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Anti-corruption courts: The model proposed in Armenia and the experience of other countries

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia has submitted a legislative package for public discussion, which proposes to establish a specialized anti-corruption court within the framework of the anti-corruption strategy.

The analysis by the “Luys” Foundation established that such specialized courts are more prevalent in countries of African and Asian regions with lower-than-average level of rule of law and high level of corruption, as well as in only certain countries of Europe.

The analysis addresses most problematic aspects of the legislative package, in particular, the effectiveness of narrow specialization of courts, the distinction between extraordinary and specialized courts, and the difference in the status of an anti-corruption court judge, which raise concerns from the point of constitutionality as well as efficiency and expediency. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Discourse of correlation: direct proportional relationship between level of democracy and quality of public administration

This article studies and systematically analyzes a number of theories and concepts regarding quality of public administration. The article defines the conceptual foundations of criteria of the quality and efficiency of public administration. This article notes the importance of a systematic approach to assessing the quality of public administration, for example, the degree of executive autonomy in political decision-making process, the development of mechanisms for promotion and transparency in the state bureaucracy and etc. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-June 2020

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.

  


On the execution report of the state budget of the RA for the first half of 2020

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․

  


Comparative analysis of economic crises in Armenia

The objective of the present comparative analysis is to compare the three economic crises which took place in Armenia during the history of its independence, namely the transition crisis of 1991-1993, world financial crisis of 2009 and current covid-19 created crisis of 2020. The purpose of analysis is to assess the depth of each crisis, reveal the main driving forces and causes of each crisis, as well as to point out  the most dangerous consequences, that crisis (in the case of current 2020 crisis) may bring to. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


The national security strategy of the Republic of Armenia in the context of changes in the external environment and in the region

For a modern state, the national security strategy is a key document; it sets guidelines for the further development of the state, for the realization of one of its main missions - to ensure security. Due to various circumstances, a comprehensive study of the external environment and an assessment of the corresponding threats are especially important for the development of a security strategy for Armenia. With this analysis we have tried to present some observations on the external security component of the security strategy. At the same time, we have analyzed the assessments of Armenia's external security environment, existing and potential threats and proposed strategic solutions within the framework of the new national security strategy. To this end, we have studied the external security environment in which the previous security strategy was developed and put into circulation, what situation we have today, to what extent the new strategy is equivalent to that environment, and the situation we can face in the medium term. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


Analysis of the activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in the field of State Budget development and management (2018-2019)

After the well-known events of 2018, the current Government of the Republic of Armenia announced the need to create a free, dignified and happy citizen. Overcoming poverty, eliminating extreme poverty in a short time, strengthening social security, increasing the effectiveness of support for vulnerable groups, as well as creating a large number of new jobs were considered as the key components for achievement of this aim.

The purpose of this study is to analyse the promises made by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and the political majority to overcome poverty, promote social justice and employment, and the steps taken by the Government for the implementation of that promises. The full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Medium-Term Public Expenditure Framework for 2021-2023

The primary document that defines the medium-term (that is, for the upcoming three years) objectives of the government of the RA is the framework of public medium-term expenditures (MTEF), which is at the same time one of the main tools for fiscal policy communication. The effective use of the MTEF for that purpose is especially important in times of crisis (such as the 2020 year), as it can give policy signals to economic agents, positively affect expectations and decrease the uncertainty in the economy.

The present analysis is aimed at exploring the MTEF for 2021-2023, in particular the structure of the program, the main macroeconomic forecasts and directions of fiscal policy, which reflect the government's expectations regarding the further development of the economic situation as well as government actions to respond to the crisis and ensure a rapid economic recovery. Full material is only available in Armenian. 

  


References to the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements in the official statements of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in 2016-2018 and 2018-2020; comparative analysis

The victory on the battlefield during the offensive operations of Azerbaijan during the April war of 2016 was effectively capitalized by the Armenian diplomacy. As a result, the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements on building confidence and introducing mechanisms for investigating border incidents, as well as expanding the mission of the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office became a priority in the negotiation process. After the political changes in Armenia in the spring of 2018, these agreements were removed from the agenda of the negotiation process, creating favorable conditions for new provocations by Azerbaijan. In response to the criticism on this issue after the July events at the front, the Armenian authorities began to justify themselves insisting that they did not exclude the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements from the agenda of the negotiation process, while at the same time trying to question the importance of these agreements. In the framework of this comparative analysis, we have tried to study all the official statements and press releases of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs from April 2016 to July 2020, trying to compare the changes in their content before and after the change of power in Armenia. We tried to understand when the Vienna and St. Petersburg agreements were pushed out of the negotiating agenda, what are the priorities of the current negotiation process. Full material is only available in Armenian․ 

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-June 2020

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.

  


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