Armenia

Armenia

Flag of Armenia

Following the “Velvet Revolution” and elections of 2018, WFD has been working in partnership with local and international implementers to increase support to Armenian institutions – principally the National Assembly. WFD has led on assessing the needs of parliament and designing a substantial new package of support to be delivered for the United Nations Development Programme.

2016: year of first WFD programme
Context

The initiative followed from Armenia’s constitutional referendum on 6 December 2015, and decision to move to a fully parliamentary system of government. Within this, the National Assembly plays a central role in the passage of laws, monitoring government and representing citizens. WFD provided technical support as well as engaged our expertise within the ongoing Public Financial Dialogues.

Improved financial analysis

WFD’s work with parliamentary stakeholders assessed the development needs of the Parliamentary Budget Office, which started operating in March 2015, and the institution more broadly. We shared British and international experience on public accounts and monitoring laws. With our support, the Parliamentary Budget Office had its first strategic plan covering 2017-19. WFD also provided support to the parliament in the development of their new rules of procedures, adopted in 2016.

Country Data

Population:

Population:

2.9
Million
GDP:

GDP:

$10.5
Billion (USD)
GNI per capita:

GNI per capita:

$3770
(USD)
Media freedom:

Media freedom:

63/100
(not free)
Democracy index:

Democracy index:

45/100
(partly free)

Key Results

Facilitated the development of the Parliamentary Budget Office’s first strategic plan
Expertise on Parliamentary Budget Offices, public accounts and legislative scrutiny in Public Financial Dialogue

Implementation

Supporting public financial management (phase 2)
Underway
Programme end: November 2018
Supporting public financial management
Underway
Programme end: March 2017

News

Parliament building in Kyrgyzstan

Call for applications – Anti-hate speech Training of Trainers for political stakeholders in Kyrgyzstan

WFD is looking for a consultant to develop a Training of Trainers (ToT) manual on anti-hate speech for political stakeholders for our Media Dialogue programme in Kyrgyzstan. Context WFD, in consortium with four organisations, is implementing the EU-funded “Project in Support of Sustainable Media Sector Reform for Elections-related Conflict Prevention in Kyrgyzstan”. The Programme aims […]

Combatting Corruption Capably in Parliamentary Democracies

This session is being delivered as part of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum 2021. The triangle interaction between parliamentary Public Accounts Committees, Supreme Audit Institutions and Anti-Corruption Agencies will be debated in this panel discussion, based on a review of the specific roles of these institutions in a parliamentary democracy in the context […]

Parliament building in Kyrgyzstan

Analysis of the Kyrgyz Legal Framework for the Right to Information

Westminster Foundation for Democracy, within the framework of EU-funded Media Dialogue project, conducted an analysis of the legal framework for the Right to Information (RTI) in Kyrgyzstan. At the same time, focusing on the Law on Access to Information (ATI), as well as the Law on Guarantees and other related laws. The analysis was carried […]