Development Co-operation Profiles - Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan is a rising provider of development co-operation, with a comparative advantage that is based on the experience of its own transformation from a transition economy to an upper middle-income country. Over the past decade, Azerbaijan has significantly reduced its dependence on foreign assistance while increasing its development co-operation with key partners. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, the overarching objective of Azerbaijan’s aid programme is to combat poverty through sharing its experience and capacities with developing countries, particularly in productive and social sectors, while also providing humanitarian assistance in response to disasters and pandemics. In order to provide timely and co-ordinated international assistance, the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA) was established in 2011 under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.