From MDGs to SDGs in Azerbaijan: The Way to Sustainability and Inclusion In September 2000, the United Nation Millennium Assembly took place in New York to agree on a set of global goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This gathering was the first undertaking to build a global partnership framework, which put the people’s needs at the forefront by... Read More

CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit

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CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has become part of the G20 Think Summit network. CESD is single think tank from the region that contribute to the G20 Think Summit work to provide 20 Global Solutions for the G20. The summit is mandated by the German G20 Presidency. The summit focuses on G20 topics, such as the digital... Read More

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan

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The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the Levan Mikeladze Foundation organized the conference titled as “The Silk Road Economic Belt: The South Caucasus Perspective” on May 19th, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference discussions were organized on following questions: • Could the Silk Road Economic Belt act as... Read More

New Issue of the EaP Think Bridge Released

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New Issue of the EaP Think Bridge Released Security remains to be the key for all of the Eastern Partnership countries, without exception. Frozen, simmering and hot conflicts are the distinctive feature of the region as a whole. Download the English version here Download the Russian version here  Read More

Azerbaijani oil output: In permanent decline?

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Azerbaijani oil output: In permanent decline? The State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan has reported that the country produced 12.6 million tons of oil in the first four months of 2017 that was by 9.5% less compared with the period of 2016. Oil stocks as of 1 May 2017 reached 414,700 tons against 629,300 tons by 1 April and 410,200 tons by 1 January 2017. In 2016 the country... Read More

EBRD forecasts economic downturn in Azerbaijan in 2017

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EBRD forecasts economic downturn in Azerbaijan in 2017 Full report is available The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), which published today the Regional Economic Prospects, has reported that in 2017 economic decline in its operations region will be only in Azerbaijan and Belarus. According to the EBRD, this year Azerbaijan’s GDP will decrease by 0.5%,... Read More