Azerbaijan and ADB
In the Spotlight
A road project spanning Azerbaijan is moving people, goods, and vehicles faster and improving lives in communities along the way. Read this and more stories from Together We Deliver 2015, a publication highlighting successful projects that demonstrate development impact, best practices, and innovation across Asia and the Pacific.
International urban planners, experts, key government officials, donors and civil society representatives met in Baku for the National Urban Assessment for Azerbaijan, a stakeholder workshop organized by ADB to discuss the country’s urban system, development priorities and urban investments in a challenging economic environment.
The workshop, “Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Expand Trade and Ensure Food Safety: Sharing the Baltic Experience,” focused on best practices in the area of integrated trade facilitation, one of the priorities under the refined CAREC Trade and Transport Facilitation Strategy 2020.
In 2015, Central Asian countries made strides improving the environment for cross-border e-commerce in the region.
Azerbaijan’s gross national income per capita has increased approximately tenfold in a decade and a half. This robust growth has been largely driven by the extraction and processing of fossil fuels, along with high levels of public expenditure.
The ADB country partnership strategy, 2014–2018 for Azerbaijan aims to diversify the economy, foster new economic opportunities, promote inclusive growth, and reduce disparities between urban and rural areas.
Projects in the Azerbaijan
Maternal Mortality Ratio in Azerbaijan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Azerbaijan, in millions (2015)
Population living below the national poverty line in Azerbaijan (2014)
Average annual population growth rate in Azerbaijan (2010-2015)