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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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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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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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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The project was implemented in 2012-2013 with the support of the Kingdom of Belgium. The overall goal of the action was to prevent irregular migration of Armenians to the Kingdom of Belgium and other EU countries, specifically through (a) raising awareness about irregular migration and exposing its consequences to Armenian potential migrants and general public; (b) encouraging involvement of media in expert discussions in order to enrich their knowledge on current social and policy discourse and developments on migration; and promoting evidence-based coverage of migration issues, and (c) providing a hotline access to information related to migration for potential Armenian migrants.

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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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The project is led by the International Center for Human Development (Armenia) and is implemented together with project partners from V4 countries: Institute for Public Affairs (Slovakia), Policy Association for an Open Society (Czech Republic), European Center for Non-for-Profit Law (Hungary), Association Integration and Development (Poland) and two EaP countries: Laboratory for Legislative Initiatives (Ukraine) and Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Georgia). 

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Supported by the European Union, the ICHD, in partnership with the British Council and Migration Agency of Armenia, have considerably contributed into enhancing policy and institutional frameworks of migration management in Armenia. The partners implemented the “Support to migration policy development and relevant capacity building in Armenia” project anchored at three-pillar strategy aiming at policy dialogue, public awareness and reintegration assistance to returnees. It is not a secret, that the interagency coordination and cooperation have been quite weak in this area for many years.

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2008 - 2010

The priorities of preventing gender based violence (GBV) and promoting equal opportunities yet to be mainstreamed and incorporated into the policies of the Republic of Armenia. Therefore, it is crucial to shape adequate demand both among the general public and capacities of the decision makers and public service providers on this matter.

Since September 2008 ICHD leads a Consortium of civil society organizations striving to develop an environment conducive for the elimination of gender-based violence in Armenia and to implement the country’s commitments in this area. The ICHD’s partners in Consortium have been Association of Women with University Education (AWUE), Tatev-95 Psychological Support and Counseling Center (Tatev-95), and Scientific Association of Medical Students of Armenia (SAMSA). The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Armenia funded the initiative of the Consortium partners on combating gender-based violence in Armenia since 2008. The country office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) in Armenia have supported Consortium in engaging the refugees and refugee victims of GBV.

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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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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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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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Practical Guide on Providing Orientation to New MPs

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