Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the CESD office

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Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the CESD office H.E. Mr. Onno Kervers, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited the Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) on March 7, 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... Read More

The Monthly EaP Think Bridge Report

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The Monthly EaP Think Bridge Report As for political life, January is traditionally a lull month for the Eastern Partnership. However, despite of long holidays and endless days off, the beginning of the year gave a start to the processes that will be important for further developments in the region. Download the English version of the report here Download the Russian of the report... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017

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Azerbaijani Oil Income in February 2017 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that the company exported 79,841 thousand tons of crude oil from the Russian port of Novorossiysk, 349,272 thousand tons of crude oil from the Georgian port of Supsa and 1,323 million tonnes of crude oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in February 2017. According to the SOCAR’s... Read More

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

Foreign debt in Azerbaijan: realities and perspectives

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Foreign debt in Azerbaijan: realities and perspectives According to the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), the external public debt of the country constituted $ 9,017 billion US in January 2017 (http://www.cbar.az/assets/4269/PSI_-_2016_-_son.pdf). CBA has announced that the country’s foreign reserve is 4.1 time more than the total foreign debt. The external public debt consists... 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