Azerbaijan Economy in the first four months of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first four months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP decreased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 1.2 % in the first four months of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations... Read More

CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit

CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has become part of the G20 Think Summit network. CESD is single think tank from the region that contribute to the G20 Think Summit work to provide 20 Global Solutions for the G20. The summit is mandated by the German G20 Presidency. The summit focuses on G20 topics, such as the digital economy, climate policy and finance, or migration and refugees and convey... Read More

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the Levan Mikeladze Foundation organized the conference titled as “The Silk Road Economic Belt: The South Caucasus Perspective” on May 19th, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference discussions were organized on following questions: • Could the Silk Road Economic Belt act as a regional binder, or might it become a regional divider and feed into... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first quarter of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP decreased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 0.9 % in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations found out... Read More

Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office

Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office The Ambassador of Germany to Azerbaijan H.E. Michael Kindsgrad visited the Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) on January 25, 2017. The new post of his excellency to Azerbaijan was the reason of his visit to CESD, in order to meet in person the staff of the center and to explore possible cooperation prospects. The long collaboration with German institutions as Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung... Read More

New wave of depreciation of the Azerbaijani national currency; reasons and expectations

New wave of depreciation of the Azerbaijani national currency; reasons and expectations Starting the mid of October 2016, the manat, Azerbaijan currency, has been depreciating against the dollar. The official rate of the manat against the dollar was 1.5969 on October 18 and it was fallen to 1.6381 on October 31, 2016. It means the manat’s official rate depreciated against the dollar by 2.5 % last 2 weeks, however, the real market price of the manat... Read More

CESD: IMF’s GDP forecast for Azerbaijan is not realistic

CESD: IMF’s GDP forecast for Azerbaijan is not realistic The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts GDP growth in Azerbaijan in 2017 at the level of 1.4 %. This is stated in the IMF’s November forecast on the economy of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund predicted a fall in GDP of Azerbaijan for 2016 at 2.4%, in 2017 an growth of 1.4 %. According to Fund’s projections, average annual inflation... Read More

CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union

CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union The trade relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union are a substantial part of enhancing economic and political relations among both parties. Recent years have been characterized by an expansion of the trade volume between two parties; the EU turned out to be Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partner, in terms... Read More

ENERGY SECURITY AND ENERGY UNION PERSPECTIVES IN AZERBAIJAN

ENERGY SECURITY AND ENERGY UNION PERSPECTIVES IN AZERBAIJAN Annual Meeting of Working Group 3 “Environment, climate change and energy security” was taken place in Brussels, Belgium on September 14th, 2016. Dr. Vugar Bayramov, CESD Chairman, had presentation energy security and energy union perspectives for Azerbaijan in the panel titled as “Mapping the Route for EaP Countries and the EU Cooperation within the Energy Union”. CESD Chairman addressed... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Eight Months of 2016; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Eight Months of 2016; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first eight months in 2016. Both independent and official reports show that GDP continued declining in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased 3.1 % in the first eight months in 2016 since CESD calculations found out 3.9 % decline... Read More

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