Poverty Reduction


National Human Development Report: Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges

The main topic of the 2009 NHDR is migration, which is also the theme of the 2009 Global HDR. This demonstrates the importance of the subject matter for the global and national governance and human development. It is obvious that the current global crisis is setting a new thinking about the role ofmore


Performance Budgeting in Local Self-Government System in the Republic of Armenia

The following manual has been designed in the context of developing the system of local self-governance to support the processes of budgeting, strategic planning in the field, ensuring of participation, assessment of cost-effectiveness of community budgeted costs and the verification andmore


Armenia is a lower middle income country with medium human development index (HDI - 0.729). After a period of double digit economic growth of 12 percent between 2001 and 2007, the country was hit by the global crisis in the last quarter of 2008. As a result, GDP dropped by 14.4 percent in 2009.

The economic decline affected the poverty alleviation process and jeopardized the achievement of many of the national Millennium Development Goal targets.