The Azerbaijani economy in the first nine months of 2019: Brief Overview

The Azerbaijani economy in the first nine months of 2019: Brief Overview CESD – the Center for Economic and Social Development – concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first nine months of 2019. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by 2.5 % in January-September 2019 compared with the same period of previous year: The CESD’s figure for the same period was 2.0 %. Download Full Report Here  Read More

CSO Legislation in the EaP and Adapting the V4 Experience Developing the Capacity of Civil Society

CSO Legislation in the EaP and Adapting the V4 Experience Developing the Capacity of Civil Society The main issue this paper seeks to address is the, at times, restrictive legislation on CSOs in EaP countries. Although Georgia has seen its CSOs flourish and expand with many new partnerships and projects, others, as Azerbaijan and Belarus, struggle to maintain themselves and have their voices heard across the political spectrum. The paper consists of a complex of activities, including... Read More

CESD is one of founders of The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks

CESD is one of founders of The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks The Asia-Pacific Network of Energy Think Tanks (APNETT) was established within the 10th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 7th, 2019. CESD from Azerbaijan together with global think thanks from 10 Asia and Pacific countries are founders of the network. APNETT has been proposed by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) to link... Read More

How much is the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan?

How much is the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan? As of September 1, 2019 the amount of minimum wage reached 250 manat. Although the minimum wage was set at 250 manat ($147.05 US) , the net minimum wage in Azerbaijan is knowingly lower. Even if the given amount of 250 manat is considered as a minimum, it is still a subject to the income tax. No matter how strange it may sound, but those who work in the state and oil sector, receiving the minimum wage, continue to pay taxes. Thus,... Read More