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.


The study aims to look at the Armenian-Turkish border opening within the context of a deeper European Intigration. It analizes the existing economic cooperation between Armenia, Turkey and the EU.
The study has been undertaken by the International Center for Human Development within the framwork of the "Support to Armenian-Turkey Reapprochemnet" project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 




ICHD has published a collection of conference speeches organized within the project The Role of Civil Society in EU Integration Processes:Real Engagement through Effective Involvement"

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).


The publication is prepared by the International Center for Human Development and supported by the International Visegrad Fund Flagship Project within theV4EaP program.The author’s views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of International Center for Human Development or the International Visegrad Fund.



The demographic policy strategy of RA in 2012: The compliance with the law on the state budget.

Available only in Armenian.


ICHD has issued the Annual Newsletter presenting Center's priorities, project highlights and activities in 2011.


The publication presents a needs assessment exercise, conducted by the ICHD, to define the development needs of the civil society organizations (CSO) in Armenia.


This report addresses road, railroad and multimodal transportation milestone issues that stakeholders are interested in. It also looks into two possible scenarios of Armenia-Turkey transport interactions.This report has been prepared by the team of local experts conducting research using various databases, analytical documents, reports, studies and other documents prepared by credible international institutions and experts. ICHD experts have also conducted several deep interviews with key primary stakeholders (Armenian and Turkish transportation businesses, freight forwarding companies, carriers) including Meltrans LTD, Sati Armenia, Apaven Ltd, Hopa trans, Gozde Nakliyat. 


ICHD has issued the fifth Quarterly Newsletter presenting Center's priorities, project highlights and activities in January-March 2011.


This study aims to underpin the objective of greater civil society involvement in the works of EaP and the course of reforms in the Eastern partner countries.The report offers a number of recommendations directed to international donors, civil society organisations and the EU on how to make their efforts in assisting anti-corruption reforms in the Eastern Partner countries more effective.

The joint study was prepared within the project “Civil society participation in policies to combat corruption in the Eastern Partnership countries” that is being implemented by International Centre for Human Development (Yerevan), the Ukrainian Institute for Public Policy (Kyiv), Institute for Public Policy (Chisinau) in cooperation with FRIDE (Madrid) with financial support from the Black Sea Trust, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.



This report aims to track conformity of 2011 RA Draft State Budget programs as well as that of objectives and financial and non-financial outcome indicators in such programs with provisions of RA Demographic Policy Strategy Paper. This report by no means seeks to examine and analyze either Demographic Policy Strategy or its objecitives and related policy activities.

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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.