What We Do

UNDP in Azerbaijan works to promote effective governance and sustainable development and is also active in the areas of gender equality and post-conflict rehabilitation and disaster-risk reduction. Effective governance is the priority for UNDP whose support encompasses a wide array of interventions from improving the work of civil service, to e-governance and improvement of connectivity of the remotest corners of Azerbaijan. UNDP interventions for Sustainable development support Azerbaijan in mitigating the effects of climate change, especially in highly vulnerable mountainous areas, improving capacity to develop alternative sources of energy as well as management of protected areas and ecosystems. UNDP has been active in facilitating two rounds of post-2015 discussions in Azerbaijan.

Our Goals

With rapid economic growth fueled by hydrocarbon wealth, Azerbaijan Republic has joined the ranks of middle income countries and has improved a number of socio-economic indicators. The country is taking a more assertive role on the international stage – it was elected a non-permanent member of UN Security Council for 2012-2014. In this development context UNDP partners with the Government of Azerbaijan to help the country sustain the achievements and propel forward by diversifying economy, improving governance, and enhancing the state of environment.

Teaching Human Development

First group of students at the Public Administration Academy successfully completes Human Development Course More

Our Stories

Managing Droughts and Floods in Azerbaijan

Mehemmed Veliyev, a 45-year-old farmer living in Abrikh Village in Azerbaijan, had a good life. He had hectares of land to grow fruits and hazelnut. However,more 

More than 700 participants from around 165 countries of the world came together at the Global Forum on Youth Policies in Baku and adopted the historic Baku Commitments on Youth Policies. PHOTO CREDIT: Ministry of Youth and Sport, Azerbaijan
Making a difference: relying on youth

Young people around the world are full of ambition and expectations. Youth face many challenges. Poverty and limited access to resources, education, healthcare, and employment canmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Increasing resilience to climate change

    Ministry of Emergency Situations and UNDP work together to improve the water and flood management systems and reduce the impact of climate-induced flooding and water stress in Azerbaijan, particularly in the vulnerable mountainous communities of the Greater Caucasus. more 

  • Empowering rural women

    UNDP and State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs focus their efforts on supporting rural women through awareness-raising, networking and skills developmentmore 

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