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Comparison of activities done by the three governments of the Republic of Armenia during 2017-2021 according to their programmes

Immediately after its formation, each government presents the main directions of its activities for the next five years - the program of the government. This is not just a document, it presents the directions and approaches of the government's policy, the envisaged reforms and steps for the coming years. Further activities of the government should follow this program and should be aimed at its implementation. What reforms were foreseen by the programs of the governments of 2017-2021, which of them were implemented? This study addresses these issues, presents the policy approaches of the three governments and the process of their implementation. The full material is available only in Armenian.

  


Comparison of activities done by the three governments of the Republic of Armenia during 2017-2021 according to their programmes

Immediately after its formation, each government presents the main directions of its activities for the next five years - the program of the government. This is not just a document, it presents the directions and approaches of the government's policy, the envisaged reforms and steps for the coming years. Further activities of the government should follow this program and should be aimed at its implementation. What reforms were foreseen by the programs of the governments of 2017-2021, which of them were implemented? This study addresses these issues, presents the policy approaches of the three governments and the process of their implementation. The full material is available only in Armenian.

  


Comparison of activities done by the three governments of the Republic of Armenia during 2017-2021 according to their programmes

Immediately after its formation, each government presents the main directions of its activities for the next five years - the program of the government. This is not just a document, it presents the directions and approaches of the government's policy, the envisaged reforms and steps for the coming years. Further activities of the government should follow this program and should be aimed at its implementation. What reforms were foreseen by the programs of the governments of 2017-2021, which of them were implemented? This study addresses these issues, presents the policy approaches of the three governments and the process of their implementation. The full material is available only in Armenian.

  


Reference on the state budget of the RA of 2022

The present analysis is devoted to the investigation of the key aspects of the state budget of the RA. First, we consider the projections of macroeconomic variables forming the basis of the budget, then we analyse the planned values of parameters of the general and central budget of the RA. We pay particular attention to the comparison of the planned values of revenues and expenditures with the actual levels observed in previous years. In the end we make conclusions in order to assess whether the budget addresses the problems that exist in the RA. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


What is Joe Biden's “Summit for Democracy”?

The 46th President of the United States Joe Biden is deeply convinced that the democracies of the world must unite to face the common challenges together. It is no coincidence that during the presidential campaign, the unification of the world's democracies on one platform was a priority for Biden. The goal was to organize a Democracy Summit in the first year of his tenure. Adhering to its promise, Biden will hold the first summit of Democracy on December 9-10, which will be followed by the second offline Summit exactly one year later.

In the framework of this article, the origins and goals of the summit will be revealed, as well as the rationale behind the selection of the participating countries. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


The so-called "Zangezur Corridor": an economic perspective or a panturan political project?

In recent months, Azerbaijan and Turkey have been actively lobbying the so-called "Zangezur Corridor" at various international platforms.

In doing so, they skillfully disguise their political aspirations to build a corridor through the sovereign territory of Armenia with an economic rationale, trying to create an impression among the international community that this corridor will bring significant benefits to the East-West trade and cargo transportation.

As a result of this analysis, based on the study of the congestion and economic efficiency of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, we came to the conclusion that the so-called "Zangezur Corridor" or Nakhichevan Corridor has no significant economic value. This is a purely political project that aims to serve the pan-Turanian programs and geopolitical interests of Turkey and Azerbaijan. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


A study on the execution report of the state budget of the RA for the first nine months of 2021

The objective of the present analysis is to assess the execution of the state budget of the RA in the given period. First, we describe the general state of the economy of the RA, namely the driving forces of economic activity, the developments in individual sectors of the economy, the behavior of the components of the demand – consumption and investment – and so on. Afterwards, we analyze the performance of government revenues and expenditures by comparing the actual and planned values of the respective indicators. We conclude the analysis by summarizing the main observations and results. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


100 days of Lilit Makunts activities

The objective of this analysis is to study the efficiency of the activities of the 7th Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Mrs. Lilit Makunts during the first 100 days in office. 

For that purpose, the following issues were separately analyzed: Ambassador’s work with the Biden administration, Congress, Armenian community and Armenian organizations as well as public diplomacy on social media, in the American press, in think-tanks etc. The subject of a separate study will be the bilateral agenda proposed by the Ambassador and its peculiarities. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-October 2021

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The impact of China's regional policy on the countries of the South Caucasus

China's growing interest and involvement in the Greater Middle East also has an impact on the geopolitical processes in the South Caucasus. Initially, after the collapse of the USSR, the main struggle for influence and dominance in the region was between the West and the Russian Federation. However, in recent years, on the one hand, the strengthening of the positions of regional actors, such as Turkey and Iran, on the other hand, the growing interest of China in the region have made the struggle of major powers for supremacy in the South Caucasus more dynamic and variegated. Within the framework of this analysis, we studied the impact of China's regional policy on the South Caucasus countries, in this context, presenting our vision of the Armenian-Chinese relations.

This article is part of a comprehensive analysis published by the “Luys” Foundation entitled "China's policy in the Middle East and South Caucasus on the example of relations with Turkey and Iran" which you can read at the following link: https://www.luys.am/index.php?m=publicationsOne&pid=246&lang=eng

  


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