USAID Armenia Assessments
Armenia Youth Situational Analysis (2019): USAID/Armenia contracted Making Cents International to conduct a cross-sectoral youth assessment (CSYA) to gain a detailed understanding of the drivers that motivate youth and identifies the obstacles or constraints that undermine their contributions to Armenia’s political, economic, and social well-being in a meaningful way. The assessment team conducted 22 youth discussion groups (11 female and 11 male, 170 youth in total) and 6 community leader discussion group (1 in each community, 35 community leaders total) in Yerevan, Armavir, Gegharkunik, Shirak, Tavush, and Vayots Dvor in order to capture a range of youth opinions and experiences across the country. The team also conducted key informant interviews with 50 staff from key organizations that develop and implement policy, provide programming, or advocate for the rights and interests of youth. The results of the assessment are attached.
Armenia Gender Analysis (2019): The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Armenia contracted Banyan Global to undertake a countrywide gender analysis to inform the development of its 2019-2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The gender analysis identifies key gender equality and women’s empowerment advances, constraints, and opportunities in Armenia pertaining to two thematic areas: 1) Women’s Economic Empowerment and Economic Growth; and 2) Democracy and Governance (with a focus on women’s political participation). In addition to informing the Mission’s CDCS, the findings and recommendations presented in this report will guide the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in all phases of the USAID/Armenia program cycle.
Armenia Inclusive Growth Diagnostic (2019): The recent revolution has led to cautious optimism about Armenia’s private-sector growth prospects. Further development of a robust and dynamic private sector will be necessary for the country to accelerate its economic growth potential and stated economic objectives. USAID can assist the government in its journey to self-reliance, and the Agency’s new private sector engagement policy provides an opportunity to work with partners in new and innovative ways. The findings from this Inclusive Growth Diagnostic (IGD) will assist the Mission as it plans future strategies and programs that are consistent with private sector-oriented growth and a focus on the principles of self-reliance.