Regional and Rural Development
Rapid regional development and creation of new jobs in regions and rural areas of Armenia are important factors for sustainable economic development of the country. Our activities are focused on the development of institutional and organizational capacity of local administration, on the improvement of the competitive position of rural market players and the promotion of the rapid development of rural areas and creation of new jobs. ERDSC advises the Government in designing regional policy, raises expectations of the society regarding their involvement in regional administration and transparency of activities of regional bodies, gives recommendations and enhances capacities of regional bodies leading to the effective and efficient regional administration and development. We also provide assistance in defining priority areas for future actions as well as in developing relevant legislation, strategy papers and programs for the development of agriculture and rural areas. Throughout 12 years of activity, ERDSC has established trustworthy relationship with society and close cooperation with local administration bodies, thus providing the needed link between citizens and regional policy makers.