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USAID and the Small and Medium Business Development Agency Sign Memorandum of Understanding
July 8, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to support development of the business environment for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). By working together, USAID and SMBDA will support reforms that promote a more competitive and favorable business environment, allowing local SMEs to increase yields, quality, and diversify their sales markets, leading to higher incomes and resiliency from economic crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. 

United States Provides an Additional $1 Million for COVID-19 Response in Azerbaijan
July 2, 2021

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Lee Litzenberger participated in the delivery of three mobile clinics in Shamakhi which will provide essential health services to rural and vulnerable Azerbaijani communities. These mobile clinics will serve thousands of people in Shamakhi and surrounding villages every year by helping with early diagnosis of preventable diseases, bringing treatment to underserved rural communities, and saving lives. The mobile clinics were procured by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British Embassy in Baku under the PROACT-Care project implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) Azerbaijan. 

USAID Hosts Summit to Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan
June 30, 2021

USAID announced the creation of the first ever Women’s National Business Agenda (WNBA) during a summit held today in Baku. The WNBA will serve as a private sector-led platform for innovative policy recommendations that increases women’s participation in commerce.

Head of AZPROMO Yusif Abdullayev (left), USACC Board Chairman Reza Vaziri (center), and USAID Mission Director Jaidev Singh (right) sign the agreement.
June 9, 2021

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), and the United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) signed a memorandum of understanding today establishing a partnership to support agricultural export and investment.

An intensive apple orchard in Guba
April 1, 2021

The United States and Israeli Embassies in Baku are excited to announce the launch of an innovative collaboration with Azerbaijan State Agricultural University (ASAU) to develop Azerbaijan’s agricultural potential. The project will establish five orchard demonstration plots to model 21st century apple, cherry, nectarine, plum, and pomegranate production practices at the university’s research station outside Ganja. 

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Last updated: July 21, 2021

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