“Uluchay” Social-Economic Innovation Center is a non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Sheki, Azerbaijan founded in 1995.

Uluchay strives to create favorable socio-economic conditions for people living in the regions of Azerbaijan through program implementation and policy research.

The mission of organization is to support socio-economic development of Azerbaijani regions.

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Development of Vocational Education in Azerbaijan: Analysis and Recommendations
Development of Vocational Education in Azerbaijan: Analysis and Recommendations

The main purpose of the document prepared by "Uluchay" Social-Economic Innovation Center is to analyze recent reforms in the area of vocational education and training in Azerbaijan, as well as identify problems and perspectives for comprehensive development of Vocational Education Schools and Centers in North-Western region of the country and promore best practices available...

Agrotourism – challanges and development perspectives
Agrotourism – challanges and development perspectives

“Uluçay” Sosial-İqtisadi İnnovasiya Mərkəzi tərəfindən təqdim edilən analitik sənədin məqsədi, regionda aqroturizmin inkişafı ilə bağlı problemləri, strateji məqsəd və hədəfləri təhlil etməklə, bu sahəyə cavabdeh olan qurumlar üçün tövsiyyə xarakterli məlumatların verilməsidir.

Divorce – struggles, challenges and social stigma women face
Divorce – struggles, challenges and social stigma women face

Divorce in Azerbaijan is still considered very controversial and not approved by many members of the society, especially older traditionally thinking generations and people living in rural areas. The article touches a gender sensitive topic of the position of divorced women in the society.

Program Development

Uluchay is working with the support of local and international donors and supporting socio-economic development of Azerbaijani regions through the covering wider range of regional issues and target groups, including youth, women, and farmers, small and medium enterprises, IDPs and refugees.

Policy Research

As a policy research center, Uluchay’s work is unique in that we introduce new approaches for social change, including the awareness of economic, social and cultural rights. We work with grass roots constituencies to help bridge the connection between policy research, activist networks and social movements.

Our Work

Recent success

478 cases of legal aid, 443 cases of psychological aid, 180 prisoners involved to business trainings, 160 prisoners involved to vocational education, 8 prisoners received start-up support to their business ideas, capacity and knowledge of prison staff, CSOs and authorities increased on prisoners rehabilitation and reintegration.

The “Provision of legal aid, rehabilitation and reintegration support to prisoners in Azerbaijan” project supported by European Union and UNDP.

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