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Small business support helps women in rural Azerbaijan to change their lives and transform their communities

In Masalli, the lack of opportunities for women to make the most of their marketable skills is now being addressed head-on by a USAID and UNDP funded project helping women to gain the business skills…  


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 can hinder the full…  


Revamping Azerbaijan's state registry system

Azerbaijan began its hard years of independence with the lack of accurate and easily accessible database on population, normally required for informed decision-making in various areas, such as the…  


Strengthening Azerbaijan's tourism capacity

Together with UNDP, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched the project titled “Support to Baku Tourism Vocational School” to strengthen the institutional capacities of Baku Tourism…  


Clearing Mines to Save Lives

Landmines are easy to lay, but far harder to clear. Once in the ground, they threaten human lives and livelihoods when people cannot use contaminated land. Azerbaijan is one of many countries…  


Creating professional civil service to benefit the citizen

UNDP has been providing support to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) since its establishment in 2005 to pursue reforms and improve the overall delivery and quality of public services. With support of…  


Pension reforms to serve and protect the vulnerable

During the first years of its independence Azerbaijan suffered a severe economic crisis which quickly resulted in collapse of the social safety. The Government saw the urgent need for implementing…  

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