Managing Resource Revenues in Oil-Rich CAREC Countries: The Case of Azerbaijan

The high inflow of oil revenues to Azerbaijan in recent years has led to large and unsustainable increases in government expenditures in the state budget and State Oil Fund of the Azerbaijan Republic. Given that oil revenues are exhaustible, volatile, and unpredictable, a sustainable fiscal policy must be enabled that allows for intergenerational equity, diversification in the economy, and predictable annual revenues that reduce pressures of appreciation.  This paper aims... Read More

State of Policy Analysis in Azerbaijan

This assessment seeks to describe the present situation of policy analysis in Azerbaijan. The methodology used by the author has been desk research and more importantly, semi-structured face-to-face interviews with representatives of policy research institutions, international development agencies, independent policy analysts, and university lecturers in Azerbaijan. Download the paper.    Read More

Advocacy Trainings in Rural Azerbaijan

Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) under management of Management Center, Cyprus and with funding from European Commission held Advocacy and Campaigning in Civil Society Workshop in Azerbaijani Districts from March 22-25, 2011. Representatives from Regional Civil Society Organizations attended the workshop. CESD Trainers served as trainer in the workshop. At the end of the course participants was able to analyse the policy-making dynamics and be able to identify... Read More

After CESD’s Recommendations on Visa Facilitation the Government of Azerbaijan is planning to apply new mechanisms in visa sphere

The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Azerbaijan has recently presented “Visa Facilitation” Paper (the whole paper is available at ) which was part of “Paving the Road towards Visa-free Travel between the Eastern Partnership countries and the EU”, a project of PASOS (Policy Association for an Open Society), supported by the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI) of Open Society Foundations. After... Read More

MDG Workshop held in Baku

Center for Economic and Social Dveelopment  (CESD) with management of Management Center (Cyprus) and with support from European Commission held 2 days the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) workshop in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 20th-21st, 2011 with participation of 30 Civil Society Organizations representatives. The MDG Workshop gathered together the local trainers, the recently trained participants, the local partner, all associates as well as other relevant stakeholders and... Read More

CESD has been ranked the top think tank in Central Asia and Southern Caucasus

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 26th, 2017. The report’s publication is the culmination of an eight-month process involving the... Read More

CESD Internship Program 2016 in Azerbaijan

CESD Spring Internship Program The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce an Internship opportunity for the months of April-May-June-July. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 4 months period with possibility of extension. Requirements: – An academic degree from International or Azerbaijan based educational institutions – Background in Macroeconomics, International Economy,... Read More