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56 pages

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July 2017

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Azerbaijan’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the Azerbaijan’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Azerbaijan’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Azerbaijan? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of Azerbaijan’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the Azerbaijan’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Azerbaijan compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Azerbaijan’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the Azerbaijan’s economy in?
  • How is the average wage in Azerbaijan compared to others in the region?
  • How has the labor productivity in Azerbaijan changed over the years and in relation with comparable countries?
  • How competitive is Azerbaijan?
  • How are Azerbaijan’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Azerbaijan?
  • How good is Azerbaijan in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in Azerbaijan?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Azerbaijan’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Azerbaijan?
  • Is there still a lot of poor people in Azerbaijan? How does it compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for Azerbaijan?
  • How is income distributed in Azerbaijan and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Azerbaijan?
  • How has quality of life in Azerbaijan changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Azerbaijan’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Azerbaijan’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the Azerbaijan’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for Azerbaijan’s economy in the last 5 quarters?
  • What is the growth outlook for Azerbaijan’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Azerbaijan’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Azerbaijan and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the Azerbaijan’s banking sector?
  • What is the fiscal risk in Azerbaijan?
  • Does the government have enough money to invest or continue to subsidize certain program? What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for Azerbaijan?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Azerbaijan have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the AZN performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for Azerbaijan and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency