The Azerbaijan economy in the first half (January-June) of 2018: Brief Overview

The Azerbaijan economy in the first half (January-June) of 2018: Brief Overview CESD – the Center for Economic and Social Development – concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of 2018. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 1.3 % in January-June 2018 compared with the same period of previous year: The CESD’ figure for the same period was 1.0 %. Meanwhile, according to the State Committee,... Read More

Call for Applications, “Building Regional Media Competence in Economic Reporting in Azerbaijan through the German Experience”, Training of Trainers (ToTs) 2018

Call for Applications, “Building Regional Media Competence in Economic Reporting in Azerbaijan through the German Experience”, Training of Trainers (ToTs) 2018 We are looking for young professional journalists, student journalists in their final year of university, and NGO workers from the media sphere based in Baku to participate in a training program to address specific skills including research methods, impartiality and economic vocabulary. The Center for Economic and Social... Read More

Azerbaijan’s country-wide electricity blackout: Problems, Causes, and Results

Azerbaijan’s country-wide electricity blackout: Problems, Causes, and Results The problems that occurred in the supply of electricity in Azerbaijan as a result of an accident in the Mingachevir Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in the first week of July caused rightful concern among the public. This accident brought the energy security of Azerbaijan into question, as it revealed serious problems in an important strategic field of the country. Although there are 38 power plants in the... Read More

Research Paper: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries

Research Paper: Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries CESD Research has been published by the OECD Press Governments have long relied on energy subsidies to advance specific development goals or address market failures. The most common argument for introducing and maintaining energy subsidies is that they support important domestic policy objectives, such as rural and industrial development, job creation, improved energy access, energy security... Read More