Building Back Better through Strengthening the Resilience of Rural Communities in Ararat, Aragatsotn, Armavir and Kotayk Regions

The project is financed by the Government of the Russian Federation and is implemented by UNDP in Armenia in close cooperation with the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure.

 What we Do?

 The project aims at supporting the socio-economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic of the local communities in Ararat, Armavir, Kotayk and Aragatsotn regions helping the rural areas build back better and strengthen their resilience against the likely recurrence of the COVID-19 or   similar health crisis.

 Project objective

 The Project’s specific objectives are:

  •  Increase involvement of all segments of the target communities in the recovery planning and monitoring towards building context-specific data on the community level
  •  Strengthen food security and increase self-sufficiency of rural households through building green and resilient value chains
  •  Help rural population, including the youth and women, cope with the adversity of COVID-19 through protecting and creating jobs, as well as income generation opportunities
  •  Support the rural settlements to restore and build back better basic services, including primary healthcare services

 Project outcomes and outputs

 The project will contribute to UNSDCF/CPD 2021-2025 Outcome 4: People, communities and regions benefit from equitable economic opportunities, decent work and sustainable livelihoods, enabled through competitiveness and inclusive green growth

 Output 1.1 Marginalised groups are empowered to gain universal access to basic services and financial and non-financial assets to build productive capacities and benefit from sustainable livelihoods and jobs.

 Some results so far

  •  Created income generating opportunities through establishing 5 new and strengthening capacities in 6 companies. 60 people benefited from increased economic activity in the settlements;
  •  Modernised 21 kms of central streets lighting system in 9 settlements for the benefit of more than 14,000 people;
  •  6 schools and a kindergarten supported with new water pipes.