On 13 October 2014, SESRIC and the State Statistical Committee (SSC) of Republic of Azerbaijan agreed on a partnership to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between both institutions within the framework of the project titled “Integration of the ‘Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS)’ into the National Surveys in OIC Member States”.

Throughout the implementation period, SSC of Republic of Azerbaijan incorporated the TQS into the Azerbaijan Household Budget Survey to harmonize and standardize the monitoring of key tobacco control indicators for evidence-based policy-making and promote sustainability through frequent collection of the tobacco use data.

During the implementation of the TQS integration project, 1 study visit on ‘Global Adult Tobacco Survey and Turkish Health Survey’ and 3 technical missions on ‘Module 1 – Survey Design and Methodology’, ‘Module 2 – Sampling Methods’ and ‘Integration of Tobacco Questions for Surveys (TQS) – Sampling Methods’ were organised for the benefit of the SSC provided by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

In 2016, the SSC of Republic of Azerbaijan completed the implementation of TQS integration project and produced the output tables on TQS, which could be accessed through: