CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities

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CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities The CESD Chairman had a presentation at the North and Central Asian Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 3 and 4 September 2018. The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody the strategic... Read More

CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan

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CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan CESD Consulting, as a part of CESD Holding, has started a new project titled “Countering Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) Recruitment in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Macedonia”. Through the Countering VEO (CVEO) Recruitment program, PH International leads a multi-county, multi-faceted effort to reduce the... 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 2018. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with possibility... Read More

SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

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SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? The paper aims to bring readers’ attention to the Social Economy as an alternative economic system and reanimate the development of a Social Economy sector in Azerbaijan. At the moment, the term Social Economy does not have a fixed definition and, therefore, this study tries to provide an explanation of... Read More

CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs

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CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs According to a resolution of the Tariff Council of Azerbaijan, starting from August 2018, prices of passenger transportation services were increased by 50% across the board. The increase in prices covers both bus and metro transportation. Note that the share of bus and... Read More

The Azerbaijan economy in the first half (January-June) of 2018: Brief Overview

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The Azerbaijan economy in the first half (January-June) of 2018: Brief Overview CESD – the Center for Economic and Social Development – concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of 2018. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 1.3 % in January-June 2018 compared with the same period of previous... Read More

Call for Applications, “Building Regional Media Competence in Economic Reporting in Azerbaijan through the German Experience”, Training of Trainers (ToTs) 2018

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Call for Applications, “Building Regional Media Competence in Economic Reporting in Azerbaijan through the German Experience”, Training of Trainers (ToTs) 2018 We are looking for young professional journalists, student journalists in their final year of university, and NGO workers from the media sphere based in Baku to participate in a training program to address specific skills... Read More

Azerbaijan’s country-wide electricity blackout: Problems, Causes, and Results

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Azerbaijan’s country-wide electricity blackout: Problems, Causes, and Results The problems that occurred in the supply of electricity in Azerbaijan as a result of an accident in the Mingachevir Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in the first week of July caused rightful concern among the public. This accident brought the energy security of Azerbaijan into question, as it revealed serious... Read More

Research Paper: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries

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Research Paper: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries CESD Research has been published by the OECD Press Governments have long relied on energy subsidies to advance specific development goals or address market failures. The most common argument for introducing and maintaining energy subsidies is that they support important domestic policy objectives,... Read More

Amendments to the 2018 State Budget in Azerbaijan: Back to the oil boom period?

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Amendments to the 2018 State Budget in Azerbaijan: Back to the oil boom period? As expected, in the 2nd week of June, the Azerbaijani government started to revise the state budget and make amendments to it. It should be noted that the higher-than-expected prices of hydrocarbon products in global markets have created a basis for the revision of the state budget, a practice frequently... Read More