Strategy

The country partnership strategy (CPS), 2014-2018, for Azerbaijan is aligned with the midterm review of Strategy 2020, the country's own development strategy, the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) 2020 strategy, and ADB's comparative strengths.

The CPS have the following strategic priorities and drivers of change:

  • inclusive growth,
  • poverty reduction,
  • infrastructure development,
  • environmental sustainability,
  • job creation,
  • social protection,
  • education,
  • private sector development,
  • good governance, and
  • capacity development.

The priority sectors are transport, energy, and water and other urban infrastructure and services.

The country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2016, is aligned with the priorities of the CPS and the government’s Azerbaijan 2020 vision document. The COBP focuses on support for hard and soft infrastructure and private sector operations in the oil and gas industry, trade finance, and commercial bank lending to support small and medium-sized enterprises and agribusiness.