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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 4:00pm

For the past four years USAID has been working with the Ministry of Finance to transform Armenia’s tax regulations and the administration of the tax code to ensure increased transparency. USAID’s Tax Reform Project, started in 2012 to help modernize Armenia’s tax collection infrastructure to offer better and more efficient services to businesses and draw international investors to Armenia, has now been brought to a successful close.

“We believe we have built a strong foundation for addressing the needs of Armenia’s taxpayers, as a result of collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, the business community and donors,” said Jeffrey Paretchan, the acting director of USAID Armenia’s Sustainable Development Office.

NASDAQ OMX ARMENIA ANNOUNCES THE LISTING OF THE FIRST UCO SECURITIZED BONDS IN ARMENIA
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 2:00pm

During an official ceremony on January 27, NASDAQ OMX Armenia marked the successful launch of the first securitized bond issuance in Armenia and announced the listing of these bonds at the stock exchange for the secondary market trade. This landmark transaction was made possible through the joint efforts of USAID, Capital Investments, and universal credit organizations.

New Citizen Office in Tumanian
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:30am

Head of USAID Armenia Karen Hilliard and her team joined local and international partners on December 16 to mark the opening of the new Citizen Office in Tumanian, Lori.

US Ambassador Richard Mills speaks at the official launch of the My Armenia project.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 1:30pm

Yerevan, Armenia – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Smithsonian Institution have partnered for an innovative project to support cultural sustainability through cultural tourism in Armenia. The project was launched on November 20 at an official ceremony at the Matenadaran Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in Yerevan, which holds one of the world’s richest collections of medieval manuscripts and books. The ceremony included remarks by the U.S.

USAID Armenia Mission Director Karen Hilliard at Jermuk Conference
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

About 130 community leaders, local council members, government officials and representatives of local and international organizations came together in snowy Jermuk on November 10 for the Fifth Annual Congress of Rural Communities. The event, which was symbolically held on the Local Government Day, marked the 19th anniversary of the local government system in Armenia. Conference topics included agriculture, rural tourism, and inclusive growth in the regions of the country.

Fourth Annual Pension Conference in Yerevan
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:45am

The head of USAID Armenia Karen Hilliard participated in the 4th Annual International Pension Conference, held in Yerevan, Armenia on November 9. During the event, ongoing social security reforms, including the implementation of the country’s new pension system (that goes into full effect in January 2017) and the introduction of the integrated social services system, were summarized.

Over 100 professionals from financial and government institutions of the country, and representatives from Ukraine, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Russia attended the conference.

Farm and Veterinary Service Center in Vardenis
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

On October 30, 2015, the Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development Foundation held the official opening ceremony of the new Farm and Veterinary Service Center in Vardenis, Gegharkunik.

Newly installed street-lighting system in Aparan.
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 8:00am

Aparan, Aragatsotn – On November 7, the USAID-funded Clean Energy and Water Program (CEWP) conducted a community workshop in Aparan, following the completion of a street-lighting improvement project in the town. The purpose of the community workshop was to disseminate the positive results of the project and present the energy and cost benefits of energy efficient lighting technologies to participants, including community leaders, representatives of private firms and public organizations from both Aparan and neighboring communities.

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern stops by the visitor booth of Turkish partners at the event.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:15am

Yerevan, Armenia – Partners from Armenia, Georgia, Greece, and Turkey marked the official trans-regional opening of the Black Sea Silk Road Corridor at a public event in Yerevan on November 7. This was the first of the four inter-regional launches; others will take place in Akhaltsikhe (Georgia), Istanbul (Turkey), and Thessalonica (Greece).

Head of USAID Armenia Program Office, Mervyn Ellis, speaks at the public launch of the CSO DePo program.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00am

Yerevan, Armenia – The Eurasia Partnership Foundation, together with the Caucasus Research Resource Centers-Armenia, Media Initiatives Center, Goris Press Club, Support for Noyemberyan NGO, and Martuni Women Community Council, held the public launch of the “CSO DePo: Civil Society Organizations Development Program on November 4, 2014. The five-year initiative, funded by the U.S.

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