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DECENTRALIZATION IN ARMENIA:
FRAGMENTATION AND INERTIA
ARMENIA
• Attained independence from Soviet Union in
1991
• Achieved double-digit growth for several years
• GDP started d...
ARMENIA - GOVERNANCE
Govt. of Armenia
10+1 Administrative Regions
(Governed by State Appointees)
915 Communities
- 866 Rur...
FRAGMENTATION
• 915 Communities – Avg. community size 3,245
people
• Narrow scope of responsibilities and revenue
sources
...
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Emphasis on voluntary consolidation and
inter-community collaboration
• Focus on strengthening capacity ...
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Decentralization in Armenia: A Re-look

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Decentralization in Armenia: A Re-look

  1. 1. DECENTRALIZATION IN ARMENIA: FRAGMENTATION AND INERTIA
  2. 2. ARMENIA • Attained independence from Soviet Union in 1991 • Achieved double-digit growth for several years • GDP started declining post 2009 • GDP growth in 2012 – 3.8% • GDP - $ 10.5 billion (official exchange rate) • Population – 2.97 Million (July 2013 est.) • GDP per capita - $ 5,600 (2012 est.)
  3. 3. ARMENIA - GOVERNANCE Govt. of Armenia 10+1 Administrative Regions (Governed by State Appointees) 915 Communities - 866 Rural - 49 Urban
  4. 4. FRAGMENTATION • 915 Communities – Avg. community size 3,245 people • Narrow scope of responsibilities and revenue sources • Local government expenditure – 5-6% of consolidated public expenditure • Lack of capacity & diseconomies of scale
  5. 5. RECOMMENDATIONS • Emphasis on voluntary consolidation and inter-community collaboration • Focus on strengthening capacity of local communities • Sound local budget processes and improved local tax administration • Equalization grant + Capital Development Grants + Expansion of local borrowing

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