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Capacities of Local Self-government Bodies in Participatory Decision Making and Planning and Engagement of Civil Society and Private Sectors at Local level Lori and Tavush Marzes Capacities of Local Self-government Bodies in Participatory Decision Making and Planning and Engagement of Civil Society and Private Sectors at Local level Lori and Tavush Marzes

This sociological survey was implemented in August-September 2011 in a number of communities in Lori and Tavush marzes of Armenia with the objective to identify the current status of and issues associated with civil participation in local self-government as an important component local democracy.

This survey has been implemented in 16 communities (including six urban and ten rural) of the two marzes with application of two different questionnaires, which enables interviews with 260 respondents divided into two major categories, such as: a) representatives of local self-government bodies (LSGs), which include members of community councils, heads and deputy heads of municipalities, and municipal staff (100 people in total); and b) residents of communities (representatives of non-municipal organisations and groups, 160 in total).