Ameria CJSC conducts basic research on people infected with HIV and intravenous drug users by the order of the WCC (World Council of Churches) Armenian Round Table ecumenical foundation. The research opts for anonymous testing and the data received will be summarized.
The aim of the research is to evaluate the efficiency of the support received by the HIV infected people and intravenous drug users from the public and private sectors, religious, social and international organizations. It also targets at evaluation of the level of satisfaction with the assistance provided by the Armenian Apostolic Church in the social integration process, the support expected by the beneficiaries of the research, as well as disclosing types of the assistance which will facilitate the integration process, additional necessity for professional consultation, etc.
The research will disclose and estimate the needs of HIV infected people and intravenous drug users to ensure personal and purpose aid.
Ameria CJSC is contracted by the Ministry of Economy (MOE) to conduct a survey of the large tax payers in the Republic of Armenia. The survey is initiated in the scope of the grant from the Institutional Development Fund of the World Bank given to the Republic of Armenia. The survey will directly influence the implementation of the main objective of the Grant - to support the Ministry of Economy analytical development by provision of reliable data for Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model by conducting of Large Tax Payers Survey in Armenia. The Armenian CGE model will be used to analyze the impact of tax policy changes on the Armenian private sector and it will provide a baseline for subsequent analysis of the Armenian economy and economic growth.
The project activities will include sampling, design of survey instruments, running interviews, development of data entry and data analysis instruments, development of final analytical report.
Ameria is a leading advisory firm in Armenia specialized in the areas of corporate restructuring, M&A, legal advisory, direct and portfolio investments, business and strategic planning, financial advisory and tax planning, public administration and reforms, etc. As a part of Ameria financial group Ameria CJSC renders independent, confidential and objective counsel through a uniquely harmonious and efficient system of five advisory units: Management Advisory Services, Financial Advisory Services, Assurance and Taxation, Legal Practice and Investment Banking.
The judicial reforms in Armenia are implemented in two stages. During this initial phase (2003-2008) actions were taken to contribute to the separation of the judicial power from political power, as well as a new institutional framework was introduced. The second stage of the reforms is aimed at providing Armenia's judiciary with the administration, facilities and expanded capacities required to improving efficiency, reliability and the transparency of judicial operations and services. To achieve these goals the "Technical Assistance and Consulting Services for the Institutional Support of the Council of Justice and Judicial Department" 8-month project will come up with comprehensive recommendation package on the use of tools, mechanisms and criteria for the evaluation, promotion and disciplining of judges.
Within the framework of the project the Consortium will develop rules and processes for Council of Justice procedures for the professional development of judicial candidates and promotion lists, standard evaluation criteria for judges and evaluation processes. The consultants will also implement transparent rules and procedures that provide due process for the disciplining of judges. Finally, the Consortium will hold training sessions for the key personnel of the Ministry of Justice and Judicial Department to provide practical training on the recommendation package and reports developed during the Project.
In June 2009, Ameria CJSC, the RA Civil Service Council and Foreign Financing Projects Management Center of the RA Ministry of Finance signed a three-sided agreement on implementation of the project "Designing a Development Strategy for the Civil Service System of the Republic of Armenia", including training. The project will be implemented by the Consultant represented by Ameria CJSC in association with Breckenhill Inc. The project for the most part is funded by the World Bank, with co-financing by the RA Government.
Within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) initiative, a consortium lead by MWH Global with TNS Opinion and Mostra Communication implements the project "Opinion Polling and Research" (OPPOL) in 15 ENP countries including Armenia from March 2009 to March 2011. The first stage of the project is a Baseline Survey of Opinion Leaders from May to August 2009. Owning to the operational expertise in similar projects, Ameria was entrusted by the Consortium to implement the baseline studies in Armenia.
The general objective of the OPPOL project is: to generate better information about the sources of information of different target groups in the ENPI (European Neighborhood Policy Instruments) countries, as well as about their awareness, understanding and perception of the EU and the role it plays in their respective countries; to test messages aiming at getting the overall EU policies and actions across or shift opinion; to provide a reliable research basis for the EU-related communication and information activities in beneficiary countries.
In 2008 Ameria CJSC was awarded a contract on "Study of labor force in rural communities" as a winner of the contest announced by the RA State Employment Service. The project was aimed to assess the most effective and targeted application of labor force in rural areas valuing the importance of rural communities in social-economic development of Armenia.
The purpose of the research was to identify the problems of rural communities, in particular the employment rate and needs of labor force, outlook for launching small and medium business, development of economy and creating jobs not only in agribusiness but also in other economic sectors in marzes.
15 rural communities in 8 marzes of RA were surveyed, including: Aragatsotn, Ararat, Armavir, Gegharkunik, Lori, Shirak, Syunik and Tavush.
Within the framework of the development assistance of the UK Government to Armenia the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) funded "Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan in the Town of Ijevan". The Project was aimed at the elaboration of waste management plan and provision of financial resources for the waste management short-term activities in Ijevan. Armenia Office of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) managed and monitored the project implementation. As the implementing agency of the Project, Ameria CJSC was responsible for the implementation of the two consequent phases of "Ijevan Waste Management Plan" Project: Technical Assistance Phase and Investment Support Phase.
Ameria CJSC, the first Armenian company nominated for a membership in the Community of Global Growth Companies (GGC), was engaged as a founding member of the World Economic Forum's Community of GGC. It was announced during the First Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Dalian, People's Republic of China, on 6-8 September 2007.
The principal means of public transportation in Armenia are buses, trolleybuses, minibuses and metro, with minibuses being the most popular and holding about 80% share of total transportation services.
The estimated growth of the number of vehicles in the capital totals to 9,000-10,000 per year, thus making the traffic even more difficult.