By Sabina Mammadli
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) continues to support
the development of social entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan, UNDP
Resident Representative in Azerbaijan Charu Bist said.
The remarks were made during an event on 'Social
entrepreneurship policy in Azerbaijan: Policy and ecosystem
recommendations to support social enterprises', organized with the
support of the EU and UNDP.
'Social entrepreneurs play a key role in the country's economic
development. There are also promising examples in Azerbaijan of how
social entrepreneurship creates new jobs and makes a significant
contribution to the economy in ,' the UNDP official said.
Further, she noted that social entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan are
enthusiastic and dedicated to their work, and with financial or any
other support, they can develop even more successfully.
She expressed that UNDP is pleased to see that the Azerbaijani
government pays significant attention to supporting and stimulating
the development of the country's social entrepreneurs.
Bist also noted that the set of policy and ecosystem-related
recommendations presented at the event is the result of engaging a
number of entrepreneurs from Azerbaijan and other stakeholders in
joint workshops, which was a great start on the path to inclusive
economic growth in the country.
UNDP has been working in Azerbaijan since 1992. The UNDP
activities in Azerbaijan initially focused on the provision of an
early recovery program, especially for those affected by the
Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Over time, UNDP's role in Azerbaijan has
shifted toward longer-term socio-economic development in line with
the country's evolving needs. The main programming framework for
all UN activities in Azerbaijan is the UN-Azerbaijan Partnership
Framework signed between the UN and the Economy Ministry in
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