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Armenia - Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Households, May 2010

To assess the impact of the financial and economic crisis on the most vulnerable population groups, the Government of Armenia, with financial and technical support from the UN Country Team, conducted a representative household vulnerability survey across all 11 marzes (provinces) in Armenia, including Yerevan in August 2009. The national counterparts were the National Statistical Service (NSS) and the National Institute of Labour and Social Research of the Ministry of Labour and Social Issues (MLSI). The Institute has the mandate to provide evidence-based policy recommendations to the Ministry and other Government agencies in the area of service provision and social protection. The survey results reflect the impact of the crisis on household incomes, employment, migration processes, food security, access to healthcare services and coping strategies in rural and urban areas. The Report with its conclusions and recommendations is intended to inform the UN, Government and other interested parties’ decision-making and response.