Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007: $63.79 Million (M) ($58M FSA, $5.79M Other)
Estimate FY 2008: $62.39M ($58.03M FSA, $4.36M Other)**
Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance supports democratic and social reform to enhance regional stability and the development of the infrastructure and institutions necessary to become a free-market, democratic nation. USG assistance also supports the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan and improved relations with Turkey needed to enhance movement of goods and people throughout the region, and to create a better trade and investment environment.
Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):
Peace and Security (PS): FY 2007: $12.21M; Est. FY 2008: $8.72M
- Increase Armenia’s ability to control its borders to prevent smuggling;
- Improve the law-enforcement capacity and legal-regulatory structure for Armenian border security and export control;
- Support development of U.S./NATO-interoperable defense institutions and of medical, de-mining, and peacekeeping capabilities.
Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2007: $17.92M; Est. FY 2008: $21.1M
- Promote democratic principles and institutions in all levels of society;
- Increase public policy cooperation / dialogue between civil society and government;
- Promote free, fair, and participatory elections.
Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: $13.98M; Est. FY 08: $10.9M
- Increase the use of sustainable, high quality health and reproductive care services;
- Increase access to education and health care in rural areas;
- Strengthen Armenia’s social protection departments and agencies.
Economic Growth (EG): FY 2007: $17.49M; Est. FY 2008: $20.08M
- Address economic imbalances and unemployment in Armenia;
- Encourage and support economic growth in sustainable sectors;
- Develop legal and regulatory reforms to open up the business environment and make the private sector more competitive.
Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2007: $1.4M; Est. FY 2008: $1.6M
- Relieve suffering of vulnerable populations by providing donated food, clothing, and medicine;
- Collaborate with in-country NGOs and local officials to build partnerships between the people of Armenia and the people of the United States.
- USG grants to community organizations supported programs that directly benefited over 3,000 citizens and indirectly benefited 82,000 others.
- Completion of 12 small reconstruction projects which improved the quality of life for the institutionalized through structural repair of beneficiary institutions.
- Through a business and association development program, strengthened key industries to help increase tourism by 49% and added 2,146 sustainable IT jobs.
- Supported alternative dispute resolution practices in Armenia, resulting in an increase in the number of businessmen applying to the Arbitration Court.
- Provided upgrades to Armenian law enforcement’s computer network thereby improving real-time communication among precincts in Yerevan and the regions.
- Translated and published a book of the decisions issued by the European Court of Human Rights to promote compliance with international standards.
- Trained approximately 50 Armenian prosecutors as part of trial advocacy seminars.
*Division J of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, including: FSA, CSH, NADR, IMET and FMF.
**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/101440.pdf .
Armenia: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands
Total For. Ops. Accounts**
FREEDOM Support Act:
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):
Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR):
Child Survival and Health (CSH):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):