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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).

A training participant writes down her thoughts on who volunteer is.
Monday, April 16, 2012 - 3:00pm

On April 11, 2012, “Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center, USAID’s local partner implementing the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) in north-west Azerbaijan, organized training on Volunteer Recruitment in Sheki (186 miles from capital Baku). Ten young men and six young women from Sheki and the neighboring Zagatala district participated.

USAID Launches Women’s Participation Program
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:00am

Nearly 60 stakeholders representing international organizations, local NGOs, Embassies and government entities gathered together to launch the Women’s Participation Program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The Women’s Participation Program seeks to improve the status of women in Azerbaijan by raising public awareness on issues that affect women and empowering more women to participate in decision making processes. Implemented by Counterpart International, the two-year program will fund six women’s rights NGO coalitions in projects that aim to:

USAID marks its 50-year achievements
Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:00am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorates its 50th anniversary. USAID's history goes back to the Marshall Plan reconstruction of Europe after World War Two and the Truman Administration's Point Four Program. On September 4, 1961, the Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act. The Act mandated the creation of an agency to administer economic assistance programs, and on November 3, 1961, President John F. Kennedy established USAID.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00am

The Governments of the United States of America and Azerbaijan have worked closely over the past six years to improve health care services for the population of Azerbaijan. Continuing this partnership, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new two-year health project – Azerbaijan Strengthening Health Systems through Integrated Programs (AZ SHIP).

Completion of CASC project in Azerbaijan
Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, around 40 stakeholders came together to mark the successful completion of the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the conference was to draw attention to the difficulties faced by vulnerable populations, and highlight how their needs can be addressed in local communities by developing stronger support system for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan.

USAID and OSCE to combat human trafficking
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 10:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office in Baku today signed a grant agreement to co-operate on combating trafficking in persons and strengthen access to justice in Azerbaijan. Michael Greene, USAID/Azerbaijan Mission Director, and Ambassador Koray Targay, Head of OSCE Office in Baku, signed the agreement.

A member of parliament is recognized for her support to the project
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:00am

After four years of successful collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national partners, the Primary Health Care Strengthening (PHCS) project funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is ending in October 2011. Today the project held its final conference to mark its closing and speak about its successes in the past four years.

Azerbaijani Social Workers Explore the Turkish Child Protection Model
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 10:00am

Today, social workers from Azerbaijan shared the results of a successful study tour to Turkey organized by the Consolidated Action for Sustained Changes (CASC) program funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Save the Children. The goal of the tour, which took place from 15 to 19 August, was to strengthen collaboration between the Ministry of Education and local communities by developing stronger support for vulnerable children in Azerbaijan by observing best practices in Turkey in the sphere.

New Milk Collection Facility Opens in Goranboy
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:00am

A new milk collection facility was opened on May 19, 2011 in Veyisli village of Goranboy district that will allow dairy farmers in the Veyisli community to sell their milk to commercial processors, increasing income for local residents.

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