Democratic Governance

Armenia is a young democracy. The governance system does not yet provide sufficient access and options for meaningful participation of citizens both locally and nationally. There is little confidence in overall reliability and effectiveness of the justice system and corruption is one of the major challenges facing society.

What we do

UNDP is currently implementing a number of innovative projects, such as providing high-level policy advice to Armenian authorities in areas such as human rights and democracy, justice, liberty and security and free trade in the frame of Armenia’s EU integration policy; modernizing three Armenian-Georgian border crossing points (together with the European Union and the National Security Council), which implies also enhanced accountability, transparency and integrity of border agencies to facilitate trade and transit and instil public confidence. more

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My opinion counts, Kornidzor community, Syunik region

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  • Infographic reveals the breakdown of results of the micro-referendum in Areni

    Armenia: Communities have their say via SMS polling

    Last November we discussed the development of an easy-to-use micro-referendum tool – an SMS polling application – to encourage citizen engagement in communities throughout Armenia. We wanted more

Projects and Initiatives

Women in Local Democracy

Since its independence in 1991, Armenia has ratified over 50 Conventions and other international legal instruments reaffirming its commitment, among others, to equality between women and men, including equal representation of women in decision-making processes. more

Rapid regulatory reform of Government services (The Guillotine)

Armenia has over 25,000 rules and regulations that are there to promote socio-economic development in the country. Many are sensible and well designed, but many of them have contradictions and inconsistencies that create a heavy administrative burden for citizens and businesses, as well as slow economic growth. more

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Report on Application of the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Armenian Courts

The report on application by Armenian courts of the "Right to work and of the rights to enjoyment of just and favorable conditions of work" secured by the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is based on the analysis conducted by a group of UNDP national experts.

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