Welcome to CLED


Center for Local Economic Development (CLED) is a non-commercial and non-political organization established in February, 2003 and passed the state registration in March 2005. CLED is eager to achieve maintaining and strengthening active civil society control over socioeconomic processes and developing effective civil initiatives related to maintaining sustainable development in the country.


The goal of CLED team is to create a nationally and regionally recognized “think-tank” in the field socioeconomic policy analysis. Thus CLED has taken up a very fundamental and crucial mission.


CLED expresses its mission with the motto “To achieve equal development opportunities everywhere for everybody”, accepts that the biggest value of Azerbaijan is its human resources and therefore, assumes that the main condition for ensuring sustainable development of the country is to create everywhere equal opportunities for human development.


CLED has 7 permanent staff members responsible for daily coordination of consulting and research activities and over 10 permanent and 20 freelance international and local experts specialized in different sectors and providing high-quality consulting and research services for different institutions (public/international/ private/non-government organizations).


We are proud to render high quality scientific research and other services listed below:

   – Consulting and Research

   – MIS Establishment

   – Monitoring and Evaluation

   – Feasibility Study

   – SWOT and PEST Analysis

   – Training Programs

   – Events and Study Tours



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Our Advantages

Some Facts in Numbers

Our distinctive feature is timely, high quality works to the best satisfaction of clients made by professional consultants/experts with rich experience in different fields.

35 +

Implemented Projects

30 +

Local & International Experts

15 +

Years of Experience

Our Team


Executive Director

Head of Public and International Relations Department

Head of Research and consulting department