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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.


This Guide provides a brief insight into Germany, describes the process of job search, application and other preparatory actions. It also provides details about procedures related to work and resident permits. The guide also lists institutions and methods for protecting one’s interests while being a circular labour migrant.

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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.


This research study has been prepared by a student specialized in Political Sciences studies, holding an intern-position at ICHD during the period between July 22nd and August 31st, 2012. It is based on various types of resources including SATR partners’ reports, American and European Union studies and credible academic research papers. Press articles mostly provided by Armenian and Turkish agencies accounting for the period between 2007 and 2012 have been used as factual information. We also found firsthand information in several websites detailing programs of travel agents, organizations, exhibitions and official meetings. Main conclusions have also been drawn from the execution and the analysis of interviews with travel agents and tourism organizations’ delegates.



The research is part of the “Support to Armenia-Turkey Rapprochement” project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which aims to support Armenia-Turkey rapprochement by facilitating engagement between civil society groups, the establishment and development of business partnerships and regional professional networks, as well as enhanced understanding between the people, for peace and economic integration in the region. The project is implemented by a Consortium comprising the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the International Center for Human Development, the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia and the Yerevan Press Club, in cooperation with a number of key Turkish partners including: the Global Political Trends Center, the Turkish- Armenian Business Development Council, Anadolu Kültür, GAYA Research Institute, the Media and Communications Department of Izmir University of Economics, Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfi, the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation, and the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey.

This research is made possible by the generous support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) and International Center for Human Development (ICHD) and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.


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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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