ROUND TABLE-DISCUSSION AT ASUE: PROBLEMS OF INCLUSIVE ECONOMY (photos)
A round table-discussion entitled “Regional and Local Development Problems in the RA” was conducted at ASUE Center for International Programs today within the framework of “Creating a Platform for Discussion on Inclusive Growth in Armenia” program. ASUE Rector Koryun Atoyan, a representative of Swiss Cooperation Office in the South Caucasus Lukas Lyusher, the first Deputy Minister of the RAMinistry of Territorial Administration Vache Terteryan, the Director of Armenian Office of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Zara Alaverdyan, ASUE Vice-Rectors, members of the program management group were present at the measure.
Welcoming the start of the regular program of Armenian Office of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation at our University, the Rector expressed gratitude to the office for trust and cooperation.
“As we know, the Government of the Republic of Armenia defines the strategy, that we need to implement combination of priorities along with development of human capital, improvement of the social security system, modernization of the public administration system, creation of working places, to ensure inclusive growth and prosperity.
It is also necessaryto develop effective policies ensuring equal opportunities. Led by the goal to support the Government and other key stakeholders, Armenian State University of Economics has developed a round table-discussion series focused on discussion of urgent issues of inclusive economic and promotion of public debate”; said the Rector and added that our University aimed to become a structure implementing applied research and consultancy, which would enable us to cooperate regularly with the main key stakeholders in the Republic.
The Rector’s speech is presented here: http://media.asue.am/upload/Rectori_uxerc-nerarakan.pdf.
Director of Armenian Office of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Zara Alaverdyan expressed gratitude to Armenian State University of Economics for cooperation, wished success to the participants, noting in her remark that the discussed topic within the framework of today’s round table was very important, especially that the RA Government had initiated regional reforms. She hoped that this discussion would give its first results. A member of the Program Management Group Nvard Manasyan presented the overall logic of the program and noted that the theoretical and practical knowledge and the potential of experience of Armenian State University of Economics were favorable platform to discuss all modules and problems of the mentioned question, to promote experts’ debates.
The main speakers: the first Deputy Minister of the RAMinistry of Territorial Administration Vache Terteryan and Academician of the RA National Academy of Sciences, the Head of the Chair of Management at ASUE, Professor Yuri Suvaryan, reported on the topic.
Vache Terteryan mentioned in his speech that local government system needed dynamic changes, and the RA Government was always ready to listen to professional new arguments and proposals, he also added that those systems should be consistent with the current situation.
Then the Chairman of Communities Finance Officers Association Vahan Movsisyan presented the development conducted by team of experts: the current state of the communities’ enlargement process, the modules of enlargement, management characteristics. The Deputy Minister also thanked ASUE Rector for initiating such discussion, stressing that it’s important to discuss the regional development problems in the range of reputable scientists.
Yuri Suvaryan made remark entitled “Regional and Local Development Problems in the RA”, presenting the concept he had developed.
Speeches were followed by a lively discussion.
ASUE Media and Public Relations Division
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