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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).

Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:00am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and AccessBank and DemirBank today announced a new 5-year collaboration that will make available up to $3.3 million in local currency financing for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in Azerbaijan, with a portion of the funding dedicated to the agriculture sector.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 11:45am

The 2nd Aquaculture Conference is underway in Zagatala district of Azerbaijan from October 6-8, 2010.  The goal of the Conference, which is sponsored by the Economic Growth Program of the Baku Office of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is to help develop Azerbaijan’s aquaculture sector.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 11:00am

On September 23, 2010, a conference marking the closeout of the Azerbaijan Reproductive Health and Family Planning Project was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Results from 6 years of work were presented and recommendations for continued efforts to sustain improvements in the quality of Reproductive Health and Family Planning were made. The conference gathered officials from the Government of Azerbaijan, representatives of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implementing partners, as well as health workers from Baku and the regions.

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 11:15am

The Azerbaijan Reproductive Health & Family Planning (RH/FP) Project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by EngenderHealth in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan Medical University (AMU) and the Post-Graduate Training Institute hosted a presentation on the “Reproductive Health and Family Planning” manual on September 13, 2010.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 11:15am

A group of Azerbaijani women lawyers from the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) met with US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer on July 4th, 2010 as part of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit to Azerbaijan. WBA’s current president as well as its founder, other board members, and USAID Azerbaijan staff attended the meeting.

Monday, May 31, 2010 - 5:30am

On May 31st, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Azerbaijan, conducted a day-long training on “Food Safety and Quality”.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:00am

The Barama Innovation Center, which was opened in Baku’s Old City in December 2009, has started to offer young Azerbaijani entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop their ICT and telecom-related innovations in a safe environment before launching them in the Azerbaijani marketplace. The main objective of the Barama project is to provide support aimed at exploring new ideas in the sphere of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), evolving them to maturity and eventually turning them into reality.

Friday, March 12, 2010 - 6:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Azerbaijan Reproductive Health & Family Planning (RH/FP) Project will launch a social marketing promotion for private sector pharmacies as part of the ongoing National Pomegranate Campaign “Pregnancy Planning – Choose the Right Time!”. The goal is to increase public awareness about modern contraception as the safest and most reliable way to plan a healthy pregnancy and encourage pharmacies to offer consumers the widest possible choice of quality contraceptive products.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 11:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft Azerbaijan, forming an alliance aimed at reducing the use of pirated software and boosting innovation, sales, and jobs in Azerbaijan’s developing information technology sector.

“We are pleased to be able to support this partnership, and we look forward to the positive results that this public-private partnership is designed to produce,” states USAID/Caucasus-Azerbaijan Economic Growth Office Director Sheila Young.

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Last updated: June 10, 2014

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