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Monitoring of Public Procurement in Armenia in 2009

Description: The project aims at promoting good governance in electoral and public procurement processes in Armenia. This will be achieved by fostering transparency, accountability and participation in the mentioned fields through monitoring and analyzing procedures and processes, raising awareness and generating public debate, initiating advocacy and lobbying for appropriate reforms. The Project consists of two parts, including the monitoring of the elections for Yerevan Council on May 31, 2009, and monitoring of public procurement via the publication, presentation and dissemination of Project findings.
Results: 1. Raised awareness of stakeholders through exposure to monitoring results via mass media. 2. Use of monitoring results to advocate for improvements in the election and procurement systems, for litigation initiated in cases of direct evidence of corruption or other regulatory violations. 3. Drafted recommendations for improvement of legislation, procedures and enforcement related to elections and public procurement in Armenia through advocacy and lobbying efforts. 4. Legal and practical assistance to companies involved or seeking to be involved in public procurement processes in Armenia.
Implementation period: 31.03.2009 - 28.02.2010
Budget: AMD 22,254,000.00
Donor(s): Open Society Institute - Budapest
Partners: Yerevan Press Club, "Asparez" Journalists Club, Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Vanadzor Office