Azerbaijan's national development strategy aims to reduce the country’s dependence on oil and gas revenues, and strengthen its resilience to external shocks through investments in diversified human capital, physical infrastructure and stronger institutions. Enhanced investment in people is crucial for Azerbaijan to ensure economic growth and competitiveness, achieve sustainable poverty reduction, and improve all of its citizen's lives.
The confluence of rapid technical change and globalization mean that Azerbaijan must prioritize human capital as a key strategy for economic competitiveness and growth. As the need to engage in the global knowledge economy becomes increasingly vital to Azerbaijan, its investments in human capital will foster the ability to collaborate and compete with other nations within the region, and around the world.
This three-day Human Capital Forum brings together a wide range of high-level policy makers and experts to discuss how best to support the Government of Azerbaijan in accelerating investments in its people.