Azerbaijan: A Cradle of Humanity Embraces Modernity

Date: March 2011
Type: Reports
Series: Development Effectiveness Country Briefs


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been a key partner in supporting the development agenda of Azerbaijan, as well as its economic growth and reform program. Azerbaijan has been a member of ADB since 1999 and in 2004, ADB opened a resident mission in the capital, Baku.

Operations in the country are closely aligned with the government’s priorities, including diversifying the economy beyond the oil sector. ADB’s work in Azerbaijan has focused on promoting inclusive economic growth, as well as supporting regional cooperation efforts.

This development effectiveness brief present how ADB's operations in Azerbaijan help improve people's lives in the country and the challenges ADB and the countries face in pursuing agreed development goals.


  • Azerbaijan: Development Indicators
  • Azerbaijan and ADB: A Partnership at the Crossroads
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges