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New Debt Policy in Azerbaijan: Hopes, Realities, Risks and Perspectives

New Debt Policy in Azerbaijan: Hopes, Realities, Risks and Perspectives From the second half of 2014, Azerbaijani public debt increased considerably along with several new challenges facing the domestic economy. During this period, the ratio of foreign debt to GDP rose from 8.6% (01.01.2015) to 22.8% (01.06.2018). The increase was 3.4 billion US dollars in […]

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CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities

CESD Presentation on Empowerment and Inclusiveness for Sustainable Development: Helping People with disabilities The CESD Chairman had a presentation at the North and Central Asian Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals which was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 3 and 4 September 2018. The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) embody […]

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CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan

CESD Consulting started implementation of CVEO Project in Azerbaijan CESD Consulting, as a part of CESD Holding, has started a new project titled “Countering Violent Extremist Organizations (VEO) Recruitment in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Macedonia”. Through the Countering VEO (CVEO) Recruitment program, PH International leads a multi-county, multi-faceted effort to reduce the risks of radicalization of […]

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Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan

Call for Applications: CESD Fall Internship Program in Azerbaijan The Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) is pleased to announce the CESD Fall Internship Program. An Internship opportunity for the months of October-December 2018. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 months period with […]

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SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?

SOCIAL ECONOMY FOR AZERBAIJAN: A KEY COMPONENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? The paper aims to bring readers’ attention to the Social Economy as an alternative economic system and reanimate the development of a Social Economy sector in Azerbaijan. At the moment, the term Social Economy does not have a fixed definition and, therefore, this study tries […]