Poverty Reduction

  • Community DevelopmentCommunity DevelopmentUNDP addresses community issues and disparities between the regions of Armenia through supporting agricultural and small businesses in vulnerable communities to promote economic revitalization and improve the living standards of the population; supporting the Ministry of Territorial Administration in Strategic Policy Development and Decentralization; promoting cross border cooperation between bordering regions of Armenia through encouraging and supporting trade and economic cooperation; and making efforts to regenerate the urban environment in the cities, making them a more attractive place to live, visit and work.

  • Vocational Education and TrainingVocational Education and TrainingIn recent years UNDP has supported ongoing reforms related to vocational education in Armenia by providing high-level policy advise to improve legal environment in employment, continuous education, as well as vocational education and training sectors.

  • Support to SME Development in ArmeniaSupport to SME Development in ArmeniaConsidering the role and strategic importance of the SME sector for the country’s economic development, in 2002 the Government of Armenia established the “Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Development National Center of Armenia” (SME DNC). Since 2004, UNDP implements a joint project with SME DNC to support SME development in Armenia.

  • Aid for Trade for Central Asia, South Caucasus, and Western CIS (Armenia)Aid for Trade for Central Asia, South Caucasus, and Western CIS (Armenia)Aid For Trade project is implemented in Tavush region of Armenia as it has a strategic and pivotal significance for Armenia for freight traffic to Russia and other CIS countries, as well as to Europe and Turkey through Georgia.

  • Global Compact in Armenia Global Compact in Armenia In partnership with the private sector and municipalities, the Global Compact in Armenia is bringing together local authorities with private companies to set up plastic waste recycling programmes.

  • Agricultural CensusAgricultural CensusAgriculture is one of the most important sectors of economy of the Republic of Armenia. The share of the value added of agriculture in total GDP varied between 16 and 20 percent during the recent years, and the number of the persons employed in this sector is about 492,000 (of which 56.2 percent are female and 43.8 percent are male) and accounts for about 45 percent of the total employed population.


UNDP poverty reduction efforts are aimed at: Ensuring broad public participation in community affairs; supporting local economic development in communities located in border regions; assisting small and medium-sized enterprise start-ups to increase their competitiveness; upgrading vocational education and training institutions; designing and implementing public-private partnerships; and contributing towards achievement of localized MDGs.