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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (All day)

The efficient supply of potable water is one of the main preconditions for quality of life for every family and for the operation of businesses. In Azerbaijan, water is supplied both to household and commercial consumers by Azersu, the sole water supplier in Azerbaijan. The company has over one million customers, of which about 30,000 are businesses.

With support from USAID, Transparency Azerbaijan (TA) has monitored improvements in the supply of potable water under the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency project since 2011. TA has found several positive changes since it conducted an analysis in 2011 of the regulations and institutional mechanisms in this sector and submitted recommendations to Azersu and the National Anti-corruption Commission.

A USAID Program Promotes Public Discussion To Prevent Domestic Violence
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 11:30am

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
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:15am

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.
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 7:30am

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.

Brooke Isham, Mission Director, highlights the major accomplishments of the ACT project.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:15pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Azerbaijan hosted a reception to celebrate the achievements of a three-year economic growth project. The formal reception marked the completion of the Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) project and allowed U.S. Ambassador Richard Morningstar and USAID to thank its counterparts, partners, and beneficiaries for their contributions to the success of the project. The reception gathered representatives from the U.S.

New USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director Arrives
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 6:30am

Dr. Brooke Isham assumed her position as the new Mission Director for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Azerbaijan.

As Mission Director for Azerbaijan, Dr. Isham will oversee USAID programs and assistance in the country. These programs support Azerbaijan's reform process by promoting competition and pluralism in the society, laying the foundations for a sustainable market-based democracy.

The panel from USAID, JAA and BP interviews an applicant student.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 4:00am

In order to empower the next generation of business leaders, in December 2012 USAID in partnership with British Petroleum and the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham) launched a Youth Business Leadership project.

USAID Supports Reforms in the Technical Regulation and Standardization System in Azerbaijan
Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 11:45pm

On July 05, 2013 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Committee on Standardization, Metrology and Patent of the Republic of Azerbaijan held a joint Conference on the “Reforms in the Technical Regulation and Standardization System of the Republic of Azerbaijan: Achievements, Priorities and Problems”.

USAID Hands Over Tuberculosis Activities To Its National Partner In Azerbaijan
Friday, June 28, 2013 - 1:00am

Tuberculosis remains a significant public health challenge in Azerbaijan, with high prevalence and incidence, and a particularly high rate of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB). Azerbaijan is among the 27 high TB burden countries for MDR-TB. In 2010, there were 8,348 notified cases of all forms of TB and a case notification rate of 92.2 per 100,000 population for all forms of TB. In 2011, the estimated number of TB patients in Azerbaijan was 16,000, with 10,100 officially notified by the National TB Program (NTP).

Certificates of appreciation were presented to different partners in recognition of their efforts and commitment to improving th
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 11:45pm

On June 10, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Azerbaijan hosted a reception in Baku to celebrate ten years of successful partnership for strengthening the health systems in Azerbaijan. The formal reception marked the completion of the USAID-supported “Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs” Project (AZ SHIP) and the end of over ten years of USAID assistance to the health sector in Azerbaijan. The reception gathered over 100 partners from the government, civil society, and health sector.

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