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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).

Cold storage management workshop
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 2:45am

In November 2012, international and local consultants from the USAID funded Azerbaijan Competitiveness and Trade (ACT) Project conducted a workshop on the “Use of Technology Equipped Cold Storage Management” in Guba. Nineteen farmers and other private sector representatives participated in the Workshop.

USAID, BP, and AmCham to Support Youth Business Education
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), BP on behalf of its co-ventures in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Shah Deniz, and South Caucasus Pipeline, and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) today launched a new Youth Business Leadership project in support of professional development of the next generation of business leaders in Azerbaijan.

New milk collection facilities open in Kurdamir
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 11:00am

Two new milk collection centers in Karrar and Garabujag villages (Kurdamir District) of Azerbaijan were opened on November 25, 2012. These Centers were established by the “Community Based Support to Producers of Dairy Products” project funded by USAID/Azerbaijan in partnership the British Petroleum (BP).

The Government of Azerbaijan and USAID demonstrate commitment on citizen participation
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:00am

On November 30, 2012 East-West Management Institute (EWMI) in partnership with the Council of State Support to NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan held a national conference on “Citizen Participation: International and National Best Practices”. The conference was organized by International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), one of the partners implementing the Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and co-financed by the Government of Azerbaijan.

USAID Mission Director addresses the conference emphasizing the importance of the dialogue between government and civil society
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:00am

Today, nearly 100 stakeholders representing government, international organizations, intergovernmental organizations, and local NGOs participated in a Women Leadership Conference organized by the Women Participation Program (WPP) in partnership with the State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs of Azerbaijan.

USAID and Baku State University to Cooperate on a New Master’s of Law Program
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Baku State University (BSU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of a new Maritime and Energy Law LLM program within the Law Faculty at BSU in preparation for the 2013-2014 academic year. Michael Greene, USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director, and Abel Maharramov, BSU Rector, signed the memorandum.

E-learning system developed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Azerbaijan
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:00am

On October 23, 2012 the Financial Monitoring Service (FMS) of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), presented its newly developed e-learning system to various public and financial institutions.

The FMS developed the e-learning system in close collaboration with USAID/Azerbaijan. The purpose of the system is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge regarding Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements to a wider audience through more efficient and consistent means.

A community member connects to the virtual world through an internet kiosk
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:00am

Thirty kiosks, providing free Internet access to communities in remote villages in 29 districts across Azerbaijan, are installed by IREX under the USAID-funded Azerbaijan New Media Project.

USAID and the Central Bank raise awareness on the risk posed by non-performing loans
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 11:00am

On September 27, 2012 the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), jointly with the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBAR) held a one day “Problem Loan Management” workshop for representatives of the local banking community to raise awareness among the private sector and bank regulators regarding the risks posed by non-performing loans and the methods by which these risks can be managed.

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Last updated: June 10, 2014

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