POLICY DOCS // 
30.03.2020

This policy brief should have started with a brief overview of a range of health and economic consequences, juxtaposed in a number of different probable scenarios which would have described the spread of COVID-19 in Armenia. A number of recommendations would have followed, based on this analytical overview. However, we will restrain from such an exercise, because there is simply no more salient instance, which could have been interpreted as an instance of inciting panic.

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28.03.2020

Resources of funded pension plan may seem enormous for a small country. For small countries financial and economic crises are regular occurrences. Governments regularly fighting these crises can always be tempted to destroy what has been created over years with an intention of extinguishing a fire. One can understand the intention. It is like cutting the fast growing apple tree in the garden to warm up on a fierce winter day. However, funded pension resources are the allies and supporters of the governments fighting cataclysms. If the natural growth cycle of these resources is supported, these will provide a stronger arm when the next disaster hits. But this may happen only if the craving for getting warm even for ten minutes during the decades necessary for the growth of the tree and its yielding a successful crop, does not take over the government in panic.

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23.03.2020

We are shaping the future. While protecting ourselves from the economic shocks resulting from the spread of the coronavirus, or any other calamity, we are still shaping our future. Everything is in our hands. Armenia has been through the financial crisis of 2008-2009, another one in 2014-1015, and is currently facing a new blow, which we are yet to address.

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18.12.2019

Policy Brief is available only in Armenian.

23.10.2019

Since 2018 Global Economic Policy Uncertainty (GEPU) index has been increasing . In parallel, the index of the prevailing direction of economic trends in the manufacturing and service sectors, Managers' Index (PMI), is decreasing . The world talks of economic uncertainty. Has Armenia joined the conversation? 

 

 

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NEWS

17.10.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Lori Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 15 October 2019 has implemented of local meetings in Lori region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

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24.09.2019

Informative Local Meeting in Shirak Region

The International Center for Human Development (ICHD) with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office (Germany) and in partnership with The State Migration Service of Ministry of Territorial Administration and infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia and “Armenian Caritas” Benevolent NGO, on 17 September 2019 started implementation of local meetings in Shirak region in the framework of Preventing Irregular Migration from Armenia to the Federal Republic of Germany by Raising Awareness of Potential Migrants” project. State and local self-governance bodies, service providers, media and civil society representatives participated in the event.

The aim of the meetings is informing the participants about the risks, consequences of irregular migration, forms of protection given to migrants in Germany, as well as statistics on emigration and return policy from Germany to Armenia. The process of return and readmission of RA citizens, the reintegration programs of returnees implemented in the RA are also presented to the participants during the workshop.

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