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May 29, 2014

Azerbaijan regained its independence in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At the crossroads of the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe, Azerbaijan is a secular state with a Muslim-majority population and traditions of religious tolerance. Azerbaijan has substantial energy resources, which have led to rapid growth over the last decade, but the country still needs to make substantial progress on economic reforms.

USAID currently provides development assistance to achieve goals in two major sectors: supporting the growth of non-oil sectors of the economy; and strengthening participatory and transparent democratic and governance processes.

Brooke Isham, Mission Director, highlights the major accomplishments of the ACT project.
September 19, 2013

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
September 6, 2013

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.
July 25, 2013

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
July 14, 2013

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
June 28, 2013

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).

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