Programs In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has experienced rapid revenue growth in recent years and the US Government is supporting efforts undertaken by the Government of Azerbaijan to ensure that this growth reaches Azerbaijani citizens in the regions.

EWMI provided assistance critical to the successful implementation of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Program, implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Azerbaijan.

News In Azerbaijan

Amazing things can happen when citizens come together to plan and implement development projects that address the economic issues facing their community.

EWMI is closely following developments related to the current outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19) and monitoring guidelines provided by relevant international, national and local public health authorities.

Alpan, Uzunmeshe, Kurkun and Susay villages, with a population of only 5,149, are located in a mountainous area of Guba in northern Azerbaijan. These communities have been a center of fine carpet weaving for centuries.

Residents of the Surra community in Shabran, Azerbaijan have long faced challenges safely crossing the river that divides their village to get to school, work and the nearest town.

Agriculture is at the center of life for families of the Khaspoladoba community of the Khachmaz rayon in Azerbaijan. Growing primarily hazelnuts, the approximately 50 farmers from Khaspoladoba own and cultivate 75 hectares of hazelnut orchards.

The Niyazabad community in Khachmaz rayon, Azerbaijan, is home to one village school that is located in a building that belonged to the former village’s farm (sovkhoz) and consists of 13 rooms.

EWMI organized a monitoring and evaluation training event for 33 members of the Council on State Support to NGOs under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (CSSN).

In December 2014, news spread among citizens of the Aran region that their access to quality medical care was about to improve with the inauguration of three new Medical Points - two in Imishli and one in Sabirabad.

The new Law on Public Participation in Azerbaijan, which entered into force on June 1, 2014, provides new opportunities for citizens to actively participate in state governance and government decision-making processes.

In April 2014, Government of Azerbaijan’s officials and representatives of farmers and business associations from Aran, Guba – Khachmaz, and Ganja - Gazakh regions visited Croatia to share experiences about the benefits and mechanisms for participatory economic development planning at local and c

EWMI’s Socio-Economic Development Activity in Azerbaijan (SEDA) project has led several high impact initiatives these past few months with very promising outcomes.  SEDA brought better roads to a small town in Khachmaz, raised awareness and improved services for the elderly and disabled, and

EWMI’s Socio-Economic Development Activity (SEDA) in Azerbaijan includes a grants program that supports organizations that engage in advocacy on socio-economic development at local and regional levels.

For almost 10 years, Nabat Aliyeva has lived alone in her home in Alinazarli village in Beylagan rayon. She has an oncological disease. Remarkably, Nabat was not aware that social services are available for elderly people living alone in her area. 

Azerbaijan has an extensive legal framework that provides the basis for active citizen participation in governance. In 2012, the Azerbaijani government initiated several changes to laws towards improving citizen participation.

Sevara Ulfanova is a young teacher whose family left Uzbekistan as refugees in 1989 to settle in Ahmedabad village in Sabirabad. She grew up warmly accepted as a member of the village.

Local self-government is usually the most accessible entry point for citizens, government and the private sector to collaboratively build more accountable, capable and transparent institutions.