The Human Truth Foundation

Azerbaijan (Republic of Azerbaijan)

https://www.humantruth.info/azerbaijan.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#azerbaijan #syria

Azerbaijan
Republic of Azerbaijan
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index115th best
CapitalBaku
Land Area 82 658km21
LocationAsia, Europe
Population9.9m2
Life Expectancy69.37yrs (2017)3
GNI$14 257 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesAZ, AZE, 315
Internet Domain.az6
CurrencyManat (AZN)7
Telephone+9948

1. Overview

#armenia #france #islam #russia

Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous region within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the status of the territory. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors. In January 2012, Azerbaijan assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2012-13 term.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverMarrying timeless tradition and ultra-modernity, Azerbaijan reveals a melange of cultural influences and outstanding attractions at the meeting point between Europe and Asia. Tucked beneath the Caucasus Mountains and facing the Caspian Sea, it is where Central Asia edges into Europe, with a melange of Turkic, Persian and Russian influences contributing to its fabric. ... Surrounded by semi-desert on the oil-rich Caspian Sea, the cosmopolitan capital, Baku, rings its Unesco-listed ancient core with mushrooming new skyscrapers. Yet barely three hours´ drive away are timeless rural villages, clad in lush orchards and backed by the soaring Great Caucasus mountains. The modern Azerbaijanis, well versed in Turkic legend and Persian poetry, are a passionate and overwhelmingly hospitable people.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Azerbaijan National and Social Development

#economics #human_development #wealth

UN HDI (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
Value11
1Switzerland0.962
2Norway0.961
3Iceland0.959
...
88Colombia0.752
89St Vincent & Grenadines0.751
90Maldives0.747
91=Azerbaijan0.745
91=Tonga0.745
91=Turkmenistan0.745
91=Algeria0.745
95Ecuador0.740
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.72
q=191.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2021)11
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $11
1Liechtenstein$146 830
2Singapore$90 919
3Qatar$87 134
...
81Georgia$14 664
82Colombia$14 384
83Brazil$14 370
84Azerbaijan$14 257
85Albania$14 131
86Palau$13 819
87Grenada$13 484
88Gabon$13 367
Asia Avg$22 215
World Avg$20 136
q=193.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank12
1Norway28.6
2Denmark30.0
3Sweden30.7
...
112Guatemala91.4
113Belize91.8
114Nicaragua92.3
115Azerbaijan92.7
116St Lucia92.9
117Dominica93.2
118Algeria93.7
119Egypt94.3
Asia Avg87.7
World Avg86.8
q=195.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

3. Azerbaijan's Demographics and Migration

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Azerbaijan's population is predicted to rise to 10.81 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.16. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

Population2
Pos.2018
Population2
1China1.4b
2India1.4b
3USA327.1m
...
87Portugal10.3m
88Sweden10.0m
89Jordan10.0m
90Azerbaijan9.9m
91Hungary9.7m
92UAE9.6m
93Honduras9.6m
94Belarus9.5m
World Avg39.0m
q=195.
Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
127Philippines69.3
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
19Finland1.87
20UK1.87
21New Zealand2.15
22Azerbaijan2.16
23Chile1.84
24Bangladesh2.16
25Belgium1.83
26Algeria2.17
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Old-Age Dependency Ratio
Lower is better
14
Pos.2016
Per 10014
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3=Chad04.7
...
111Turkey18.0
112Vietnam18.3
113Tunisia18.6
114Azerbaijan18.7
115Colombia18.8
116Antigua & Barbuda19.0
117St Vincent & Grenadines19.7
118Seychelles19.8
World Avg18.3
q=185.

Migration:

Immigrants15
Pos.2017
%15
1UAE88.4%
2Kuwait75.5%
3Qatar65.2%
...
109Burundi2.8%
110Chile2.7%
111Micronesia2.6%
112Azerbaijan2.6%
113Kiribati2.6%
114Samoa2.5%
115Zimbabwe2.4%
116Swaziland2.4%
World Avg9.4%
q=195.
Emigrants16
Pos.2010
%16
1Dominica104.8%
2Palestine68.4%
3Samoa67.3%
...
37Marshall Islands16.6%
38Ireland16.1%
39Belize16.1%
40Azerbaijan16.0%
41Bulgaria16.0%
42Lebanon15.6%
43Equatorial Guinea14.9%
44Seychelles14.6%
World Avg11.5%
q=192.

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#Azerbaijan #equality #gender_equality #human_rights #morals #politics #prejudice #tolerance

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)17
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank17
1Sweden9.0
2Norway14.5
3Denmark14.5
...
87Barbados85.0
88Haiti86.4
89Suriname86.7
90Azerbaijan86.9
91Singapore87.4
92Tajikistan87.8
Asia Avg99.9
World Avg87.9
q=199.
Azerbaijan is very poor at ensuring human rights and freedom compared to the rest of the world, and it has cultural issues when it comes to tolerance and equality. Azerbaijan comes in the best 20 in terms of its nominal commitment to Human Rights18 (amongst the best in Asia). It does better than average for opposing gender inequality19, LGBT equality20 and in speed of uptake of HR treaties21. Azerbaijan still has work to do. Azerbaijan does worse than average in its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice22, commentary in Human Rights Watch reports23, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms24, supporting press freedom25 and in freethought26. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in the rate of gender bias (from 7 indicators)27. In 2017 police harassment of LGBT folk picked up, with fines and invasions of personal space by the police28. The courts also conducted many unfair trials and the government executed worrying crackdowns on political critics and journalists in 201728.

For tables, charts and commentary, see:

5. Azerbaijan's Health

#alcohol #birth_control #demographics #health #life_expectancy #longevity #mental_health #obesity #overpopulation #parenting #population #smoking #suicide #vaccines

Compared to Asia (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Hong Kong18.3
2Maldives41.0
3Singapore42.6
...
39Georgia95.6
40Indonesia95.8
41=Kazakhstan98.1
42Azerbaijan100.0
43Syria101.3
44=Afghanistan103.8
45Timor-Leste (E. Timor)105.6
46Yemen112.0
47Philippines112.9
Asia Avg80.1
q=50.
Health (2020)29
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank29
1Monaco13.0
2Hong Kong18.3
3Maldives41.0
...
118Serbia98.9
119Chile99.1
120=Suriname100.0
120=Azerbaijan100.0
122Colombia100.3
123Syria101.3
124Gambia101.3
125Honduras101.4
World Avg93.5
q=196.

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Monaco, Hong Kong and The Maldives30. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are The Marshall Islands, S. Sudan and Palau30.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and The Mediterranean30, whereas the worst are Micronesia, Australasia and Africa30.

For more, see:

Health:

Azerbaijan does relatively well in encouraging good health, compared to many other countries. Azerbaijan comes in the best 20 when it comes to its suicide rate31 (amongst the lowest in Asia). It does better than average for its fertility rate13 and in its alcohol consumption rate32. But, there's bad news too. Azerbaijan does worse than average in terms of its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance33, its immunizations take-up34, its adolescent birth rate19 and in its average life expectancy11. And finally, it falls into the worst 20 in terms of its smoking rate35. The prevalence of overweight adults has increased by 14% during the past 40 years. Life expectancy in Azerbaijan improved by +10.8yrs in the 30 years from 1990, better than the global average of +7.9yrs.

Life Expectancy
Higher is better
11
Pos.2021
Years11
1Monaco85.9
2Hong Kong85.5
3Japan84.8
...
122St Vincent & Grenadines69.6
123Cambodia69.6
124Russia69.4
125Azerbaijan69.4
126Kazakhstan69.4
127Philippines69.3
128Turkmenistan69.3
129Guatemala69.2
Asia Avg73.48
World Avg71.28
q=195.
Alcohol Consumption
Lower is better
32
Pos.2016
Per Capita32
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
21=Senegal0.7
22Oman0.8
23=Indonesia0.8
23=Azerbaijan0.8
25Algeria0.9
26=Malaysia0.9
26=Comoros0.9
28Iran1.0
Asia Avg3.9
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Fertility Rate
2.0 is best
13
Pos.201313
1N. Korea2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
19Finland1.87
20UK1.87
21New Zealand2.15
22Azerbaijan2.16
23Chile1.84
24Bangladesh2.16
25Belgium1.83
26Algeria2.17
Asia Avg2.46
World Avg2.81
q=180.
Smoking Rates
Lower is better
35
Pos.201435
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
167Austria1 988
168S. Korea2 073
169Greece2 086
170Azerbaijan2 114
171Kazakhstan2 157
172Czechia2 194
173Bosnia & Herzegovina2 233
174China2 250
Asia Avg1 035
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate31
Pos.2013
Per 100k31
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
4Jordan0.2
5Maldives0.7
6Azerbaijan1.3
7S. Africa1.8
8Bahamas2.5
9Peru2.9
10Kuwait3.6
11Armenia3.9
12Dominican Rep.4.6
Asia Avg19.50
World Avg20.93
q=91.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
86Kyrgyzstan86
87Moldova87
88Syria88
89Azerbaijan89
90Uganda90
91Chile91
92Tunisia92
93Bahrain93
Asia Avg64.4
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Overweight Adults
Lower is better36
Pos.2016
%36
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
85Bosnia & Herzegovina53.3
86Paraguay53.5
87=Kazakhstan53.6
87=Azerbaijan53.6
89S. Africa53.8
90Georgia54.2
91=Switzerland54.3
91=Austria54.3
Asia Avg44.3
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Adolescent Birth Rate
Lower is better
19
Pos.2015
Per 100019
1N. Korea0.5
2S. Korea1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
121Ethiopia58.4
122Palestine58.6
123Jamaica59.7
124Azerbaijan59.8
125Yemen61.5
126Philippines61.7
127Mexico62.8
128Argentina63.8
Asia Avg29.9
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015
Higher is better
34
Pos.2015
Avg %34
1=Hungary99.0
1=China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
104Palau92.4
105Vietnam92.3
106Denmark92.3
107Azerbaijan92.2
108=Australia92.1
108=Barbados92.1
110Ghana91.7
111=Lesotho91.7
Asia Avg90.5
World Avg88.3
q=194.

6. Azerbaijan's Responsibility Towards The Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #food #meat #over-exploitation #the_environment #veganism #vegetarianism

Compared to Asia (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Sri Lanka49.0
...
31Bhutan92.7
32Myanmar (Burma)93.3
33Kazakhstan95.4
34Azerbaijan99.3
35Russia99.4
36Kyrgyzstan103.8
37Qatar104.0
38Saudi Arabia104.4
39Laos104.5
Asia Avg88.8
q=51.
Responsibility Towards The Environment (2023)37
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank37
1Japan33.2
2Philippines45.0
3Uruguay48.0
...
130Barbados97.0
131Poland98.0
132Namibia99.0
133Azerbaijan99.3
134Guinea-Bissau99.3
135Russia99.4
136Comoros99.5
137Jamaica99.7
World Avg85.7
q=188.
Azerbaijan ranks 133rd in the world when it comes to its responsibility towards the environment. This rank is calculated from 6 data sets. Azerbaijan comes in the best 20 in its forested percent change 1990-201538. It does better than average for energy to GDP efficiency39, its environmental performance40 and in annual meat consumption per person41. Azerbaijan doesn't do so well in other areas. Azerbaijan does worse than average for the rate of rational beliefs on the environment in the population42 and in how quickly it ratified the 1993 Convention on Biological Diversity.

Forest Area Change 1990-2015
Higher is better
38
Pos.2015
%38
1Iceland+205.6
2Bahrain+144.4
3Uruguay+131.3
...
11Cape Verde+55.7
12Rwanda+50.9
13Bhutan+34.7
14Azerbaijan+34.6
15Spain+33.2
16China+32.6
17Montenegro+32.1
18Syria+32.1
Asia Avg+07.0
World Avg+02.8
q=184.
Environmental Performance
Higher is better
40
Pos.201840
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
56Panama62.7
57Tonga62.5
58Tunisia62.4
59Azerbaijan62.3
60S. Korea62.3
61Kuwait62.3
62Jordan62.2
63Armenia62.1
Asia Avg54.5
World Avg56.4
q=180.
Energy to GDP Efficiency
Higher is better39
Pos.201439
1Hong Kong26.32
2Sri Lanka20.00
3Panama17.86
...
36=Indonesia11.11
36=Israel11.11
36=Turkey11.11
39Azerbaijan10.87
40Netherlands10.75
41Mexico10.64
42Paraguay10.53
43=Chile10.42
Asia Avg09.14
World Avg09.29
q=119.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Earlier is better
Pos.0
Signed
1=China1993 Dec 29
1=Guinea1993 Dec 29
1=Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
175Palau1999 Apr 06
176Sao Tome & Principe1999 Dec 28
177UAE2000 May 10
178Azerbaijan2000 Nov 01
179Liberia2001 Feb 06
180Malta2001 Mar 29
181Libya2001 Oct 10
182Saudi Arabia2002 Jan 01
Asia Avg1899 Dec 30
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.
Rational Beliefs on the Environment
Higher is better42
Pos.2011
%42
1Argentina78.3%
2Greece77.6%
3Brazil77.1%
...
88Georgia31.9%
89Australia31.8%
90Austria31.8%
91Azerbaijan31.7%
92Guinea31.2%
93Slovakia31.1%
94Guyana30.1%
95Egypt30.1%
Asia Avg37.9%
World Avg39.9%
q=145.
Meat Consumption
Lower is better
41
Pos.2021
kg41
1Congo, DR03.0
2Burundi03.5
3Bangladesh04.3
...
67Jordan36.0
68Lebanon36.3
69Paraguay36.4
70Azerbaijan37.1
71Namibia37.2
72Georgia37.8
73Cape Verde38.4
74Honduras38.8
Asia Avg46.7
World Avg52.5
q=185.

7. Azerbaijan's Modernity and Learning

#education #intelligence #it_security #modernity #politics #religion #religiosity #research #science #secularisation #technology #the_internet

Compared to Asia (2020)43
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank43
1Taiwan10.0
2Japan21.9
3=S. Korea24.0
...
17Georgia65.1
18Vietnam67.1
19Armenia70.0
20=Azerbaijan70.1
21Iran71.7
22Kyrgyzstan71.8
23Thailand72.9
24India73.8
25=Qatar75.5
Asia Avg79.0
q=51.
Modernity & Learning (2020)43
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank43
1Finland8.4
2Taiwan10.0
3Switzerland15.1
...
76Uruguay69.4
77Armenia70.0
78=Peru70.1
78=Azerbaijan70.1
80Egypt70.4
81Macedonia71.0
82Aruba71.5
83Iran71.7
World Avg83.2
q=205.

Modernity and Education:

In the 1990s, the expected duration of education in Azerbaijan fell by almost a year, whereas most of the rest of the world's increased. 44

Research & Development
Higher is better
Pos.2016
% RDP PPP
1S. Korea4.2945
2Israel4.1145
3Japan3.5845
...
88=Bermuda0.2346
89Togo0.2247
90=Nigeria0.2248
91Azerbaijan0.2146
92Burkina Faso0.2049
93Vietnam0.1950
94=Panama0.1850
94=Mauritius0.1847
Asia Avg0.75
World Avg0.84
q=126.
Secondary Education
Higher is better
51
Pos.201851
1=Luxembourg100.0%
1=Estonia100.0%
1=Austria100.0%
...
21Germany96.3%
22Russia95.9%
23Croatia95.7%
24Azerbaijan95.6%
25USA95.6%
26Norway95.4%
27S. Korea95.2%
28Bulgaria95.1%
Asia Avg66.0%
World Avg63.0%
q=169.
Length of Schooling
Higher is better
52
Pos.2021
Years52
1Australia21.1
2New Zealand20.3
3Greece20.0
...
92Swaziland13.7
93S. Africa13.6
94Macedonia13.6
95Azerbaijan13.5
96Jamaica13.4
97Sao Tome & Principe13.4
98Palestine13.4
99Malaysia13.3
Asia Avg13.5
World Avg13.5
q=193.
Intellectual Endeavours
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
126Ivory Coast126
127Kuwait127
128Vietnam128
129Azerbaijan129
130Bangladesh130
131Mongolia131
132Haiti132
133Botswana133
Asia Avg97.1
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Religiosity
Lower is better
53
Pos.2018
%53
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
36Serbia34
37=Israel36
37=Portugal36
39Azerbaijan38
40Chile41
41=Croatia42
41=Moldova42
43Argentina43
Asia Avg55.8
World Avg54.3
q=106.
IQ
Higher is better54
Pos.200654
1=Hong Kong108
1=Singapore108
3S. Korea106
...
63=Brazil87
63=Bolivia87
63=Iraq87
63=Azerbaijan87
63=Indonesia87
63=Turkmenistan87
63=Uzbekistan87
70Kuwait86
Asia Avg90.4
World Avg85.6
q=138.

Technology and Information:

Internet Users
Higher is better
55
Pos.201655
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
74Palestine63%
75Montenegro62%
76Bosnia & Herzegovina62%
77Azerbaijan61%
78Belarus61%
79St Vincent & Grenadines60%
80St Lucia59%
81Bulgaria59%
Asia Avg48.7%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
Freedom On The Internet
Lower is better
56
Pos.201256
1Estonia10
2USA12
3Germany15
...
25=Turkey46
25=Tunisia46
27Venezuela48
28Azerbaijan50
29Rwanda51
30Russia52
31Zimbabwe54
32Sri Lanka55
Asia Avg56.6
World Avg46.7
q=47.
IT Security
Lower is better
57
Pos.201357
1=Ireland0.11
1=Luxembourg0.11
1=Belize0.11
...
51Vietnam1.15
52Nigeria1.18
53Mauritania1.19
54Azerbaijan1.21
55Belarus1.22
56Armenia1.22
57Malawi1.23
58Turkmenistan1.23
Asia Avg1.08
World Avg0.98
IPv6 Uptake
Higher is better
58
Pos.2017
Ratio58
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
93=Kyrgyzstan0.0
94Cambodia0.0
95=Belarus0.0
95=Azerbaijan0.0
95=Angola0.0
95=Armenia0.0
95=Cape Verde0.0
95=Nigeria0.0
Asia Avg2.11
World Avg3.82
q=176.

8. National Culture

#corruption #happiness #politics

Corruption
Higher is better
59
Pos.2022
Points59
1Denmark90.0
2=Finland87.0
2=New Zealand87.0
...
156Tajikistan24.0
157Zimbabwe23.0
158=Myanmar (Burma)23.0
158=Azerbaijan23.0
158=Honduras23.0
158=Iraq23.0
162Sudan22.0
163=Eritrea22.0
Asia Avg39.98
World Avg42.98
q=180.

In 1999, Azerbaijan began to be included in the Corruption Perception Index data, and entered at 4th-worst spot. By 2000 it fell to 2nd-most-corrupt, even as the Corruption Perception Index began to include many more countries.

Happiness
Higher is better
60
Pos.2018
Score60
1Finland7.6
2Norway7.6
3Denmark7.6
...
84Algeria5.3
85Morocco5.3
86China5.2
87Azerbaijan5.2
88Lebanon5.2
89Macedonia5.2
90Jordan5.2
91Nigeria5.2
Asia Avg5.29
World Avg5.38
q=156.
Creativity & Culture
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
136Saudi Arabia136
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
138Algeria138
139Azerbaijan139
140Paraguay140
141Sri Lanka141
142Malawi142
143Benin143
Asia Avg99.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid & Development
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
83Kuwait83
84Belarus84
85Saudi Arabia85
86Azerbaijan86
87Uganda87
88Vietnam88
89Central African Rep.89
90Botswana90
Asia Avg86.3
World Avg82.0
q=163.

9. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Global Peace Index
Lower is better
61
Pos.2023
Score61
1Iceland1.12
2Denmark1.31
3Ireland1.31
...
94Georgia2.07
95Algeria2.09
96=Papua New Guinea2.10
96=Azerbaijan2.10
98Ecuador2.10
99Cuba2.10
100Turkmenistan2.11
101Tajikistan2.11
Asia Avg2.17
World Avg2.07
q=163.
Peacekeeping & Security
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
39Argentina39
40China40
41Canada41
42Azerbaijan42
43Senegal43
44Switzerland44
45Bolivia45
46Burkina Faso46
Asia Avg76.0
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Refugees & UN Treaties
Lower is better
33
Pos.2017
Rank33
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
129Pakistan129
130Samoa130
131Antigua & Barbuda131
132Azerbaijan132
133Togo133
134St Vincent & Grenadines134
135Afghanistan135
136Trinidad & Tobago136
Asia Avg92.2
World Avg82.0
q=163.
Impact of Terrorism
Lower is better
62
Pos.2019
Score62
1Togo0.00
2Mongolia0.00
3Swaziland0.00
...
45Poland0.48
46Gabon0.55
47Malawi0.66
48Azerbaijan0.70
49Czechia0.87
50Denmark0.96
51Guinea0.97
52Honduras0.99
Asia Avg3.60
World Avg2.78
q=150.

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan spilled over into conflict in 2020, centred on the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. This region is part of Azerbaijan, but home to a large Armenian population. Fighting began in late September 2020. The number of people killed in the conflict is disputed, but most estimates suggest that at least 4,000 Armenian troops were killed, with almost 3,000 Azerbaijani casualties, including over 500 Syrians fighting on the Azerbaijani side. A ceasefire agreement was reached in November 2020, and Russian peacekeepers are now operating in some parts of the region.

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It is a very worrying sign for Azerbaijan that it's position means the horrendously careless troops of Syria are the only forces it can draw upon for support; this choice of ally is an indicator that Azerbaijan is up to no good.

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#health #inequality #life_expectancy

Inequality in Life Expectancy
Lower is better64
Pos.201964
1Iceland2.40
2=Singapore2.50
2=Hong Kong2.50
...
107Paraguay13.80
108=Uzbekistan13.90
108=Indonesia13.90
108=Azerbaijan13.90
111Algeria14.10
112Vanuatu14.40
113Guatemala14.60
114=Fiji14.90
Asia Avg11.80
World Avg14.59
q=184.

11. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #god #hinduism #islam #judaism #religion #religiosity #secularisation

Religiosity (2018)53
Pos.Lower is better
%53
1China3
2Estonia6
3Czechia7
...
36Serbia34
37=Israel36
37=Portugal36
39Azerbaijan38
40Chile41
41=Croatia42
41=Moldova42
43Argentina43
44Mexico45
45Kyrgyzstan47
46Kosovo48
47=Tajikistan50
47=Romania50
49Georgia51
50=Armenia53
50=USA53
World Avg54.3
q=106.
Disbelief In God (2007)65
Pos.Higher is better
%65
1Vietnam81
2Japan65
3Sweden64
...
99=Uganda0
99=Bangladesh0
99=UAE0
99=Azerbaijan0
99=Algeria0
99=Yemen0
99=Zambia0
99=Tanzania0
99=Malaysia0
99=Haiti0
99=Iraq0
99=Guinea0
99=Ghana0
99=Jordan0
99=Gambia0
99=Kenya0
World Avg9.9
q=137.

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below66:

Christian3%
Muslim96.9%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jewish0.1%
Unaffiliated0.1%

It appears that when asked "What religion are you" many give pollsters the 'correct' answer despite how they actually feel, and despite what they actually believe. Although 100% of the populace say they belong to a religion, only 38% say that they are religious when the question is phrased as "Is religion an important part of your daily life?".

For more on this phenomenon, see:

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim 93.4%, Russian Orthodox 2.5%, Armenian Orthodox 2.3%, other 1.8% (1995 est.). note: religious affiliation is still nominal in Azerbaijan; percentages for actual practicing adherents are much lower67.

When it comes to religious freedom and persecution, sociologists Grim & Finke place Azerbaijan into the worst category, along with just 13 other countries. In this category, severe restrictions on religious freedom and freedom of belief stem simultaneously from top-down pressure from government and institutionalized religion, and from bottom-up grassroots movements that often go even further than the government in harrassing those who do not believe the right things (2011)68.

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