In 2007, Eurasia Foundation set up Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) as an independent organization with offices in each of the South Caucasus countries as part of its strategy to establish partner foundations throughout the region. In Azerbaijan, EPF engages citizens through programs that concentrate on improving the transparency of municipalities, supporting independent media reporting, and increasing the civic engagement of youth.

EF’s current programs in Azerbaijan include:

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) are a network of resource, research and training centers in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. CRRC seeks to strengthen social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. A partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, EF, EPF, and local universities, CRRC increases the accessibility of high-quality research resources and strengthens the capacity of and the collaboration between social science researchers and policy practitioners.

  • The Caucasus Barometer is CRRC’s flagship household survey. As the largest coordinated annual data collection effort in the South Caucasus, the survey examines household composition and social and political attitudes in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
  • CRRC has received more than 100,000 views of its 20 instructional videos on YouTube, which cover topics like sampling, questionnaire development, elementary statistical analysis using SPSS and report writing.
  • CRRC survey data is frequently cited in international, regional and national academic papers, blogs, and reports. In 2011, the Government of Azerbaijan used data from the Caucasus Barometer as the official metric of internet usage in Azerbaijan.

For information on EPF’s current programs, visit their website at Eurasia Partnership Foundation.