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Social Protection

Despite the recent gains in poverty reduction in Armenia, one third of the country’s population remains in poverty. USAID’s social protection activities work closely with the Armenian Government and civil society to deliver vital social services to vulnerable populations, build sustainable models of social services delivery, and strengthen the capacity of the government to implement its broad social reform agenda.

USAID places a special emphasis on promoting national child welfare reforms to ensure social inclusion and equal access to services and opportunities for especially vulnerable children. 

USAID also maximizes the use of government-to-government agreements and supports local civil society organizations to implement activities in this sector and build local sustainability. USAID believes that through greater civic engagement and oversight of the social sector reforms, combined with greater capacity and motivation on the part of government, governance in Armenia will become more participatory, effective, and transparent. 

CURRENT PROGRAM

Strengthening of Inclusive Education System

Partner:  Ministry of Education and Science  |  Duration:  April 2016-April 2019

As part of this Government to Government (G2G) activity, USAID works directly with the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia to strengthen the inclusive education system in order to implement national child welfare reforms.

Community Level Access to Social Services (CLASS)

Partner:  World Vision Armenia  |  Duration:  September 2017-September 2020

The project promotes the establishment of community-based social services in Armenia through introducing a community-based social worker position within local governments and enabling the communities to identify, prevent, and address their social issues. The project also improves access to quality community level social services and builds on the existing policy priorities and initiatives of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. 

Last updated: September 07, 2018

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