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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 4:00am

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

Participants discussed recommendations for improving Azerbaijan’s entrepreneurial environment in eight key areas: electronic registration of business entities; construction permits; connection to the electric power network; state registration of property rights; the provision of loans; corporate governance; import-export operations; and bankruptcy. Conference participants recommended reducing the number of procedures, amount of time, and cost for the eight areas mentioned above.

Participants developed these suggestions to support the March 3, 2014 Azerbaijani Presidential Decree on Additional Measures for Entrepreneurship Development. The implementation of these measures will improve the operating environment for Azerbaijani business owners, permit entrepreneurship to flourish, and raise Azerbaijan’s rankings in relevant international indices (including the World Bank's "Doing Business” report).

The government and civil society organizations discuss how better to protect human rights.
Monday, April 29, 2013 - 5:00am

In cooperation with the Regional Center of the Office of Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsman), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Azerbaijan Rights Consortium (ARC) project organized public discussions on “The Right to Legal Assistance: Current Situation and Problems”. 

Government of Azerbaijan and USAID Cooperate to Advance Socio-Economic Development in the Regions
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 1:30pm

The Zardabi “Community Road and Street Light Rehabilitation” project funded under the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) has been successfully completed. SEDA is co-financed by Government of Azerbaijan and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with support from the Ministry of Economic Development (MoED).

USAID and NGO Council sign the memorandum of understanding
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4:30pm

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan (NGO Support Council) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing their partnership in the implementation of the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) in Azerbaijan. Paige Alexander, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, and Azay Guliyev, Chairman of the NGO Support Council, signed the memorandum.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 4:15pm

Ms. Paige Alexander, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Azerbaijan on a two-day visit.

She will join Mr. Thomas Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights, and will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, to discuss inter-governmental development cooperation between the United States and Azerbaijan. The high-level delegation is also expected to meet with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

The chairman of the NGO Council presents the draft law to the participants
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 2:45pm

On April 2, 2013 the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held a public discussion of the draft "Law on Public Participation.” The event was organized by International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) within the framework of the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA), co-financed by the Government of Azerbaijan and USAID, and implemented by the East-West Management Institute (EWMI).

USAID Strengthens Support to Aquaculture Development in Azerbaijan
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 6:30am

A newly reconstructed carp hatchery has begun operations in Kurgarabujag village of Neftchala district.

USAID and USDA collaborated in the production of the HACCP Manuals.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:45am

Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented new food safety manuals that are of crucial importance for the development of food safety policies of Azerbaijan. During the presentation, the participants discussed the current practices and constraints, and outlined necessary future steps.

Training on New Media Skills Development
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 7:30am

On February 9, 2013 high school teachers, engineers and high schools students in Goychay learned first-hand the power of the internet to connect people and ideas throughout the world.  The training was organized by IREX and its partner Regional Cooperation and Community Development Center (RCCDC). The participants – new bloggers – stepped boldly into the blogosphere after learning to register blog addresses, upload pictures and videos.

Azerbaijani Media Fellows visit CNN center in Atlanta
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:00am

Nine professional journalists and university lecturers from Azerbaijan participated in a study tour in the United States of America from January 26 to February 3. The study group members were individually selected and awarded media fellowships by IREX as part of the Cooperative Agreement funded by USAID under the Azerbaijan New Media Project (ANMP).

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Last updated: June 10, 2014

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