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The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-November 2019

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.

  


Human Development Indices and Indicators in the RA (2019)

The study of indicators and indices published by international organizations allows to address two important problems. First, to assess the performance of the RA in the given period with the help of comprehensive numerical measures, as well as to make intertemporal comparisons in order to understand whether the country moves in the desirable direction. Second, to compare the performance of the RA with other countries to ascertain Armenia’s relative position in the region and Eurasian Economic Union. These results are important, since they help to derive the comprehensive assessment of the economic situation, which is needed both for the public and the private sector. The present analysis is aimed at addressing the foregoing problems. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Analysis of the activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia aimed at improving the business environment (2018-2019)

The process of political changes in Armenia in 2018 was accompanied by strong criticism of issues related to business and the investment environment, promises of creating a fair competitive environment and equal economic opportunities for all, encouraging investment and ensuring economic growth.

The promises of the revolutionaries were reflected to some extent in pre-election programme of “My step” Alliance, which received the support of the majority of Armenian citizens in the 2018, as well as in the "Program of the Government of the Republic of Armenia" adopted on February 8, 2019.

The purpose of this study is to assess the effectiveness of the activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia in terms of keeping the promises made in the above programs. Full material is available only in Armenian.

  


Analysis of the activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia aimed at the implementation of the Armenia-EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (2018-2019)

The cooperation between the Republic of Armenia and the European Union started from the very first day of Armenia's independence, and today, it has become one of the important directions of the foreign policy of Armenia. The signing of the Armenia - EU Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) in 2017 marked the beginning of a new era of cooperation between Armenia and the EU.

This study presents the promises made by the Government of the Republic of Armenia regarding the implementation of the CEPA, documents, programs and strategies developed by the Government of the Republic of Armenia for implementation of the agreement, as well as the EU support mechanisms and tools provided for implementation these policy documents. Full material is only available in Armenian. 

  


Analysis of the SME development activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia (2018-2019)

Political changes in 2018 created new opportunities and expectations for the socio-economic development of the country. Ideas of these changes were reflected in pre-election programme of “My step” Alliance, which received the support of the majority of Armenian citizens in the 2018, as well as in the "Program of the Government of the Republic of Armenia" adopted on February 8, 2019.

These programs also reference to the importance of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and describe main stapes and measures aimed at achieving these goals. This study presents the promises made by the Government of the Republic of Armenia to SME development and analyses the steps taken by the Government for the implementation of that promises in period 2018-2019. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Analysis of the export promotion activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia (2018-2019)

In April-May 2018, the political changes took place in Armenia, the ideas of which were reflected in pre-election programme of “My step” Alliance, which received the support of the majority of Armenian citizens in the 2018, as well as in the "Program of the Government of the Republic of Armenia" adopted on February 8, 2019. According to the Programme of the Government of Armenia “During the upcoming five years the activities of the Government of the Republic of Armenia will be aimed at building competitive and inclusive economy in the Republic of Armenia that … is export-oriented.”

This study presents the promises made by the Government of the Republic of Armenia to promote exports and analyses the steps taken by the Government for the implementation of that promises in period 2018-2019. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-October 2019

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.

  


A study on the execution report of the state budget of the RA for the first nine months of 2019

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․

  


Recent developments around Iran and the risks for Armenia

While public attention in Armenia is focused on the domestic political agenda, not far from our borders there are taking place events, with serious military-political and economic threats to Armenia. In this context, recent developments around Iran deserve special attention. Within the framework of this analysis, the peculiarities of the situation around Iran were examined and potential threats to Armenia were identified, considering the crisis in a regional context and assessing the behavior of international players. The main purpose of the analysis is to draw the attention of the Armenian public, experts and political circles to the threats emanating from the current situation, emphasizing the importance of consolidating the society, bridging the internal gap and further harmonizing cooperation between Armenia and Artsakh in order to counter these threats.

  


Reference on the state budget of the RA of 2020

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.

  


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