Remittance euphoria: Expansion or Dependency?

Remittance euphoria: Expansion or Dependency? $1.139 billion was transferred from Russia to Azerbaijan in 2012, according to the Central Bank of Russia. The volume of remittance from Russia to the CIS states reached $20.11bn in 2012 which is almost 22% higher than the indicator of the previous year, Russian media report. Personal transfers represent the income of house economies from abroad from their members and from the family economies of non-residents and usually associated... Read More

Azerbaijani NGOs Join the United Nations to Contribute to Post-2015 Debates

Azerbaijani NGOs Join the United Nations to Contribute to Post-2015 Debates To encourage an open dialogue with civil society, and to seek a true common vision on the future of our planet within the ongoing Sustainable Development and Post-2015 discussions, the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI) in Baku and the office of the Resident Coordinator in Azerbaijan brought together civil society activists and NGO representatives on 17 April, 2013 to jointly step through the... Read More

Declining Production hits BDJF

Declining Production hits BDJF DG World View cites CESD Reports on its April 2013 edition DG World View cites CESD Reports on its April 2013 edition.The World View described the oil industry in Azerbaijan based on CESD calculations in its news titled as “Declining Production hits BDJF”. Full report is available at; WorldView_April_11_2013  Read More

CESD was ranked as one of top 10 think tanks at Eastern Europe

CESD was ranked as one of top 10 think tanks at Eastern Europe “Political Analysis”, is one of a leading European international affairs magazines, ranked CESD as one of top 10 think tanks at Eastern Europe.  According to “Political Analysis” included Carnegie Moscow Center, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) from Russia, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and  Center... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2013

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2013 CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first quarter of year on February, 20, 2013. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export will continue in 2013, too. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in the same period of 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has recently reported that Azeri... Read More

‘Transportation of oil via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline is not profitable

‘Transportation of oil via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline is not profitable’ Deputy Head, Head of Foreign Relations Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov has given an interview to 1news.az. In the interview, the official touched upon the termination of the agreement between Russia and Azerbaijan on the transit of Azerbaijani oil through Russia via the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline. “Much has been written in the press, and,... Read More

Interest in Nabucco on rise after launch of open season registration

Interest in Nabucco on rise after launch of open season registration A week after the launch of the registration phase of the Open Season, shipper interest in registration and capacity booking in the Nabucco West pipeline has already exceeded expectations. Nabucco has received strong interest from variety of shippers, including potential shippers not part of Nabucco, the Shah Deniz consortium or its buyers. Reinhard Mitschek, CEO of NABUCCO Gas Pipeline International GmbH said:... Read More

Azeri Oil Export Declined in the First Quarter of 2013

Azeri Oil Export Declined in the First Quarter of 2013 SOCAR Marketing and Economic Transactions Office exported 4,586 million tonnes of crude oil from the Ceyhan port in the first quarter of 2013. In January, the port exported 1,429, million tonnes, in February-1,743 million tonnes and in March – 1,414 million tonnes  as the SOCAR reported. Meanwhile, SOCAR exported 411,339 tonnes of oil by the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline in the same period. Compared to the same period of the... Read More

Training for Trainers Started in Azerbaijan

Training for Trainers Started in Azerbaijan Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) started conducting Training of Trainers within the framework of “Piloting the Civic Rural and Urban Involvement in School Budgeting and Spending for Efficient Preschool and Primary School Services” Project financed by European Union. The training is taken place between 15-18 April 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The overall objective of the project is to enhance the scope and promote sustainability... Read More

Fraser Institute Petroleum Study

Fraser Institute Petroleum Study The Fraser Institute, Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, conducts an annual survey of how petroleum explorers and producers assess the investment climate around the world. The survey data allow Institute staff to identify the states, offshore regions, and countries that pose the greatest (and least) barriers to upstream investment, as well as the reasons underlying significant shifts in the rankings from year to year. Download full report... Read More