The implementation of the Twinning project “Support to the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan in building capacity for a sustainable development of its Human Resources” was successfully completed on 2 December 2016.
The project was realised by the Ministry of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan (MoT), in cooperation with Institute for Fiscal Studies of Spain, as a leading partner, Public Finances General Directorate of France, as a junior partner, and Spanish management Unit for Twinning Programme (FIIAPP), as a junior partner, within 27 month, with the budget of € 1,000,000.
This project supported the MoT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Azerbaijani tax administration. On top of that, several workshops, trainings and study visits were organized to support the Ministry of Taxes in improving tax administration in line with modern EU principles through the use of better motivated, prepared and trained professional staff.
Within the framework of the project: (1) A Human Resources Development Strategy and an Action Plan for the Ministry of Taxes have been developed; (2) Human Resources Development Regulations and guidelines for the MoT have been established in order to support the new strategy; (3) A sustainable Education and Training system for MoT HR development is established and functioning, in accordance with the developed strategy and procedures.
The closing ceremony of the project took place at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku, on 30th November 2016, with the participation of the corresponding departments of the MoT, of other related bodies and of the Twinning partners.
Mr Sahib Alakbarov, the Deputy Minister of the MoT, Ms Malena Mard, Ambassador of the European Union to Azerbaijan, Mr Jose Luis Díez, Charge d’Affaires of Spain to Azerbaijan, Ms Aurélia Bouchez, Ambassador of France to Azerbaijan were among the participants.