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Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

INSTITUTE for SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH on ECONOMIC REFORMS

 

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

 

In recent years, the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan has carried out activities towards the conduct of economic research, capacity building of personnel, information exchange, expansion of cooperation with foreign partner organizations and funding organizations.

Since, in this respect, the Institute organized several international and local level scientific-technical events particularly in the last 5 years within the framework of cooperation with international organizations.

We bring into YOUR attention some of those activities:

 

In 2015

 

  • On December 14-18, 2015, the training on the topic “Islamic Microfinance for Poverty Reduction” held in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) in Khachmaz town (Azerbaijan) for the representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan Republics. Guba-Khachmaz Regional Branch of the Ministry of Economy, Baku Business Training Centre (BBTM) and “Guba-Khachmaz Regional Development Centre” provided enormous support in the organization of training held in Khachmaz. 
  • On September 15-17, 2015, Prof., Dr. Mansur Hussain SOOMRO, President of the Economic Cooperation Organization Science Foundation (ECOSF) (Pakistan) paid an official visit to our country and participated as the guest of honour in a seminar organized by the Institute.
  • On September 28-October 2, 2015, a high-level representative of the Middle East University Science Park (ODTU Techno parks) Mr. Tolga ÖZBOLAT made a visit to our country and during the visit; he participated in several meetings, in the evaluation process of specialists, and held meetings with the specialists of the Institute.

 

In 2014

 

  • The regional training on “Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)” held in Baku on September 22-26, 2014, with organizational support of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) and the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER).
  • According to a mutual agreement, the representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan republics attended the training. Within the framework of the trading, a “Study Tour” – a tour to the selected business enterprises organized on September 26, 2014 for the training participants to become familiar with the government policy implemented towards the development and promotion of SMEs, financing mechanisms for SMEs, and the results of the work performed in this direction. Guba-Khachmaz Branch of the Economy Ministry, Baku Business Training Centre (BBTM) and “Guba-Khachmaz Regional Development Centre” provided tremendous support in organizing the regional tour.
  • The Second Baku Forum of the Economic Think Tanks of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states, and the 2nd International Conference on “Energy, Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development” were held on October 1-3, 2014, in Baku under the framework of effective cooperation with the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER).
  • The Second Meeting of the Editorial Board of the ECO Economic Journal held on April 26, 2014, in Baku.
  • The First Regional Training on Practical CGE Modelling with GAMS intended for the representatives of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states was held in Baku on April 21-25, 2014.

 

 

In 2013

 

  • The “Innovation and Training Centre” established in 2013 at the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) with the support provided by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). 
  • The First Baku Forum of the Economic Think Tanks of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) member states and the First International Conference on “Energy, Regional Integration and Socio-Economic Development” conducted in Baku on September 5-6, 2013.
  • The international practical conference on the “Role of entrepreneurship in socio-economic development: Turkish-Azerbaijani experience” was held in Baku on June 3, 2013 with organizational support of Özyeğin University (Republic of Turkey), The Ministry of Economic Development, the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER), Baku Business Training Centre (BBTM) and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). During the event, awards presented to winners of the competition “Online Stock Trading” organized via the internet by Özyeğin University.
  • The visit of students from Brandies University’s (USA) graduate school to our country (Country Study Tour: Republic of Azerbaijan) was organized with the support of the Institute of Scientific Research for Economic Reforms (ISRER) during 3-4 June 2013.  During the visit, the students held several meetings at local institutions and agencies such as Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA), the National Bank Research Centre, “Azersun” Holding, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan Turkey Business Association (ATIB), AZPROMO, Azerbaijan International Society of Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen (TUSIAB), the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC) etc.
  • The international scientific-practical conference on “Prospects of development of viticulture and winemaking, the best practices and the opportunities of using technologies” held in Ganja on March 7, 2013.

 

In 2012

 

  • Presentation on “General Equilibrium Model of the Republic of Azerbaijan (AZMOD): the work performed, results and prospects” held on December 26, 2012. 
  • The First Meeting of the Editorial Board of the ECO Economic Journal held in Baku on November 08, 2012. 
  • The Second Meeting of the Permanent Working Group on Economic Research of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) held on November 7, 2012 in Baku.
  • The international scientific-practical conference on “Prospects of development of viticulture and winemaking, the best practices and the opportunities of using technologies” convened in Ganja town on October 7, 2012. 
  • The roundtable on “The trends of development of organic farming in Azerbaijan” held on October 1, 2012; moreover, the round table on “Prospects of development of Organic Farming, as well as viticulture” held in March 13, 2012. 
  • During February 9-28 and March 4-15 mart 2012, an expert group from the Republic of Turkey-Mrs. Sibel GÜNEYİ, Prof., Dr. Uygun AKSOY, Dr. Gülay BEŞİRLİ paid a visit to Azerbaijan within the framework of joint cooperation between the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) Baku office and the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) for the purpose of conducting a SWOT analysis on development prospects of organic agriculture in Azerbaijan and carried out research on the aforesaid topics.

 

In 2011

 

  • The training on “Project Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis” conducted in Baku on November 14–December 10, 2011 with organizational support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Azerbaijan Mission and the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER). 
  • Scientific-practical conference on the “Role of organic agriculture in enhancement of the non-oil export sector (Exchange of experience between Turkey and Azerbaijan)” held in Ganja, on November 4, 2011.
  • A scholar of the Institute of Scientific Research for Economic Reforms (ISRER) awarded the scholarship of the Fulbright Program (USA) during the period September 1, 2011 to June 1, 2012.
  • The Conference on “Socio-Economic Development in a Globalizing World: Azerbaijani-Turkish cooperation” was held in Baku on 28-30 April 2011.

 

 

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