World Wetlands Day – In Armenia

World Wetlands Day is annually held on February 2 to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth. Governments, community groups, and individuals around the world celebrate World Wetlands Day with special campaigns to promote the important value that the wetlands play in our lives. The day is promoted via social media, radio and TV broadcasts, and newspapers. About … Continue reading World Wetlands Day – In Armenia

Armenia records major growth and climbs in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2019.

Global anti-corruption organization, Transparency International (TI) has today released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) and Armenia has cemented itself as among one of the best countries that made a huge effort during 2019; for the first time Armenia recorded a relatively major growth, raising its score from 35 to 42.   Armenia is placed 77th (up from 105th last year) among 180 countries in … Continue reading Armenia records major growth and climbs in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2019.

Time to Build a Coalition for a Good Governance in Extractive Industries

Develop Armenia took the initiative to organize on 18th of July 2019 a round table to discuss about options to build a coalition for a good governance and transparency in the extractive industries in Armenia; the meeting was successful and after EITI Multi-stakeholder Group election in October, we continued our communication and coordination with different NGOs, Experts and community to build a coalition to promote … Continue reading Time to Build a Coalition for a Good Governance in Extractive Industries

Armenia: Winner of the 2019 EITI Chair Awards – EITI Paris Conference

The EITI Chair’s Awards recognize countries that have shown leadership, determination and resourcefulness in implementing the EITI. Chair of the EITI, Fredrik Reinfeldt, announced the winners of the 2019 EITI Chair’s Award at the opening session of the EITI Global Conference in Paris on 18 June. The three winners in 2019 were: Armenia, Colombia and Zambia “A newcomer to the EITI that has begun with … Continue reading Armenia: Winner of the 2019 EITI Chair Awards – EITI Paris Conference

After EITI – Paris 2019, Time to Move Forward!

“Worldwide, trust in government is under strain. A perceived lack of progress in tackling corruption, tax evasion and illicit financial flows are contributing to the rise of populism and economic nationalism. The impact of the oil, gas and mining industries is often a focal point of public concern and potential source of conflict. As a high-level forum on extractives governance, the EITI Global Conference provides … Continue reading After EITI – Paris 2019, Time to Move Forward!

Nature Photography Day – Lake Parz

Nature Photography Day rolls around every year on June 15. It’s a perfect excuse to get outside with your camera and celebrate the beauty of nature. As Develop Armenia, we choose an amazing photo of Lake Parz. Lake Parz (Armenian: Պարզ Լիճ) is a small lake located in the Dilijan National Park east of Dilijan – Tavush Province in Armenia. The lake was formed by … Continue reading Nature Photography Day – Lake Parz

EITI Armenia: From Publishing the 1st Report to Contribution on Public Debate

The Republic of Armenia publishes the first National EITI Report of Armenia, which represents the metal mining sector in Armenia in 2016-2017. The report was compiled by Ernst & Young CJSC, the Independent Administrator, and approved by the EITI MSG of Armenia. Armenia on February publicized its first EITI national Report. It is one of the most important results of activities toward the implementation of … Continue reading EITI Armenia: From Publishing the 1st Report to Contribution on Public Debate