The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the effectiveness, progress, impact and sustainability of TIRSP. The program was designed to provide technical assistance and training to support the Government of Azerbaijan in accelerating its accession to the WTO, improving its business climate, priming the country’s economy to reap the full benefits of accession, and more broadly benefit from integration into the global economy.
It was structured around 3 components:
- WTO Accession related legislation, reforms and negotiation process
- Trade and Investment Enabling Environment
- Public Expenditures Reform
The evaluation included desktop document review and a field visit to Azerbaijan with interviews of key stakeholders. The team prepared an evaluation report and presented its finding to USAID/Caucasus.