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Social Work in Azerbaijan: Achievements and Challenges of the Profession

The social work profession re-emerged in Azerbaijan after the fall of the Soviet Union, but its achievements and challenges remain largely unfamiliar outside of the country. This article reports results from a qualitative study on the profession in the South Caucasus nation of over 10 million. Analyses of data from in-depth interviews and focus groups suggest that the profession has grown rapidly and has achieved institutional acceptance since its re-emergence after the fall of the Soviet Union but that several challenges persist. The author concludes with a series of recommendations for further development of the profession in Azerbaijan.

First published online by the journal International Social Work on March 10, 2022.


Huseynli, A. (2023). Social work in Azerbaijan: Achievements and challenges of the profession. International Social Work, 66(5), 1527–1541.