Socio-Economic Development & Formalization
The socio-economic development of Armenia is one of the RUEA priorities. In this regard, RUEA implements projects and research programs to determine the current socio-economic challenges and to identify effective solutions, submits recommendations to state bodies in Armenia, organizes large-scale discussions and conferences aimed at socio-economic development of Armenia and overcoming obstacles, bringing together all interested parties to achieve these goals.
Based on research programs and analytical works, RUEA continuously presents important and analysis-based recommendations since 2009 regarding socio-economic reforms, anti-corruption measures, and the reduction of shadow economy of the workforce.
Within the framework of socio-economic development, RUEA projects cover the following areas:
- Creation of a favorable environment for sustainable entrepreneurship,
- Food security,
- Needs assessment among employers,
- Assessment of COVID-19 pandemic impact on business continuity and employment,
- Study of the reasons for closing a business or suspending business activities.
- Identification of obstacles for sustainable SME development and their resolutions through state support.
- Assessment of the legislation impact on the business environment.
- Identification of barriers to the formalization of the workforce, etc.
In addition, together with state bodies and non-governmental organizations, RUEA regularly participates in socio-economic development programs, discussions of concepts and strategies in various commissions, which are important for the ongoing reforms in the country, including the development of entrepreneurial activities and the formalization of the workforce.
Started: 2-August-2020 Ended: 30-June-2021This study assessed the food security system in Armenia during crises, especially during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and established a knowledge base for contribution to future food security new policy developments in Armenia.
15-05-2021The food security system can become a cornerstone for integrating and linking various sectors of the economy and becoming an alternative model for economic development. RUEA has been working with the World Food Programme in a multiphase assessment of Armenia’s food security system. On 5 February, 2021 we had a mini-conference to discuss the pillars around which food security system of Armenia can help develop the other sectors of the economy (we estimated at least 15 such sector linkages with food security).
01-03-2023"Favorable Environment and State Support Effective Tools for Sustainable SME Development and Sustainable Employment in various sectors of the RA Economy" project launchedIn the framework of the project, sociological surveys are carried out among SMEs, in-depth interviews are conducted with specialists, experts and entrepreneurs from different sectors of the RA economy, and focus group discussions are organized with state officials, experts and representatives of SMEs.
21-04-2023Armenian-Chinese business forum took place in Yerevan to develop and expand the Armenian-Chinese trade-economic relations. The event was organized by the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia and the China Overseas Development Association (CODA).