20.11.2014 [News]

UNECE to help Armenia reform innovation policies

On the occasion of the official launch of the UNECE Innovation Performance Review of Armenia in Yerevan on 14 November 2014, the two sides agreed to cooperate on innovation policy reform. Under the agreement, which is to be signed at the 66th session of the Economic Commission for Europe in April 2015, UNECE will provide policy advice and capacity building services to Armenia over the coming three years to strengthen the innovative capacity of the Armenian economy. Armenia also invited UNECE to conduct a second Innovation Performance Review in 2017 to assess progress.

The current review analyses the national innovation system of Armenia, benchmarks it against international best practice, and provides a range of recommendations for improvement. The review was conducted by a team of international experts under the leadership of UNECE in cooperation with the State Committee of Science of Armenia. It is the fourth in a series of national innovation performance reviews after Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. UNECE is currently preparing a similar review of Tajikistan.

For more information, please contact: 
Mr. Ralph Heinrich, Tel:  +41 (0) 22 917 1269 or by email at: ralph.heinrich@unece.org

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Information Unit