Poverty Alleviation in the Regions of Armenia – An Integrated Approach to Provide Sustainable Community Needs Based Social Assistance to All Community Needy

Beneficiaries Description: 25-30% of the population of the selected 10 communities. Final beneficiaries are social vulnerable people living in the regions of Armenia

Project areas: Aragatsotn, Armavir, Ararat, Gegharkunik, Kotayq, Lori, Tavush, Shirak, Vayots Dzor and Syunik marzes of Armenia

Project Goal: to support to poverty reduction in the regions of Armenia

Project objectives:

Project Type:Unsolicited
Start date:May 1, 2010
End date:May 1, 2011
Coordinator / Responsible Person:Gevorg Aboyan
Partner Organization:1. Jinishian Memorial Foundation
2. European Commission - European aid
3. Antares LLC Armenia
Project Cost by Antares LLC Armenia:EURO: 8 825,80
Project Cost by European Commission - European aid:EURO: 162 000,65
Implementer:Centre for Community Dialogues and Initiatives (CCDI)  NGO
Project Cost by Implementer:In- kind contribution
Project Cost by JMF:AMD: 5,000,000 USD: 13,698.6 EURO: 9,174.3
Beneficiaries Number:about 30,000
  1. Capacity building of local authorities to provide community social needs assessment,
  2. Identification of the existing social assistance needs at a community and regional levels,
  3. Awareness raising among the community residents to insure enrolment of all eligible social vulnerable into the community social assistance programs,
  4. Development of basis for Inclusion of community social needs into the Four Year Community Development Plan