The DTH is managed by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The center's mission is to develop proposals for realization of economic reforms by conducting analysis s and research on macro – and micro – economic levels, with the main goal of ensuring the sustainable economic development of the country. The center provides government authorities and agencies mid- and long-term forecasts and organizes the promotion of achievements made by the Republic of Azerbaijan in various sectors of the economy.
1) Coordinating and monitoring of strategic road maps
CAERC produces the “Strategic Road Map on National Economy and Key Sectors of the Economy of Azerbaijan,” which is designed to ensure the economy’s competitiveness, inclusion and increased social welfare based on sustainable economic development. The document focuses on how mobilization of investments can solve global challenges, a free competition environment, market access and human capital development will strengthen the position of Azerbaijan in the global economy. The road map covers national economic perspectives in 11 economic sectors. It consists of 12 documents related to the country's short-, medium- and long-term economic horizon. Economic development concept and action plan for 2016-2020, as well as a long-term outlook for 2025 and a target outlook for the period after 2025 are included in the road map. The road map covers not only economic objectives and principles, but also global trends for each area, 360-degree diagnostics of the economy, a SWOT analysis of the current situation, actions to be undertaken, required investments and key indicators.
2) Azexport.az portal
The Azexport.az portal is a government initiative to support exporters. Created and managed by the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, it was established by the presidential order on “Creation of the integrated database of goods produced in the Azerbaijani Republic,” of 21 September 2016.
The mission of Azexport.az is to present information about Azerbaijani-produced products and provide an advantageous platform for their sales in domestic and foreign markets.
Azexport.az works by integrating e-commerce tools and a user-friendly interface. Services by leading global and local transport companies, logistics companies and payment gateways have been integrated into the system. Azexport.az provides a completely secure and fast way for payments with VISA, Mastercard and American Express, as well as a smart way to conduct bank wire transfers with an escrow function.
The portal also provides a set of unique solutions like reposting information about products on international trade platforms like Alibaba.com, Allbiz and Amazon, and a real-time translation service for five different languages.
About 1,500 local manufacturers already use the portal and have added up to 2,500 varieties of products along with their descriptions. The portal's key point in functionality is that the products are available through online purchasing for both domestic and international customers. In this way, it is an excellent support opportunity for enlarging internal trade and boosting the export potential of the country. These opportunities set entrepreneurs free from the additional costs of product promotion through new sales channels.
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The ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means.