On November 21-22 MCA-Armenia and SC third joint outreach workshop was held in Tsakhkadzor. Among the key objectives of the workshop were presentation of all projects and components of the MCA-Armenia program, their main indicators to the new SC members (2008-2009), as well as presentation and discussion of all the activities implemented and progress up to date.
The SC members had an
On October 21, 2008 around 40 representatives of MCA-Armenia, Armenian Road Directorate, Supervision and Construction Contractor for rehabilitation of road links included in RRRP Package I as well as MCA-Armenia Environmental and Social Assessment and Oversight Consultant attended the workshop related to environmental, social and technical issues associated with implementation of road
First round of the Farming Practices Survey (FPS) was presented to the public. FPS was conducted by "AREG" NGO, its data analyses was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), MCC's consultant for impact evaluation.
FPS contains valuable data on such characteristics as land size and type, crop production and sales, income and poverty rates of about 5000 people leaving in 200
The 2008 report on "Social Snapshot and Poverty in Armenia" was released to public. The 2008 report presents the findings of 2007 Integrated Living Conditions Survey (ILCS) and is aimed at providing information on poverty rate and social situation in the country. The report compares main poverty trends and other indicators for the period of 2004-2007. According to the Survey in 2004-2007 poverty
The MCA-Armenia Stakeholders' Committee selected five members to delegate to the Governing Council. The SC members serving in the Governing Council are called to ensure the participation of the civil society at the governance and decision-making of the Program.
Through secret voting the following SC members were elected as Governing Council members:
1. Mr. Poghos Shahinyan,
On October 7, 2008 the first meeting of the new Stakeholders' Committee composition took place. In appreciation for the contribution in successfully organizing and holding SC members' elections MCA-Armenia CEO Ara Hovsepyan officially presented certificates to the Election Committee members.
SC members discussed the effective mechanisms for the implementation of the SC activities and upcoming
The annual elections of the MCA-Armenia Stakeholders Committee took place on Saturday, 27 September 2008, in the lobby of the American University of Armenia. The total number of registered voters was 396 of which 47 stood as candidates for SC membership. The voters' actual turnout was 380 who could vote for up to five candidates. With the clear majority of votes, the following 15