Environment in emerging and transition economies

National policy dialogue (NPD) in Azerbaijan



Year of NPD launch:  2010

Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, State Water Agency (Ministry of Emergencies), Ministry of Economic Development

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Finland, Government of Germany, OSCE


Since the launch of the NPD in 2010, the following meetings and missions have been taking place to assist Azerbaijan in the NPD process:

Name of the meeting Date  LoP Agenda Minutes
7th Steering Committee meeting 04 July 2018, Baku LoP Agenda Minutes
6th Steering Committee meeting 26 April 2017, Baku LoP Agenda Minutes
5th Steering Committee meeting 25 February 2016, Baku LoP  Agenda Minutes
4th Steering Committee meeting 27 February 2015, Baku LoP Agenda Minutes
3th Steering Committee meeting 23 January 2014, Baku   - Agenda      -
2nd Steering Committee meeting 8 June 2012, Baku LoP Agenda Minutes
1st Steering Committee meeting 12 October 2010, Baku LoP       - Minutes

 Project Progress:

Further Reading



You can consult the Country Review about the priorities, key achievements and plans for the future.

 EUWI Kura Basin Policy Highlights cover, 2016


OECD Policy Highlights 2016 - Co-operative water management in the Kura River basin

The basin of the river Kura is shared by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey. The river is 1,515 km long; it originates in Turkey, on the north slope of the Allahuekber Mountains, and discharges to the Caspian Sea. This review focuses on co-operative water management in Georgia and Azerbaijan, which are neighboring countries hosting a significant stretch of the Kura River.



The potential benefits of trans-boundary cooperation in Georgia and Azerbaijan – Kura river basin

This report focuses on the potential benefits of the trans-boundary co-operation in water management between Georgia and Azerbaijan, their assessment and the challenges to be faced towards an effective co-operation.


Strengthening the economic and financial dimension of integrated water resources management in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

The present report addresses both dimensions, with the purpose of providing an overall perspective of the economic and financial dimension of IWRM at the river basin scale. It builds on the insights on economic instruments for water management in each country gained through three Country reviews carried out by national experts in the first phases of this project1. The following two sections will provide more details about the context and the specific objectives of the project.


Draft assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin

The present document contains the draft nexus assessment of the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin. The draft assessment is the result of an assessment process carried out according to the methodology described in document ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2015/8 developed on the basis of a desk study of relevant documentation, an assessment workshop (Kachreti, Georgia; 25-27 November 2013), as well as inputs from local experts and officials of the riparian countries.

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