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ICT4D resources on Azerbaijan

Quick Facts

Total population   
                                                                                     
9,493,600 (July 2012 est.)                                            
                 
GNI per capita

USD 5,290 (2011)

GDP growth

0.1% (2011 est.)

Adult literacy rate (% of ages 15 and older)

99.8%
Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment

67%

Telephone lines (per 100 people)
18.09
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
108.75
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
35.30
Personal computers (per 100 people)
21.50
Households with a television set
99%
International voice traffic (minutes/person/month)
2.7
Mobile telephone usage (minutes/user/month)
78
Internet users (per 100 people)
50
Population covered by mobile cellular network
99%
Fixed broadband subscribers (% of total Internet subscrib.) 10.73%
International Internet bandwidth (bits/second/person) 701

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank) 2009

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

ITU ICT EYE

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies

General Resources

Country Profile (BBC)

Development Gateway's Country Resources

The Economist's Country Briefing

The World Factbook (CIA)

Resources on E-Co Hub

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Access to ICT is essential to business development and growth. This study assesses the need for and use of ICTs by women entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan. The study exposes the gaps between ICTs and the development of women entrepreneurship within the context of legal and regulatory frameworks, policy and leadership coordination, financial services, business development support, capacity building and use promotion, and women’s participation in public dialogues. Finally, this work recommends ways to use ICTs to help women start and grow their own businesses.

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UN-APCICT expands ICTD capacity development for youth in Azerbaijan with Training of Trainers on ICTD project management

On 20-22 February, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) is organizing a Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on information and communication technology for development (ICTD) project management in partnership with Qafqaz University, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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ICT in Education in Central and West Asia Executive Summary

This publication presents and analyzes the major conclusions of research conducted in Central and West Asia in 2006 through 2011 to ascertain the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) investments on education. It presents a critical overview of the effectiveness of ICT policies and strategies in basic education in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, with shorter studies on Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, and Pakistan.

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First Primer Series Training for University Students held in Baku, Azerbaijan

First Primer Series Training for University Students held in Baku, Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s Qafqaz University recently completed a 4-day pilot seminar for university students utilizing the ‘Primer Series on ICTD for Youth’, APCICT’s flagship ICT for development capacity building programme for youth.

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Hub for ICT Human Capacity Development and Central Asian partners deliver series of ICT capacity development workshops in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Hub for ICT Human Capacity Development and Central Asian partners deliver series of ICT capacity development workshops in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Over 50 government officials, professors and educators from countries in Central Asia team-up with the United Nations to enhance the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in support of development initiatives in the sub-region.

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National Information and Communication Technologies Strategy for the Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2003-2012)

The key goal of this National Strategy is to assist the Republic of Azerbaijan’s democratic development and to create favourable environment for the transition to the information society through the application of information and communications technology (ICT). It looks at the role of the state in building the information society and provides key principles of informatization. The ICT strategy also provides priorities and directions for: education; the social spheres; telecommunication; e-government; legislation; e-economy; information resources; ICT industry; and security.

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