International Center for Human Development, Yerevan, Armenia (ICHD)
19 Sayat Nova
Contact Person: Executive Director Tevan Poghosyan
Tel: +374 10 582638
Fax: +374 10 527082
The International Center for Human Development (ICHD or the Center) was established in March 2000 and is now considered one of the leading think-tanks in the South Caucasus. Through pursuit of its core principles and objectives, ICHD strives to unite the most prominent representatives of the public, scientific, cultural, and business sectors of the region, to strengthen democratic mechanisms and to foster free market values, while simultaneously crafting regional collaboration and economic development strategies for the countries of the Caucasus.
Whatever the issue -- conflict prevention or capacity building, anti-smoking campaigns or development of a virtual agricultural market -- ICHD’s mission is to help improve policy- and decision-making processes through research, analysis, training and advocacy. A key element in achieving this mission is the formulation of unique solutions to the principal issues in economic development and social welfare.
Towards this end, ICHD uses a variety of means to communicate its research and policy perspectives to the broadest possible audiences, especially to critical groups such as policymakers, scholars, and the media.
ICHD strives to:
- strengthen civil society
- contribute to regional integration and peace building
- contribute to the development of the social sector and poverty alleviation
- assist governance and public sector reforms
- develop free market institutions
- develop good practice in local governance
- raise awareness on environmental issues
- raise awareness on primary health care
- promote Armenian culture.
ICHD employs a team of highly qualified analysts and researchers with strong academic backgrounds and substantial experience in both public governance and the private sector.
ICHD has been actively involved in designing and implementing a wide range of projects and initiatives. It has published a substantial number of analytical viewpoints, policy briefs, articles, research papers, catalogues, leaflets and brochures, has trained more than 1000 professionals on a variety of themes, both locally and regionally, has initiated public awareness and participation campaigns, held more than a thousand working meetings and organised numerous international conferences and business forums. All these activities have contributed to building up the reputation of a professional and reliable think-tank, both inside and outside the country.
MISSION: to help improve policies and decision-making through research, analysis, training and advocacy.
For over five years, ICHD has implemented a wide range of projects and activities.
Key activity spheres:
- Regional Integration / Peacebuilding
- Civil Society Strengthening
- Good Governance & Transparency
- Economic Development
- Primary Health Care
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