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2013

The overall objective of conducting country consultations was to stimulate discussions amongst national stakeholders involved in addressing MDGs, and voice out the perspectives, challenges and concerns of various groups of common citizens who were directly influenced by policies that contribute to the achievement of MDGs.

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2012

In 2012 with the support of Judicial PIU the ICHD team completed an assignment the objective of which was to propose a program passport for judicial budgeting and building relevant capacity at the Judicial Department, Ministry of Justice. The capacity building component specifically targeted skills for relevant data collection and application for transition to a program-based budgeting system. In the process consultations were held with counterparts and stakeholders. An extensive desk review and a comparative analysis of similar approaches in Eastern and Western jurisdictions were conducted. Based on the findings a comprehensive package of recommendations, which was introduced to relevant stakeholders at a workshop on “Managing the Reforms on Program Budgeting in Courts”, organized by the ICHD team.

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2010-2013

In 2010-2013 the International Center for Human Development (ICHD) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) implemented the project “Strengthening Evidence-Based Management of Migration in Armenia” with the support of the EU. The overall goal of the project was to enhance management of labour migration flows from Armenia to EU countries through four cross-cutting specific objectives: (A) enhancing capacities of private employment agencies (PEAs) to match labour demand and offer; (B) enabling a conducive environment for circular migration of Armenian workers; (C) strengthening national capacities in migration data collection, analysis and policy and (D) raising awareness towards possible approximation of legislation on migration management with EU Acquis. To address these objectives a series of interlinked activities were implemented, including policy advice, institutional capacity building and awareness raising, which were constantly being revised and updated in line with new developments both in Armenia and the European Union.

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30.06.2014

2012 - ongoing

Despite to consistent efforts of the Government of Armenia, development partners and civil society, the local democratic governance and equal participation of women and men in local decision making have not shown much progress for the past decades. To address the issue in 2012 ICHD started the project “Strengthening local capacities for local democracy in Armenia through institutionalizing effective and equal public participation in local decision making”. The project is part of a larger programme implemented by UNDP and funded by the European Union:  Women in local democracy.

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2014 - 2017

CASCADE is a large collaborative project implemented from 2014 to 2017 by a group of partners from 9 countries.

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2013 - 2014

ICHD was contracted by the Center for Education Projects to carry out capacity and needs assessment for the National Center for Education Technologies in order to understand the potential areas of improvement in the Center’s operation. 

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2010 - 2012

In 2010-2012 Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), together with the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia (UMBA), International Center for Human Development (ICHD), and Yerevan Press Club (YPC), known as the Fourth Wave Consortium, implemented the project “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement: The Fourth Wave” with the support of USAID. The four partner organizations have been at the forefront of Armenia-Turkey rapprochement for many years and have played a major role in engaging civil society organisations, businesses, media, and youth in cross-border cultural dialogue, and track two and people’s diplomacy. The Fourth Wave focused on three priority areas: business partnerships, civil society engagement and inter-governmental dialogue. Throughout the whole project top-quality research has supported activities within these areas.

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2009-2011

ICHD supports the capacity building of Armenian institutions directly involved in the implementation of the EU-Armenia ENP Action Plan. Since April 2009, ICHD together with its partners in Consortium: Altair Asesores (Spain), the leading partner, East West Consulting (EWC), European Consultants Organisation (ECO), and European Social, legal and Economic Projects - ESTEP (Lithuania) implements a 24 months long Armenian-European Policy and Legal Advice Centre (AEPLAC)- Phase V project aimed primarily at building a long-lasting capacity in public administration of Armenia to implement the PCA and the ENP AP, in cooperation with the EU Advisory Group and under the guidance of the EU Delegation.

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2001 - ongoing

One of the major domains of ICHD’s development practice focuses on policy analysis and formulation capacities of public and civil society institutions in Armenia and in the region. ICHD targets these capacities through training, study tours, expertise, discussions, networks of practitioners, etc. ICHD’s experience on assisting the government and non-governmental institutions in policy development covers a wide spectrum of sectors ranging from economic development, public finance management and anti-corruption, migration management and Diaspora relations, education, public health and gender based violence.

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2001-ongoing

ICHD policy research team is carefully choosing the most suitable and effective approach to each and every problem. Thus, in the research on the tobacco taxation and illicit tobacco trade issues in Armenia, ICHD experts have mostly focused on individual problems and their solutions with the primary aim to identify the most effective and efficient solution in technical and economic terms for tax raise policy.

Further, while estimating the remittance flows and channels of remittance transfers to Armenia, ICHD analysts focused on political processes and stakeholders involved also addressing the political dimension of the problem. Through this research ICHD team have determined the processes and channels of remittance transfers, analyzed the effects of remittances on poverty in Armenia, explained the role and influence of stakeholders within the policy process and provided policy recommendations to enhance positive effects of remittances on poverty in Armenia.

In assessing the impact of the World Bank and Armenian Government funded Education Quality and Relevance Project ICHD researchers have approached the entire system and context of education in Armenia. The political, economic and socio-cultural contextual factors, as well as sub systems including links of secondary education system with pre-school and high school systems, system of assessing pupils, school graduation and university entrance examinations system, teachers training system, integration of ICT into the teaching and learning process have been considered.

Meanwhile, in each and every policy study and policy research ICHD carried out our experts tried to determine which of various alternative policies will most achieve the area and issue specific goals in light of the relations between the policies and the goals – tried to explain policies and their development, formulated policies and recommendations.

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NEWS

11.04.2017

Conducting Qualitative Research on Domestic Violence in Armenia (CQRDVA)

Violence against women is one of the worst forms of violation of human rights prevalent all over the world. Women face gender-based violence (GBV) in workplaces, educational institutions, rural and urban communities. They are exposed to GBV irrespective of their ethnic or religious background, social status, economic standing, age, or other condition. The violence is particularly rampant when it occurs at home, a place where women are supposed to be provided with safe family environment.

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17.02.2017

Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs.

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24.08.2016

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06.03.2017

Monitoring of Online Print Media on Sex Selection in Armenia

The current policy brief aimed at analyzing the monitored online print media outlets in cases when they covered the topic of sex selection and articles that were broadly linked to the value of girls and women. The content of web-based media outlets have been scrutinized to identify any statements or reporting that could have had distorted, untruthful or prejudicial elements against women or men. All these aspects were separately analyzed quantified and also handpicked, allowing analyzing the level of stereotypical reporting either as a media intention or as an absence of intention, leading to unobstructed penetration of prejudicial statements widely circulated in the society and back by reinstating the current state of the affairs. 

The findings that are discussed in the report, show the strong and weak points of media outlets under consideration and suggest policy actions to make sure that unintentional framing at the detriment of any of the social groups does not penetrate the news media and provide opportunities for all stakeholders to deliberate topics of public concern in the most accurate and credible ways possible.