CESD links up with foreign partners in transparency project

CESD links up with foreign partners in transparency project The Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has launched a program with two other PASOS members to enhance the transparency of how public funds are spent on education in Azerbaijan. Joining CESD in the project “Piloting the Civic Rural and Urban Involvement in School Budgeting and Spending for Efficient Preschool and Primary School Services” are the Center for Economic Development... Read More

PASOS Annual Conference to Start in Macedonia

PASOS Annual Conference to start in Macedonia Vugar Bayramov, CESD chairman  and PASOS Board Member, will serve as one of speakers at the conference The conference will be organized in association with the annual international think-tanks’ conference of PASOS – Policy Association for an Open Society on November 09, 2012 in Skopje, Macedonia. Leading think-tanks will co-operate to explain and influence national and international policies,... Read More

CESD Recommendation on E-Visa System Approved

CESD Recommendation on E-Visa System Approved Government of Azerbaijan approved applying e-visa system based on recommendations submitted by CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development. “Azerbaijan will introduce the system of issuing electronic visas to citizens of foreign countries, soon”- the statement came from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. According to the ministry, work on the creation of this system is still actively pursued.... Read More

CESD Recommendations Approved

CESD Recommendations Approved The State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Azerbaijan has approved five new standards in information technologies and RaD sphere. Two of them have been developed by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD). CESD worked with the Azerbaijan Institute of Standards, the State Committee’s department of technical regulation and standardization, the metrology department, and the technical... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges Official forecasts for Azerbaijani economy in 2012 seem quite optimistic. According to Ministry of Economic Development reports although downturn in world economy. The Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) targets 5,7 % GDP Growth in 2012 meanwhile The Central Bank’s monetary policy is announced keeping inflation to single digits. Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected at 7,1 % Azerbaijan’s... Read More