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Impact of the Global Crisis on Armenia: Short- and Long-run Perspectives
2009-07-07

This international conference aimed to explore the impact of the global economic crisis on Armenia, develop scenarios for coping with consequences of the crisis, and provide policy recommendations to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

The proceedings took place at the Marriott Hotel Armenia on Tuesday, July 7th, and Wednesday, July 8th, 2009.

The conference intended to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas aimed at influencing public policy in Armenia. Presentations of cross-country experiences of emerging economies provided comparative venues for discussion regarding policies which would propel the Armenian economy into a higher growth trajectory. Panels explored how the global crisis could provide an opportunity for economic renewal in Armenia at this critical juncture.

AIPRG convened a wide range of panelists, including policy-makers, distinguished scholars and researchers, and representatives of academia, international organizations, and civil society.

Keynote addresses were delivered by Tigran Sargsyan, Prime Minister of Armenia, and Asad Alam, Regional Director for the South Caucasus, World Bank.



Black Sea Security Program Regional Workshop
2008-10-27

Black Sea Security Program Regional Workshop
October 27-28, 2008, Yerevan, Armenia
 

The Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) and the Harvard Black Sea Security Program in cooperation with Institute for National Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia organized the seventh Harvard Black Sea Security Program Regional Workshop on October 27-28th, 2008.

The primary topic of discussion were Black Sea security concerns, common approaches to Black Sea, Caspian Sea Security, NATO and EU approaches to the region. The event was a follow-up to the annual Harvard Black Sea Security Program, which took place in April, 2008 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as in many ways a continuation of the AIPRG January 2008 conference on the Wider Black Sea Security.

The primary missions of the workshop were: 1) to provide a forum for regional experts to discuss critical security issues pertaining to the Black Sea region, 2) to strengthen and expand the regional network initiated by the Black Sea Security Program's annual April conference, and 3) to involve American general officers and policy makers in dialogue about security in the Black Sea region 4) to explore the ways of cooperation with NATO.

The workshop was sponsored by the US Embassy in Armenia, Ministry of Defence of Armenia, the NATO, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (USAID).

 

Attached Files: Conference Poster Conference Program

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Looking Forward: Global Competitiveness of the Armenian Economy
2008-05-17

AIPRG Annual Conference
May 17-18, 2008, Washington, DC
 

The Armenian International Policy Research Group (AIPRG) held its Annual Conference on the economy of Armenia on May 17-18, 2008, at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC (with direct broadcasting in World Bank Yerevan Office).

After more than a decade of transition from planned to market-based economy, Armenia undertook important reforms and experienced high rates of economic growth in recent years. In order to sustain this growth and ensure further economic development, the country will need to design and implement second-generation reforms based on lessons learned during this transition  and aimed at: (i) solidifying  the achievements of the transition period; (ii) ensuring a fair and level playing field for private sector development; (iii) choosing strategic directions for the country’s export-oriented branches of the economy; and (iv) laying foundations for future development by strengthening institutions and modernizing social sectors, especially public education.


The conference was sponsored by Eurasia Partnership Foundation, the World Bank and United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

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Attached Files: Conference Poster  Conference Program 

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