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NDI

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Azerbaijan

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NDI opened an office in Baku in 1995 and has sought to share ideas with Azerbaijani partners on ways that citizens can influence decisions that affect their lives. Past and current NDI programs have focused on strengthening civil society, increasing women’s and youth participation, helping political parties develop, and safeguarding elections.

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Civil Society Strengthening

NDI’s civil society program focuses on increasing citizen participation in the political process and strengthening the capacity of Azerbaijan’s domestic nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). NDI helps civic groups identify and address community needs.

Women and Youth Participation

NDI aims to enhance the leadership skills of women and youth from political parties, government institutions and civil society organizations throughout Azerbaijan. The program aims to make the political process more inclusive and representative of youth and women.

Political Party Development

NDI has collaborated with Azerbaijan's major political parties to share international experiences on developing more democratic organizational structures within their parties, creating better-defined party messages, and improving internal party communication and regional branch development.

Civic/Election Organizing

Since 2001, NDI has partnered with the Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS), a nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization promoting meaningful elections and the development of democratic institutions. EMDS has observed 11 elections and has trained more than 9,000 observers.

Funding

NDI programs in Azerbaijan have been funded by the National Endowment for Democracy, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

Contact Information

For more information about these programs, use our contact form or contact:

Washington, D.C.
Laura Jewett, Regional Director

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01/01/2014 Civic Updates
Civic Update
National Democratic Institute
10/10/2013 Azerbaijan: Preliminary Statement on the Findings of Election Monitoring
Preliminary statement
Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS)
12/01/2008 NDI Reports: A Review of the Activities of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs
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National Democratic Institute
02/01/2006 Azerbaijan Parliamentary Election, November 6, 2005 Briefing Paper on Findings
Statement
Election Monitoring Center
12/08/2005 Preliminary Conclusions on the Election Day Monitoring of Third Elections to the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan held on November 6, 2005
Statement
Election Monitoring Center
12/01/2005 NDI 2005 Annual Report
Report
National Democratic Institute
07/14/2005 NDI Press Conference Remarks on Azerbaijan's November 2005 Parliamentary Elections
Speech
Madeleine K. Albright
10/17/2003 Statement Of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on Azerbaijan
Statement
National Democratic Institute
09/15/2003 Azerbaijan Presidential Elections 2003 Election Watch Report
Newsletter
National Democratic Institute
05/28/2003 Statement of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI): Proposed Unified Election Code (UEC)
Report
National Democratic Institute
05/07/2003 Statement of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI): Election Observation by Domestic Groups
Report
National Democratic Institute
06/20/2002 Proposal for Azerbaijan Election Law Reform
Report
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11/07/2000 Statement of the National Democratic Institute International Observer Delegation to Azerbaijan's November 5, 2000 Parliamentary
Statement
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08/10/2000 Statement of the National Democratic Institute International Pre-Election Delegation to Azerbaijan, Baku
Statement
National Democratic Institute
07/28/2000 Improving The Framework for Azerbaijan
Report
National Democratic Institute
10/13/1998 NDI Statement on the October 11, 1998 Azerbaijan Presidential Elections
Statement
National Democratic Institute
09/11/1998 Summary Statement of the NDI Pre-Election Delegation to Azerbaijan's October 11, 1998 Presidential Election
Statement
National Democratic Institute
09/11/1998 Statement of the National Democratic Institute Pre-Election Delegation to Azerbaijan's 1998 Presidential Election
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National Democratic Institute
06/19/1998 Azerbaijani Presidential Election Law Commentary, June 19, 1998
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National Democratic Institute
03/31/1997 World Practice: A Publication of the NDI
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National Democratic Institute