Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies

Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan has developed new research paper titled as “Competitiveness in Azerbaijan: Assessing Sectorial Economic Policies”. This publication was developed and printed with the support of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. This research paper assesses economic diversification and cross-sector competitiveness in Azerbaijan by employing extensive qualitative and quantitative... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy; Brief Overview for 2013 and Perspectives for 2014

Azerbaijan Economy; Brief Overview for 2013 and Perspectives for 2014 CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development, developed brief presentation on Azerbaijan Economy in 2013 and expectations from 2014. Download Full Azerbaijan Economy_2013_2014 Presentation File Here  Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2014; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in January, 2014; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first month of year on February 20, 2014. Independent calculated data show that decline in oil production and oil export will continue in 2014, too. Meanwhile, the government reports also proof that decline in oil export continue in January, 2013. State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) has recently reported that Azeri oil output... Read More

Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey: Geo-Economic Strategic Trilateralism

Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey: Geo-Economic Strategic Trilateralism Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan organized the international conference on “Azerbaijan -Georgia-Turkey: The tripartite alliance and the future of regional policy” in Baku, Azerbaijan on February, 17,2014. Vugar Bayramov, the chairman of CESD, had speech on regional geo-economic development at the event. Download Full Presentation Here  Read More

What is happening in the Banking Sector in Azerbaijan?

What is happening in the Banking Sector in Azerbaijan? After closing the year of 2013 with a credit boom, the banking sector was unable to withstand the cold months of the current year: commercial banks almost halted all personal lines of credit. Despite the optimistic view of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic regarding the general situation, the commercial banks have remained skeptical. After imposing loan restrictions, some of the banks even made a decision to close their... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2013

Azerbaijan Economy in 2013 The State Statistic Committee reports that industry production increased by 1,8 % in non-oil sector and 10,0 % in oil sector. Meanwhile, state bodies believe that oil GDP increased by 0,1 % last year. CESD household survey and expert modeling has come to conclusion that both total GDP and non-oil GDP increased in 2013, however, CESD figures are not the same with official ones. Some official figures, however, even do not support each other. There are... Read More