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How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  


Can the 4th Industrial Revolution help accelerate economic diversification in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan, a resource rich economy, experienced an explosion in growth at the beginning of the millennium as a result of rising commodity prices. This growth translated into development as poverty…  


Economic diversification, women and youth top agenda as Head of Eurasia concludes Azerbaijan visit

During her three-day visit to Azerbaijan, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, discussed with government and civil society the country’s economic…  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


When science, farming and youth converge

Noting the mismatched labour market demand and supply of specialists trained in animal husbandry, a new curriculum gives youth opportunities for future work and a better environment in Azerbaijan's…  


Father mountain provides

In Azerbaiajan's Caucacus mountains, families are turning beekeeping into a wider businesses and saving the environment in the process.  


Azerbaijan’s heroic steps to eliminate landmines

ANAMA has cleared over 520 million square metres of Azerbaijani land; destroyed around 800,000 mines and other explosive weapons; and created safe conditions for the resettlement of more than 160,000…  


In Azerbaijan, innovators vie for top spot in UNDP-supported contest

UNDP and the Government of Azerbaijan have handed awards to scholars, students and entrepreneurs as part of the country’s first innovation contest, which focused on solutions for achieving the…  


When it comes to ending corruption, is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Since passing the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in 2003, the world celebrates International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December every year. But do we really have anything to celebrate?…  


Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  

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