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Economic Development and Research Center (Armenia)

Economic Development and Research Center (Armenia)
EDRC is located at Karapet Ulnetsi str., 58/1 in Yerevan
Formation 2001
Type Independent, Non-profit Think Tank
Location
Executive Director Karine Harutyunyan
Website http://edrc.am/

Established in 2001, the Economic Development and Research Center (Armenian: «Տնտեսական Զարգացման և Հետազոտությունների Կենտրոն»),is a Yerevan based non-profit, nonpartisan think-tank dedicated to addressing economic and social challenges and contributing to public policy discourse in Armenia.

Contents

  • Mission and values 1
  • Areas of interest 2
  • Publications 3
  • Team and management 4
  • Partners and donors 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Mission and values

The mission of EDRC is to conduct high-quality policy relevant research and build capacities to contribute to sound social policy formation and the development of a competitive economy in Armenia. EDRC is a politically independent institution and is therefore not affiliated with any specific political party and or interests. Independent statehood, democracy and regional cooperation, private entrepreneurship and social cohesion form the ideological underpinnings of the Center.

Areas of interest

A broad spectrum of policy areas, ranging from Sustainable Human Development and Social Security, Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy, Economic Governance and Public Administration to Sustainability of Growth and Development Prospects lie at the center of EDRC’s attention. The Center gathers and analyzes data, monitors and evaluates public policies and services, and based on its findings develops policy options and relevant recommendations. EDRC disseminates its knowledge and research results through its website, various independent reports and publications, the Economic Policy Journal, as well as events such as symposia, workshops and training. The output of EDRC’s work is aimed to draw attention towards salient issues that impact Armenia’s socioeconomic development, promote healthy discussions on these matters and contribute to informed policy formation in the country.

Publications

Information dissemination is of critical importance to EDRC as it is dedicated to supply the wider public with up-to-date economic and structural data, analysis and research reports. Throughout the years, EDRC’s publications have attracted a great number of readers, both in and outside Armenia and have interested numerous experts and professionals in various areas.

Team and management

EDRC has a multi-layer governance structure that includes the General Meeting, Chairman, consultative bodies, executive office and the research team. The Center also draws on a large pool of consultants’ network, and, affiliates. The General Meeting (Management Council) is the governing body of the Center.

Partners and donors

Through the years the center has built a strong track record of successfully implemented projects that involved close collaboration with various national and international institutions such as the:

EDRC has traditionally cooperated with various government agencies in Armenia as Ministries of Economy, Finance, Labor and Social Issues, Transport and Communications, as well as National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia, Central Bank of Armenia, State Employment Service and other agencies.

References

External links

  • Official website
  • About EDRC
  • Projects
  • Publications
  • Partners and Donors
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