The spread of the coronavirus has increased the importance of digital tools and e-services, as many people need access to various public services during their government’s lockdown. The increased demand for digital public services has made digitalization challenges more evident. Governments should focus on providing platforms for the growth of the digital economy and benefit of society, as well as enabling the models for the safe and modern application of technology to serve the population.
In an effort to find alternatives to the current development project in Yerevan’s District 33 (Firdus), the Committee for the Protection of Yerevan’s Heritage with the “Alternative 33” launched an international open competition of ideas for the urban revitalization of the district.
On April 21, 2020, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov referred to a “step-by-step” approach to resolving the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, which would involve withdrawal of Armenian troops from territories beyond the Soviet-era borders of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast in exchange for a lifting of the economic blockade by Azerbaijan. This statement was highly unprofessional.
EPF Board of Trustees member Dr. Anna Ohanyan is talking with CivilNet about Post COVID-19 South Caucasus. How is the political agenda of different regional actors going to change? - this and other questions topics are in the focus of this talk.
How was the Armenian civil society involved in non-violent political change in 2018 and afterwards and other questions are discussed in this online discussion organized by Jai Jagat 2020 Armenia. EPF Program Director Isabella Sargsyan is one of the speakers during this discussion.
The project evaluation is being conducted to identify potential project implementation issues, assess progress towards the achievement of objectives, relevance and performance of the project as compared to the project document, identify and document lessons learned (including lessons that might improve design and implementation of the ongoing and other EPF projects as well), and to make recommendations regarding specific actions that might be taken for future projects. The project evaluation is expected to serve as a means of validating or filling the gaps in the initial assessment of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency obtained from monitoring. The project evaluation provides the opportunity to assess project’s success or failure and prompt necessary adjustments.