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Water Supply in Azerbaijan: Moving Forward in the Right Direction
January 28, 2015

The efficient supply of potable water is one of the main preconditions for quality of life for every family and for the operation of businesses. In Azerbaijan, water is supplied both to household and commercial consumers by Azersu, the sole water supplier in Azerbaijan. The company has over one million customers, of which about 30,000 are businesses.

With support from USAID, Transparency Azerbaijan (TA) has monitored improvements in the supply of potable water under the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency project since 2011. TA has found several positive changes since it conducted an analysis in 2011 of the regulations and institutional mechanisms in this sector and submitted recommendations to Azersu and the National Anti-corruption Commission.

USAID Joins United Nations Democracy Fund to Organize “Gender Academy” for Youth
April 30, 2013

On February 23-27, 2013, USAID and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDF) co-sponsored “Gender Academy” training in Oguz, which brought together 30 young civil society activists, comprised of 10 men and 20 women. The aim of the training was to empower women’s active participation in decision-making by strengthening women’s leadership skills. The “Gender Academy” is part of two-year  “Establishment of Women’s Center for Raising Public Awareness” initiative funded by UNDF and implemented by “Young Leaders” and “Bridge to the Future”, both Ganja-based civil society organizations.

The government and civil society organizations discuss how better to protect human rights.
April 29, 2013

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
April 19, 2013

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
April 17, 2013

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.

April 17, 2013

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.

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Last updated: January 28, 2015

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