Torino Process 2016-17: Azerbaijan - Executive Summary

Publication date: 2017

The current report discusses progress made in vocational education and training (VET) development since the preceding round of the Torino Process (2014). It provides a concise, documented analysis of VET policies, reforms, challenges, opportunities and good practices in the period from 2014 to 2016. The report answers questions asked within the context of the five sections in the 2016–17 Analytical Framework. The first section (A) provides an overview of the VET system and its socioeconomic context. It describes social, political and economic developments in the country, as well as the legislative framework that determines VET progress. Section B analyses progress in addressing economic and labour market demand and looks at VET graduates’ access to employment. Section C discusses developments in addressing demographic, social and inclusion demand, provides information on learners’ access to the formal VET system and on causes of exclusion of vulnerable groups from training and access to the labour market. Section D covers the internal efficiency of the VET system. It describes the teaching and learning environment for students and teachers, including work-based learning. It also addresses the availability and adequacy of quality assurance arrangements at both central and local level. Section E assesses the effectiveness of governance arrangements, the degree of involvement of non-state actors and VET financing mechanisms.

Theme of the document

EconomyEducation and TrainingYouth


EU agencies
Type of Document
Country report
Number of pages