Even if Azerbaijan has put quite a lot of effort over the past few years to strengthen the Open Government Partnership (OGP) criteria, including transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and honesty, regional understanding of these criteria remained insufficient. Information on the government activities was particularly difficult to come by for locals in mountainous places. Investigating such concerns in 12 communities across 4 rayons (Guba, Gusar, Khachmaz, Shabran) in Guba-Khachmaz region, "Umid" Social Development Support Public Union, with the aim of contributing to the solution of the above-mentioned issues, has seen progress by beginning to carry out the project titled "Expanding application of the principles of openness, transparency and accountability through further strengthening the role of civil society institutions in public life” under the Empowering Civil Society Organizations for Transparency (ECSOFT) program funded by USAID Azerbaijan Mission as of March 2, 2022. Within the scope of the project, Facebook pages were created for 12 target communities, Twitter profiles for 2 municipalities and WhatsApp groups for 3 communities. The communities and Municipalities now have more options to provide accurate and approachable information to community members about their operations. The municipalities (such as Talabigishlag Municipality in Guba rayon) have already begun to manage their Facebook pages and have even issued their half-yearly activity reports (https://www.facebook.com/Talab%C4%B1q%C4%B1%C5%9FlaqB%C9%99l%C9%99diyy%C9%99si-Talabigishlag-Municipality-107756055249340)

Furthermore, the inhabitants of the target villages now have the chance to communicate their requests for help with things like supplying the communities with natural gas, improving roads, providing potable water, repairing power lines, purchasing new transformer, building a new school, constructing bridges over the rivers, paving roads with asphalt, etc. to relevant individuals or institutions through the Facebook pages that have been created. Such steps, in turn, generate great enthusiasm throughout the rayon.