Rovshan Aghayev

One Region, Two Models, Three...

Almost 30 years separate us from the USSR. But there are processes whose results cannot be assessed after a day,...

27 October / Rovshan Aghayev

Job Creation Statistics: Are the...

The official statistical agency of Azerbaijan is perhaps one of the few such agencies in the world that produces and...

3 October / Rovshan Aghayev

Azerbaijan’s Rapidly Aging Automotive Fleet

The "golden decade" of oil wealth in Azerbaijan (2005-2015) was also marked by the rapid growth of the country's automotive...

30 August / Rovshan Aghayev

Rising Salaries, a Changing Budget,...

On June 18, Azerbaijan’s president issued 17 different orders increasing salaries. One of those orders is related to an increase...

8 July / Rovshan Aghayev

Reform Debates: What Real Reforms...

The topic of reform has been a theme of official propaganda for the last four years. It seems that it...

3 June / Rovshan Aghayev

The Country with the Lowest...

The 2018 United Nations Human Development Report can be viewed as a source that everyone can reference with pride. According...

7 May / Rovshan Aghayev

Azerbaijan’s Earnings from Foreign Tourism:...

Excluding natural resources, tourism is at the top of the list of the priority sectors selected by the Azerbaijani government....

25 April / Rovshan Aghayev

Disempowered and Unfinanced Azerbaijani Municipalities

In 8 months Azerbaijan will hold municipal elections. However, the Azeri public shows no interest in the existence or absence...

4 April / Rovshan Aghayev

(Azerbaijani) “Evdar məşğulluq”: İşsizləri udan...

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21 December / Rovshan Aghayev

The Richest Poor

Although the title sounds strange, according to official statistics, the poor population in Azerbaijan receive a greater share of income...

23 May / Rovshan Aghayev

Statistics that can’t hide the...

The official statistics has to be reliable; otherwise economic decisions cannot meet either present or long-term goals.  For example, if...

2 May / Rovshan Aghayev