POLICY DOCS // 
08.10.2018

Resources necessary to maintain a political dialogue and to resolve issues through negotiations have considerably shrank after what happened in the National Assembly on 2 October and what followed. Perhaps it is only but natural. It is a truism that sides are willing to negotiate when there is trust, even little. When trust is breached, people do not see the need for negotiating.

At the moment, a week after 2 October, the opposing political poles, which were supposed to negotiate, are not ready to do so

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19.09.2018

Is it possible at all to achieve a final decision on holding a snap election exclusively through political decisions and political agreements? Can parliamentary factions discuss the future of the parliament together? Is it possible to negotiate whether the parliament should be dissolved on not; to reach an agreement about a new role, collaboration or anything else? A coin, as usual, has two sides.

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20.07.2018

Investing in early child care and development services is a crucial component of public policy to prevent gender-biased sex selection. Our numerous studies on prevalence and causes of gender-biased sex selection, women’s labour force participation, and work-life balance issues unconditionally support this statement.

Investment in extending early childhood care and development services will greatly contribute to balancing the reproductive and productive roles of men and women in the society and family, as well as, to widening the currently limited opportunities for women to realise their expectations to work and reproduce and at the same time to effectively combine both. This will support replacing the option of “either…or” in decision-making with the option “both…and”.

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29.06.2018

Have you ever tried to check with the accounting department how much you are paying for your income tax? In some countries, individual taxpayers must file an annual income tax return by themselves and, while reporting, they realize how much have been paid to the state for public goods and services. "I am a taxpayer". This statement made by the citizen awakens in him/her a sense of ownership and reminds the civil servant or a public official that they are called to serve the citizen. Civic consciousness is the anchor of any civilized country.

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29.06.2018

It is a widespread practice in Armenia to speak of one’s earnings in terms of ‘net salary’: “My net salary is AMD X”. Agreements on the salary are reached taking into account the income available presently. Even when a gross salary is mentioned, people tend to recalculate and determine their income based only on the income available for immediate use. However, as the practice shows, following the tax and pension reforms, not all employers routinely applied new rates.

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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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