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Clearing Mines to Save Lives

Azerbaijan: National Capacity for Mine Action Landmines are easy to lay, but far harder to clear. Once in the ground, they threaten human lives and livelihoods when people cannot use contaminated land. Azerbaijan is one of many countries struggling to clean up landmines in the wake of a conflict. It more

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Creating Professional Civil Service to Serve the Citizen

Azerbaijan experienced high rates of economic growth in 2003-2008, notably due to significant hydrocarbon revenues. While the influx of new investments into Azerbaijan’s young economy bore a promise for improved infrastructural services and social policies, it also heightened the pressure for good g more

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Pension Reforms to Serve and Protect the Vulnerable

During the first years of independence, Azerbaijan suffered a severe economic crisis which quickly resulted in a collapse of the social safety net maintained during the Soviet era, leaving the displaced, the disabled, single mothers, and the elderly particularly vulnerable. In 1995-96, the World Ban more

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