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

Fast Facts

My opinion counts, Kornidzor community, Syunik regionmore

Our Stories

Mobile phone penetration in Armenia is at 116 percent
A local democratic deficit – SMS polling to the rescue?

Armenian public decision-making has typically been marked by distrust and low engagement, despite having access to the necessary legal framework and institutions. Recently, though, there havemore 

Teamwork was the cornerstone of success
Social Innovation Camps: From an idea to implementation in 48 hours

A recent Social Innovation Camp hosted by UNDP saw six teams turn ideas into functioning projects over a weekend. UNDP Armenia examines the next generation ofmore 

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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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