The authors of the paper have tried to identify and analyse the perceptions of various stakeholders in government and private businesses and civil society on energy security in Armenia.


The South Caucasus is often depicted as the main doorway to the energy rich Caspian region in the energy security narratives of the European Union and of other Western actors in the region. But what are the views from the South Caucasus countries Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia concerning their own energy security? This CASCADE working paper seeks to shed light on energy security notions from South Caucasus governments and energy companies, as well as of citizens and consumers. It finds that there are significant differences in the perceptions of the different actors in the energy sector within each South Caucasus country that could lead to political conflicts over energy security strategies.


This policy brief scrutinises anti-corruption policies in the three South Caucasus countries over the past two decades in light of their cooperation with, and commitments vis-à-vis the European Union.


This publication is available only in Armenian.


ICHD, with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Armenia has developed a Catalogue of Higher Education Institutions in Armenia: 2015, which was presented at the EHEA Ministerial Conference and Fourth Bologna Policy Forum on 14-15 May, 2015

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has been granted the mandate to provide international protection to refugees and to assist states in finding durable solutions for them. This mandate, which has been expanded over time to include efforts serving the protection of other displaced populations and the prevention and reduction of statelessness has many dimensions which all relate to a common goal, namely the enhancement of the respect for and the protection and fulfilment of the rights of persons of concern. In pursuing its work UNHCR follows a human rights based and an “age, gender and diversity sensitive” approach.

This report offers a snapshot of the travel routes taken by two hundred families, their livelihoods, access to services, the schooling of children, and the protection risks women in Syria and Armenia formerly and currently face.

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From 2 September to 2 November 2012, with the support from the UN Population Fund and in close cooperation with the RoA Government the International Center for Human Development completed the International Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 survey questionnaire. Within the framework of that undertaking, consultative and focus group meetings with competent State bodies, civil society organizations and private companies were held and a desk review was conducted.


Fellows participating in the fellowship program of “Opening the Doors of Policy-Making: Central Asia and South Caucasus” have released eight policy papers covering a wide variety of issues in the two regions covered by the project.

The papers address such diverse topics as water rights, employment practices, foreign policy and urban development, etc. The fellowships were a component of a PASOS project that seeks to empower civil society organizations and to enhance public participation in public policy development.

Funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund, “Opening the Doors of Policy-Making in the South Caucasus and Central Asia” aims to strengthen CSOs, foster regional networking, and promote sustained dialogue with policymakers.

ICHD’s representative Astghik Injeyan was one of the PASOS/UNDEF project fellows and co-author of the publication.


In mid-2011 ICHD initiated this research, building up on earlier attempts by UMB(E)A and TABDC to establish cooperation around issues of transport and freight forwarding. This report is based on previous ICHD research and builds up on the findings of an UMB(E)A study Business Opinion Leaders, which focused on the issue of transport among others. The study provides a baseline snapshot of the perspectives of business leaders and their understanding of business cooperation in a variety of sectors in general, and six targeted sectors in particular, namely tourism, transport, agriculture, IT/communications, light industry and manufacturing, construction/building materials, and engineering. This particular study focused on the transport sector and all the related issues in more detail. It included broader layers of stakeholders in Armenia and Turkey to discuss these issues.

The report addresses road, railroad and multimodal transportation issues, in which stakeholders have expressed a key interest. It also looks into two possible development scenarios of transport interactions between Armenia and Turkey. It is based on the findings of a desk review, conducted by a team of local experts. The desk review included an analysis of data from various databases, analytical documents, reports, studies and other documents prepared by credible international and local institutions and experts. In addition to the desk review, ICHD experts have conducted several in-depths interviews with the primary stakeholders, such as Armenian and Turkish transportation business owners, freight forwarding companies, and carriers including Meltrans LTD, Sati Armenia, Apaven Ltd, Hopa trans, and Gozde Nakliyat.

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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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The publication is available only in Armenian.



ICHD THM | MoD projects discussions in Yerevan and 5 provinces

News coverage by "POSTFACTUM" TV program on Town Hall Meeting discussions organised by ICHD in Yerwevan and 5 provinces of Armenia.



Monitoring Report on Public Policies and Programs to Prevent Gender-Biased Sex Selection and Sex-Selective Abortions in the Republic of Armenia

The International Center for Human Development is pleased to present the second Monitoring Report on Public Policies and Programs to Prevent Gender-Biased Sex Selection and Sex-Selective Abortions in the Republic of Armenia to policy makers in the government, actors in civil society, stakeholders in academia and private sector, practitioners in local communities and international development partners.