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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.

New milk collection facilities open in Kurdamir
December 4, 2012

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
November 30, 2012

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
November 27, 2012

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
November 13, 2012

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
October 23, 2012

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.

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