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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars: Regional Implications and Perspectives

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars: Regional Implications and Perspectives The establishment of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) policy as a part of the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) sets new objectives for the deepening of cooperation between the EU and EaP countries, and the greater integration of the EaP based on shared norms, values and standards. Forming the eastern divide of […]

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Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan

Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce the CESD Fall Internship Program. An Internship opportunity for the months of October-December 2018. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with […]

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SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? The paper aims to bring readers’ attention to the Social Economy as an alternative economic system and reanimate the development of a Social Economy sector in Azerbaijan. At the moment, the term Social Economy does not have a fixed definition and, therefore, this study tries […]

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CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs

CESD Research Paper: An analysis of the costs and benefits of increasing Baku’s public transportation tariffs According to a resolution of the Tariff Council of Azerbaijan, starting from August 2018, prices of passenger transportation services were increased by 50% across the board. The increase in prices covers both bus and metro transportation. Note that the […]

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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 […]