Azerbaijan and ADB
In the Spotlight
A smooth transport connection from Baku to the Georgian border means faster, safer, and more efficient travel, and improved lives in communities along the way.
This report provides an assessment of the costs, benefits, and investment opportunities for GHG abatement in the energy and transport sectors of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
Infrastructure needs in developing Asia and the Pacific will exceed $22.6 trillion through 2030, or $1.5 trillion per year, if the region is to maintain growth momentum, according to a new flagship ADB report. The estimates rise to over $26 trillion, or $1.7 trillion per year, when climate change mitigation and adaptation costs are incorporated.
ADB operations in Azerbaijan are closely aligned with the government's priorities, including diversifying the economy beyond the oil sector. It is focused on promoting inclusive economic growth and regional cooperation efforts.
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.
Azerbaijan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.
Projects in the Azerbaijan
Maternal Mortality Ratio in Azerbaijan, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Population in Azerbaijan, in millions (2016)
Population living below the national poverty line in Azerbaijan (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Azerbaijan (2011-2016)