|Awarded by President of Azerbaijan|
|Eligibility||Azerbaijani government's civilian personnel, citizens and non-citizens, foreign civilians|
|Awarded for||Special contributions in the sphere of science, culture, literature, arts, public education and health, etc.|
|Established||December 6, 1993. Decree No. 758|
|Next (higher)||Medal for Courage|
The Taraggi Medal ("Progress Medal"; Azerbaijani: «Tərəqqi» medalı) – is the state award of Azerbaijan Republic. The award was created by Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on December 6, 1993 by the Decree No. 758.
The Taraggi Medal is given to:
- Citizens of Azerbaijan Republic
- Foreign nationals and non-citizens of Azerbaijan Republic
- People without citizenship
The medal is given to distinguished persons for the following services:
- Special contributions in the sphere of industry and agriculture;
- Revelation and innovatory proposals of the great importance;
- Special contributions in the sphere of science, culture, literature, arts, public education and health;
- Special contributions on building and reconstruction of agricultural objects;
- Productive activity in development of physical culture and sport.
The medal also was given for particular merits. For example, from July 4, 2011 the medal was given to several persons in the sphere of development of Azerbaijani diaspora by Ilham Aliyev, the President of Azerbaijan Republic.
The Taraggi medal is pinned to the left side of the chest and if there are other medals or orders of Azerbaijan Republic the Taraggi medal is followed Medal for Courage.
The Taraggi Medal is made of brass metal in the form of oval and sharp-edged salient ornament with sizes of 51 mm along vertical line and 48 mm along horizontal line. There is a 51 mm diameter circle in the centre of the ornament framed with decorated stripe of 2,5 mm width, a stripe with curved endings on which is a relief inscription Taraggi, a bud like a branched tree against the background of the radiant Sun. And there is a seven edged star on the top. There are pictures of a crescent and eight-edged star on the rear top side of the medal. There is a stretched hexagon in the bottom for writing the awarding date. The medal is bordered with a salient ledge. All inscriptions and pictures are salient. With the help of eye ring the medal is attached to a tetragonal block. The block consists of 2 ornamented parts concatenated with moiré ribbon of brown color. The left top and bottom edges of the ribbon are olive and are intersected by golden lines of 1 mm width. The whole width of the ribbon is 19 mm. Size of the block is 46 mm x 22 mm.
- Leyla Aliyeva – chief editor of “Baku” magazine, chairman of Russian department of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation
- Israfil Ashurlu – famous Azerbaijani alpinist, president of Alpinism Federation of Azerbaijan
- Fazil Hasanov – chairman of Azerbaijanis' Cultural Center
- Tale Heydarov – chairman of European-Azerbaijani Society
- Namig Mamedov - professor of Russian Academy of Sciences
- Erich Feigl – Austrian writer, journalist, documentary film-maker and film producer
- Rahid Alekberli – Chief Technical Officer of Delta Telecom company
- Ilgar Nazarov
- Elchin Safaraly-oghlu Babayev
- Enes Cansever - Zaman Daily editor-in-chief.
- Said Irandoust 
- Seven representatives from the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society
- Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action
- Medical workers.
- Employees of Azerbaijan National Library
- Education workers of the Ganja State University 
- Teymur Hajiyev 
- Huseyn Gasimov (Former Head of Finance, BP Azerbaijan) - 2009
- "Azərbaycan diasporunun inkişafındakı xidmətlərinə görə bir qrup şəxsin təltif edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı". president.az. 04.07.2011. Check date values in:
- "В Баку проходит третий съезд азербайджанцев мира". vestikavkaza.ru. 05.07.2011. Check date values in:
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- "AIT president receives Medal of Progress from Azerbaijani president". 2006.
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- Azerbaijan’s President issues orders to award employees of Ganja State University
- Azerfon employee is awarded with the Taraggi medal