Azerbaijan is emerging as a key player in the nearshore IT services landscape, with a stable and growing ICT sector marked by significant employment and innovative digital initiatives. The sector, which employed 62,400 people in 2021, is bolstered by Azerbaijan’s commitment to digitalization reforms and strategic projects like the Digital Silk Way, enhancing its digital ecosystem. The government’s digitalization efforts, including the Digital Trade Hub and Industry 4.0 center, position Azerbaijan as a key digital hub.