Environment in emerging and transition economies

National policy dialogues (NPD) in Armenia



Year of NPD launch:  2006

Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Water Resources Management Agency (Ministry of Nature Protection), State Committee of Water Systems (Ministry of Territorial Administration)

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Finland, Government of Germany, Government of Switzerland, Government of the United Kingdom, Government of the United States of America

The National Policy Dialogues (NPD) in Armenia was initiated in 2006.  The main areas of work and achievements are summarised on this page. 

Priority areas of work and main activities:

Since the launch of the NPD, the following meetings and missions have been taking place to assist Armenia in the NPD process:

Name of the meeting Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
16th Steering Committee meeting 07 April 2017, Yerevan LoP Agenda Minutes
15th Steering Committee meeting 26 April 2016, Yerevan LoP
 Agenda  Minutes
14th Steering Committee meeting 14 December 2015, Yerevan LoP  Agenda  Minutes
13th Steering Committee meeting 16 December 2014, Yerevan LoP Agenda Minutes
12th Steering Committee meeting 06 May 2014, Yerevan LoP Agenda Minutes
11th Steering Committee meeting 12 December 2013, Yerevan LoP Agenda Minutes

10th Steering Committee meeting

and the 2nd meeting of EPIRB

26 September 2013, Yerevan LoP Agenda Minutes

 Project Progress:


Further Reading


Reforming Sanitation in Armenia

This report assesses the state of Armenia’s sanitation services, which are in poor shape, and proposes ways forward for reforming the sector by: ensuring equitable access by all and identifying solutions that work for the poorest and most remote communities; generating economies of scale and scope, and reducing both investment and operational costs for the efficient delivery of sanitation services; and moving towards sustainable cost recovery for the sanitation sector, by identifying how much funding can be mobilised from within the sector and how much external transfers are required.




You can consult the Country Review about the priorities, key achievements and plans for the future.


Towards a National Strategy for Sustainable Sanitation in Armenia

This report describes the overall aims of increasing the coverage of the Armenian population connected to the sewerage services in a financially realistic way, presents the current state of sanitation services, analyses the investment needs for the sanitation sector, the needs for market reforms and discusses options available to the sanitation sector in Armenia. It also presents the current situation with regard to financing of the sanitation sector, describes the current legal and contractual framework for sanitation services, discusses the potential changes required to drive reform and outlines the recommended next steps in development of a sustainable sanitation strategy for Armenia.


Protocol on Water and Health in Armenia

This report is prepared based on consultations with the relevant Armenian authorities. It analyzes the benefits of accession to the Protocol for Armenia and the required legislative and institutional reforms and changes, taking into consideration the baseline analysis and draft national targets and target dates already developed under the project by the working group of national experts and the international consultant and adopted by the project Steering Committee in May 2014.


Assessing the Environmental and Economic Value of Water

This report focuses on the assessment of the economic value of water in different water uses (including the environment). It is based on the development of an overview of international approaches to the assessment of the economic value of water in different sectors and uses, the identification of the value types relevant in the Armenian context and application of suitable method(s) in one or two case studies in Armenia.



Strengthening the economic and financial dimension of integrated water resources management in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

The present report addresses both dimensions, with the purpose of providing an overall perspective of the economic and financial dimension of IWRM at the river basin scale. It builds on the insights on economic instruments for water management in each country gained through three Country reviews carried out by national experts in the first phases of this project1. The following two sections will provide more details about the context and the specific objectives of the project.

The Programme


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