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Improving public expenditure accountability in Armenia
Implementation period:
April 2009 - October 2013
Global Development Network, Results for Development

The project aims to strengthen the analytical underpinnings of the policy debates around public expenditure priorities and their impact, thus improving the governance of public service delivery.

Funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the Global Development Network (GDN) and Results for Development (R4D), the project covers 14 developing countries and focuses on health, education and drinking water. Outputs of the project in Armenia are summarized below.

In 2009:

  • Program budgeting analysis based on review of 2006-2008 state budgets on health, education and water
  • Benefit incidence analysis based on a nationwide representative survey of 1,600 Armenian households
  • Identification of major policy issues in each sector

In 2010:

  • Cost effectiveness analysis of policy alternatives to address the identified issues

In 2011:

  • Follow-up household surveys to update benefit incidence analysis and cost effectiveness analysis
  • Policy simulations to support reform proposals

In 2012:

  • Endline household survey to update benefit incidence analysis
  • Town-hall meetings aimed at public outreach and discussion of policy proposals

In 2013:

  • Finalizing policy simulations 
  • Publishing policy briefs
  • Engaging with policy makers through workshops and one-on-one meetings 
  • Developing a training module on public expenditure analysis for university students and NGOs
  • Contributing to development of Research to Action toolkit and White Paper on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis


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