1. Youth support program.
According to the "Supporting the youth" program, it is planned to select 2500 young people, provide them with computer, professional and business training, and allocate funds for the purchase of the equipment they have indicated in their business plans.
2. Program of income generating activities.
According to the "Profit-generating activities" program, it is planned to select 400 internally displaced communities, provide them with training on community mobilization and entrepreneurship, create Limited Liability Companies (LLC) based on these communities, and allocate funds for starting small business activities.
3. General economic support program.
It is planned to mobilize 72 communities from 36 settlements built for IDPs and select 250 young IDPs within the framework of the "General Economic Support" program. Out of them, 36 communities and 125 young people will be involved in the first stage, and another 36 communities and 125 young people will be involved in the second stage.
In general, as a result of the projects implemented by MKSIF, 30,973 people (including 28,543 internally displaced persons) were provided with job opportunities and support was provided to start entrepreneurship.
Results of the "Supporting income opportunities" component implemented within the framework of the previous project
1. Under the program "Supporting forcibly displaced youth":
In 2013, in accordance with the procurement rules of the World Bank and the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the selection process of the organization that will provide consulting services within the program was carried out. As a result, "Ganja Regional Economic Advisory Center" Public Union was declared the winner. On January 14, 2013, an agreement was signed between "Ganja Regional Economic Advisory Center" Public Union and MKSIF.
Under the program, 1,650 young people (15-24 years old) benefited from activities such as imparting knowledge on increasing entrepreneurial skills to IDPs, holding community mobilization events, organizing professional trainings, and providing technical and financial support for entrepreneurial activities at the initial stage.
During the period, 1,624 out of 1,650 internally displaced young people were selected and approved for participation in the program, vocational training was organized for them, and computer courses were organized in parallel with vocational training.
"Azerbaijan: Forcedly Displaced Youth Support Project" implemented by MKSIF during 2008-2012 at the expense of the grant funds of the Japan Social Development Fund allocated by the World Bank, "The project that best takes into account the state policy context and implementation challenges" in the competition held by the World Bank was awarded the prize "Knowledge platform for workplaces" in the category. In this regard, on May 20, 2013, the employee of MKSIF on "supporting youth" and "income generating activities" programs participated in the award ceremony held at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, USA.
2. Under the "Supporting productive activities" program:
During 2013, in accordance with the procurement rules of the World Bank and the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the selection process of the organization that will provide consulting services within the program was carried out. As a result, "Azerbaijan Community Development Research, Training and Resource Center" was declared the winner. On January 15, 2013, an agreement was signed between Azerbaijan Community Development Research, Training and Resource Center and MKSIF.
According to the program, 262 more vulnerable, poor and isolated IDP communities were identified among IDP communities settled in the territory of the country and appropriate measures were taken to support their income-generating activities.
Data collection, filling out of questionnaires and improvement of the selection procedures for the communities initially selected for participation in the program were carried out in line with the progress of the work.
The list of 262 IDP communities was approved in accordance with the Operational Guidelines of MKSIF from the list submitted by the decisions of the Selection Commission meeting. During the second half of 2013, training courses on the basics of entrepreneurship were organized for those communities. Those communities prepared business plans according to the type of activity they chose after the training. Business plans prepared by IDP communities selected to participate in the program were approved by the Selection Commission. Based on the displaced communities, Limited Liability Companies were established and entrepreneurial activities were started.
During 2013, the employees of MKSIF working on the mentioned programs, in order to maintain inter-organizational relations and coordinate similar projects, as well as to increase the efficiency of the programs implemented by MKSIF and to get to know the problems of internally displaced communities and young people closely, attended the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees They were involved in the trainings organized by the Office of the Commissioner (UNHCR) on the topic of "Community Mobilization and Participatory Evaluation" within the framework of the "Supporting Income Opportunities of IDPs" program, and together with representatives of UNHCR and other governmental and non-governmental organizations Absheron, Sheki, Gabala participated as trainers in the meetings held with internally displaced communities in their districts and Baku city and in the trainings organized for the communities.
On October 11, 2013, a one-day seminar on "Profit-generating activities" was organized in Ganja with the participation of foreign consultant Mr. Peter Reed, MKSIF, TIT, local non-governmental organizations, IDP communities and Credit Unions. The objectives of the seminar were to create a connection between business development specialists for each program within the framework of the "Support of Income Opportunities" component of the Project implemented by MKSIF, to involve the beneficiaries within the framework of other programs, to exchange experience, to discuss various areas of activity and their profitability in the selection of training courses and types of entrepreneurship. . As a result of the seminar, a plan for the implementation of a number of measures was adopted in order to increase the efficiency of the programs.