Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
ABAD - Easy Support to Family Business is a public legal entity established in 2016 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev within the State Agency for Citizen Services and Social Innovations (ASAN service) under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. ABAD aims at supporting the active participation of citizens in the socio-economic development of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the development of small and medium enterprises, increasing employment and the formation of competitive households. Since 2018, ABAD has opened six regional centres all over the country that implement projects to support family businesses operating in the field of decorative and applied arts. ABAD centers provide businesses with business planning, marketing, training, branding and design, financial and accounting, legal assistance and, most importantly, sales organization and equipment. The goods produced by artists are certified by ABAD through the principle of "one stop shop". ABAD also supports with the organization of logistics and sales.
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?:
So far, ABAD has supported 482 families to set up small businesses, whose products have been put up for sale, including on the website of ABAD. People benefitting from ABAD service include artists, designers and craftspeople, of which 54 percent are women. Despite the fact that it is a year of pandemics, in 2021, the products produced by ABAD members were sold for the total amount of 1.6 million AZN (941,000 USD), while sales in 2020 had represented 1.2 million AZN (706,000 USD). In general, since its inception, ABAD members, including artists have sold products worth 5.8 million AZN (3,4 mln USD).
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Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: