Impact of Environmental Organisations on Policy Change in Armenia (2010)

The study looks into the lobbying and campaigning that the environmental CSOs do in order to get their issues on the decision makers’ agendas. Armenia CSOs relationship with governmental entities has improved through this lobbying, and government increasingly solicits CSOs input on various policies that have environmental implications. The study found that environmental CSOs have a wide range of partners they work with in Armenia and abroad and this has given them the ability to lobby and campaign for policy change with more support. In order for the CSOs to be more effective, it was found that it was imperative that they use a proactive strategy and not one that is reactive to the policies already implemented.

Status of CSO Accountability in Armenia (2010)

The study looks into the accountability mechanism used by Armenian civil society by conducting interviews with NGOs, youth groups, cultural groups, sports associations and educational groups. The study focused on the accountability that CSOs in Armenia have towards their donors vs. their beneficiaries.

See Lusine Hakobyan (national coordinator for implemenation of CSI at Counterpart International) and Mane Tadevosyan (researcher) discussing the main findings and recommendations of the CSI case study into Armenian civil society organizations' (CSO) accountability to stakeholders on their YouTube video.

Financial Sustainability of Armenian CSOs (2010)

Throughout the development of Armenia’s civil society sector, non profit organisations have repeatedly been reported to be financially insecure institutions, heavily dependent on foreign donor organisations. A striking departure on such previous findings was however discovered during the current implementation phase of the CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI) which showed that 88.5% OF Armenian civil society organisations (CSOs) do have a stable financial resource basis.

See Lusine Hakobyan (national coordinator for implemenation of CSI at Counterpart International) and Mane Tadevosyan (researcher) discussing the main findings and recommendations of the CSI case study into Armenian civil society organizations' (CSO) financial sustainability on their YouTube video.

Culture of Volunteerism in Armenia (2010)

This publication is a culmination of the research done by Ms. Mane Tadevosyan and Ms Lusine Hakobyan, the national coordinator for the CIVICUS Civil Society Index in Armenia. The booklet outlines the pattern of civic participation in volunteering in Armenia using three main focus areas; the regulatory environment, motivations behind volunteerism and volunteer management practices in an effort to inform policy makers on ways of improving volunteer contributions.

See Lusine Hakobyan (national coordinator for implemenation of CSI at Counterpart International) and Mane Tadevosyan (researcher) discussing the main findings and recommendations of the CSI case study to further encourage volunteering in Armenia on their YouTube video.

Corporate Social Responsibility – A New Framework for Action (2010)

This case study is designed to explore the level of commitment of Armenia’s largest companies to socially responsible behavior and the role of Armenian CSOs in facilitating and enhancing the impact of CSR practices in the business community. The study hypothesizes that examples of socially responsible corporate behavior by large companies in Armenia are rare and that for profit-civil society relations are not used to their full potential in implementation of CSR initiatives in Armenia

CSI Country Reports in Armenia

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