Executive Director of TI Azerbaijan met German Ambassador and Bundestag member

Posted by: | Posted on: Октябрь 4, 2017

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Rena Safaralieva, executive director of Transparency Azerbaijan met with Michael Kindsgrab, German Ambassador to Azerbaijan and Gernot Erler, Bundestag member, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the OSCE Chairmanship, Former Minister of State in a meeting organized for civil society representatives at Embassy of Germany in Baku on 4 October 2017.

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TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S STATEMENT

Posted by: | Posted on: Август 11, 2017

Azerbaijan: closing down civil society

AZ_featureSince March 2005 when Transparency Azerbaijan opened its first free legal advice office in Baku, known as an Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre or ALAC, more than 40,000 people have asked for help about how to combat the corruption they face every day.  Most of these people come from vulnerable groups who feel their voices are not heard.

Transparency Azerbaijan opened four more centers between 2005 and 2007, but funding was always a struggle. It had to close two centers after the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe scaled back in the country at the end of 2013. The remaining three centers were funded by a new USAID project that started in September 2012. Read More …

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TA’s Advocacy and Legal Advice Centers in the regions terminated

Posted by: | Posted on: Август 8, 2017

20638812_1611077392246430_6216361267276012167_nTransparency Azerbaijan, the national chapter of Transparency International, terminated its regional Advocacy and Legal Aid Centers in Ganja and Quba on August 1st. The closedown of TA’s regional centers was precipitated by the failure of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Justice to register the amendment to the organization’s sole source of funding — its grant agreement with USAID/Azerbaijan, entitled “Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency”, to extend the grant period. TA formally requested the registration of the amendment on February 17 of this year, but received no official response from the Ministry of Justice, now more than 4 months have passed after the maximum statutory period of 30 days for official reaction expired. Azerbaijan’s legislation bans NGOs from undertaking grant related activities without the grant’s registration. Read More …

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A staff member of Transparency Azerbaijan monitored school graduation exam

Posted by: | Posted on: Июнь 19, 2017

M19369443_10211432848749501_11849101_nahammad Muradov, a staff member of Transparency Azerbaijan (TA) monitored graduation exam in grade 9 (incomplete secondary school) in the school No 159, Nesimi district, Baku. During the monitoring, issues related to i) entrance regime, (ii) duties of representative of building allocated for exam, (iii) psychological state of students, (iv) evaluation of satisfaction, (v) monitoring methods were revealed and then 9 recommendations were proposed. Read More …

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Government, Business and Civil Society Discussed New Rules on Cashless Payment

Posted by: | Posted on: Май 31, 2017

18765961_1530949886925848_6769884017756123749_nTransparency Azerbaijan (TA), with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), organized a roundtable discussing “the New Rules on Cashless Payment: How to understand and how to implement?”. The roundtable is the latest in a series within the Azerbaijan Partnership for Transparency (APT) project, business component designed to facilitate dialogue between the government institutions, businesses and NGOs with the aim of increasing transparency and accountability of government institutions and processes. Read More …

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