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.

  • Global Compact in Armenia Global Compact in ArmeniaIn 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.

  • Integrated Support to Rural CommunitiesIntegrated Support to Rural Communities“Integrated Support to Rural Development: Building Resilient Communities” is implemented in bordering communities of Tavush Region of the Republic of Armenia. The overall goal of the project is to ensure balanced development of RA regions through an integrated socio-economic approach. The project aims at raising the quality of life and income level of the local population in 45 bordering communities of Tavush region.

  • ENPARD Technical Assistance: Producer Group and Value Chain DevelopmentENPARD Technical Assistance: Producer Group and Value Chain Development“ENPARD Armenia Technical Assistance: Producer Group and Value Chain Development” project is implemented by UNIDO and UNDP. The overall objective of the Technical Assistance project is to support the Government of Armenia in ensuring an efficient and sustainable agriculture that contributes to better conditions in rural areas of the country. The technical assistance component focuses on producer groups and value chain development, production volume expansion, product development, technology upgrading, marketing, as well as introducing best agricultural practices and disaster risk reduction systems. The direct beneficiaries of the project are agricultural producers, members of producer groups and their employees, their families and SMEs along the value chains, as well as Armenian consumers. Women, youth and other vulnerable groups are in the spotlight of the project.


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.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Resident Coordinator Annual Report 2013