CESD Produced CSO Sustainability Index for Azerbaijan

CESD Produced CSO Sustainability Index for Azerbaijan CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development has produced country report that was used in the newly released CSO Sustainability Index for Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, an annual report published by United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Sustainability Index reports on the strength and overall viability of CSO sectors in each of the twenty nine countries in the region, from the Baltics... Read More

CESD held CSR Workshop in Azerbaijan

CESD held CSR Workshop in Azerbaijan CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development held next workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on July 25, 2013 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The workshop addresses on best practices on CSR and analyzing current situation in Azerbaijan. Download The Full Presentation in English Download The Full Presentation in Azerbaijani  Read More

Azerbaijan’s home trade turnover dropped up to 7.3 for 2nd quarter

Azerbaijan’s home trade turnover dropped up to 7.3 for 2nd quarter Azerbaijan’s internal trade turnover (with taking into account services to the population) in the 1st quarter of 2013 grew by 10.7% that led to rise of its volume to GDP (AZN 27.202 bn) up to 43.56 against 43.3% for whole 2012, 43.49% in 2011, 44.27% of GDP in 2010 and 46.03% of GDP in 2009. This year growth rate of trade turnover exceeded GDP growth (5%) by 3.3-fold in 2012, 99-fold in 2011 and 1.88-fold in... Read More

Construction of TAP gas pipe for export of Azeri gas to Europe to commence only in 2015

Construction of TAP gas pipe for export of Azeri gas to Europe to commence only in 2015 Final investment decision expected in 2013 on framework of full-scale development of Shah Deniz (SD FFD) will not accelerate construction of Trans-Adriatic gas pipe line (TAP pipeline) at all, selected for export of Azeri gas to Europe. The Consortium for Construction of TAP pipeline states that, laying of pipeline is scheduled to start in 2015, in order to provide gas supplies in 2019. “By... Read More

Strategic Visioning and Planning in CSOs Workshop in Baku

Strategic Visioning and Planning in CSOs Workshop in Baku Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) organized Strategic Visioning and Planning in CSOs for civil society organizations in Baku, Azerbaijan on July, 24, 2013. The workshop was supported through a Grant Agreement signed between the External Actions of European Union and Regional Environment Center (REC), Moldova. CESD is local partner of REC in the project. The workshop addresses following topics: define different... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in The First Half of 2013; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of year on July, 22, 2013. According to State Statistics Committee of Azerbaijan, oil production is in stabilization phase in Azerbaijan, now since the committee reported only 0,7 % decline in oil GDP. CESD calculations, however, show that oil GDP declined by 2,1 % in the indicated period. In fact, 15, 18... Read More

Sector Policy Convergences in Trade and Customs Areas in Azerbaijan to support EU EaP Initiative

Sector Policy Convergences in Trade and Customs Areas in Azerbaijan to support EU EaP Initiative The overall goal of this paper is to understand how Azerbaijan can converge its Trade and Customs Policy with the European Union to meet the economic integration goals set in the EU Eastern Partnership Initiative in Azerbaijan. More specifically, the paper is interested in harmonizing standardization, Technical Barriers to Trade, and customs legislation with the European Union. This... Read More

BTC pipeline oil export declined by 3,3 %

BTC pipeline oil export declined by 3,3 % 15, 18 million tons oil was exported through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline in the first half of 2013 according to the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic. Export declined by 502 thousand tons compared in the indicated period with the same period in 2012. In January, the pipeline exported 2.577 million tons, in February – 2,327 million tons, in March – 2.438 million tons, in April – 2.4 million tons, in May –... Read More

Some take advantage of war, some just want peace

Some take advantage of war, some just want peace There was said a lot about the fact that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is going on. Because of this conflict, the development of the entire region has been hindered, and apparently, this conflict is profitable for someone. However, the economic side of the issue has been discussed but a little since the conflict. The question of what Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the entire South Caucasus have lost due to the protracted conflict will... Read More