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May 29, 2014

Azerbaijan regained its independence in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At the crossroads of the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, Azerbaijan is a secular state with a Muslim-majority population and traditions of religious tolerance. Azerbaijan has substantial energy resources, which have led to rapid growth over the last decade, but the country still needs to make substantial progress on economic reforms.

USAID currently provides development assistance to achieve goals in two major sectors: supporting the growth of non-oil sectors of the economy; and strengthening participatory and transparent democratic and governance processes.

Participants discussed recommendations for improving Azerbaijan’s entrepreneurial environment in key areas.
May 1, 2014

On May 1, 2014, stakeholders gathered for the “Development of Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan” conference at the Baku Hilton.

Azerbaijani Civil Society Organizations Get New Skills And Knowledge
March 6, 2014

On February 28, 2014, eleven Azerbaijani civil society organizations (CSO) completed the Increasing Civil Society Organizations Effectiveness Training Program. The training was delivered by USAID’s Building Local Capacity for Development (BLCD) project from September 2013 through February 2014. The training focused on helping CSOs build practical skills and develop the tools and resources to enable them to implement development initiatives.

A USAID Program Promotes Public Discussion To Prevent Domestic Violence
December 9, 2013

Today, the USAID-funded Women’s Participation Program in partnership with the “Clean World” Public Union and the Citizens’ Labor rights Protection League organized a public discussion on “Mechanisms of state intervention into intra-family conflicts to prevent domestic violence” as part of the world-wide initiative “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence”.

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Dereck Hogan speaks to the press about the importance of entrepreneurship
November 21, 2013

Today, a conference entitled "The Development of Small Businesses in Azerbaijan" was held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in the Baku Business Center.

USAID Mission Director converses with a training participant.
November 8, 2013

Many civil society organizations (CSO) in Azerbaijan have significant gaps in their ability to develop strategic plans, create effective governance structures, and manage financial control systems and funds. Without these capabilities, CSOs will have greatly diminished ability to use resources effectively to improve the lives of Azerbaijanis.

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Last updated: June 10, 2014

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