This book provides an assessment of reforms in local self-government sector in Armenia in 2007 and 2008. The assessment has been produced on the basis of methodology developed by the experts of CFOA. The assessment of the reforms is based on implementation of programmatic provisions of the government of Armenia in the sector of local self-government, indicators describing current status of reforms in the local self-government, performance of local self-government bodies and performance of obligations assumed by Armenia in the framework of international organizations.
The CFOA has participated and followed the reforms of the local self-government system in Armenia since its establishment in 1996. In the past thirteen years CFOA published two books setting out assessment of the reforms and recommendations on further actions and measures. The first book, Local self-government reforms in Armenia: Policy options and recommendations, (edited by D. Tumanyan, PhD Economics) was published in 2004. This publication consists of reviews of local self-government reforms in 1996-2004.
The second book, Local self-government reforms in Armenia (2004-2006), Book 2 (edited by D. Tumanyan, PhD Economics), was published in 2008. It reviews and assesses local self-government reforms in 2004-2006.
This report is the CFOA’s third publication devoted to the local self-government reforms. It is shaped into a set of reports. Effective 2007, CFOA has produced and published assessments of local self-government reforms as reports. The reports provide assessments of reforms by individual sectors, such as administrative and territorial division and inter-community cooperation, community property, finance, local elections and operations, local democracy, administrative structures and provision of community services.
The reports set out problems in the area of local self-governance and recommendations to address those.