Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009

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Date: 12/01/2009 Description: Azerbaijan pie chart shows Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance Est. 2009 by Objective. Line chart shows Total USG Assistance 1992 - 2008 (Millions) Total USG (solid) and FSA (dashed). Click for text version.  - State Dept Image
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AZERBAIJAN: Fiscal Year 2009 (USD Thousands)
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA):
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism,
Demining, and Related Programs (NADR):
Child Survival and Health (CSH):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):

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Flag of Azerbaijan is three equal horizontal bands of blue at top, red, and green; a crescent and eight-pointed star in white are centered in red band.Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance
FY 2008: $26.84M ($18.85M FSA, $8.00M Other)
FY 2009: $25.84M ($19.30M FSA, $6.54M Other)

Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance promotes regional security through the increase of Azerbaijan’s capabilities to combat domestic and transnational criminal activities; the promotion of NATO interoperability; the development of democratic institutions of government and civil society to promote public participation, combat corruption and strengthen the rule of law; and the implementation of far-reaching economic reforms which promote stability and sustainable growth in the non-oil sectors of the economy.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY 2008: $7.05M; FY 2009: $5.64M

  • Strengthen the counter-terrorism skills of Azerbaijan’s law-enforcement bodies
  • Prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to or through Azerbaijan
  • Increase the Azerbaijan armed forces’ NATO compatibility and interoperability, as well as peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, and coastal/maritime security capabilities
  • Increase the capacity of the country’s justice system and police to combat transnational crime including narcotics and trafficking in persons

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2008: $9.84M; FY 2009: 10.01M

  • Improve judicial independence, access to justice and justice sector capacity
  • Increase parliamentary transparency, accountability, capacity and constituent outreach
  • Strengthen capacity of government entities and civil society to combat corruption
  • Support greater access to objective information and increase civic participation, particularly among youth and communities in the regions
  • Promote conditions conducive to free, fair and participatory elections

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2008: $4.192M; FY 2009: $3.12M

  • Increase quality and accessibility of health care and reproductive health services
  • Promote regulatory and institutional reforms in the health care system

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2008: $5.25M; FY 2009: $6.42M

  • Promote economic diversification and private sector development
  • Improve transparency in revenue and expenditure management and increase institutional capacity in public investment planning and budget management
  • Strengthen the Central Bank by improving oversight and financial management practices leading to an inflation targeting-based monetary policy framework
  • Support Azerbaijan’s goal of WTO accession
  • Strengthen the agricultural sector and assist with infrastructure development.

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2008: $0.50M; FY 2009: $0.65M

  • Aid vulnerable populations by providing donated food, clothing and medicine
  • Provide small reconstruction project grants to institutions to repair structurally deficient facilities

Recent Successes:

  • Assisted the Azerbaijan Central Electoral Commission in providing training to promote fair election practices and producing over 1,700 Voting Day Guides in Azerbaijani and English
  • Improved 62 health facilities in target regions to meet established criteria for family planning and reproductive health. In addition, peer educators conducted nearly 4,000 health and family planning sessions reaching over 33,000 people
  • Increased agricultural sales by approximately $37M for rural client companies and created over 5000 additional person-years of direct employment
  • Supported the establishment of 101 parliamentary constituency offices throughout the country which regularly process citizen requests and engage local media.
  • Funded the clearance of 1,900 hectares of mines and unexploded ordnance, thereby allowing for construction of housing for 2,000 IDP families
  • Delivered over $12.6M in donated assistance, mainly to IDP and Institutionalized populations

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009 thirty-seven percent of U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), twenty-two percent to Peace and Security (PS), twenty-six percent to Economic Growth (EG), twelve percent to Investing in People (IIP) and three percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Azerbaijan from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 0.20 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Azerbaijan and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 1.81 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 6.50 Million dollars; Total USG: 8.47 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 15.69 Million dollars; Total USG: 34.64 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 13.40 Million dollars; Total USG: 26.21 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 11.57 Million dollars; Total USG: 29.96 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 16.02 Million dollars; Total USG: 16.79 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 35.46 Million dollars; Total USG: 41.24 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 37.68 Million dollars; Total USG: 47.26 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 31.77 Million dollars; Total USG: 37.97 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 36.35 Million dollars; Total USG: 48.26 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 44.30 Million dollars; Total USG: 68.89 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 45.93 Million dollars; Total USG: 68.64 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 38.76 Million dollars; Total USG: 79.48 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 38.22 Million dollars; Total USG: 80.12 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 33.95 Million dollars; Total USG: 88.71 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 30.37 Million dollars; Total USG: 74.86 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 18.85 Million dollars; Total USG: 78.98 Million dollars