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Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Armenia

Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
December 1, 2009


Date: 12/01/2009 Description: Armenia pie chart shows Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance Est. FY 2009 by Objective. Line graphs shows Total USG Assistance 1992 - 2008 (Millions); Total USG (solid) and FSA (dashed). Click for text version. - State Dept Image
ARMENIA: Fiscal Year 2009 (USD Thousands)
Total Accounts:
Assistance to Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia (AEECA):
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):
Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR):
Child Survival and Health (CSH):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Report:

U.S. Embassy:

Flag of Armenia is three equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, and orange.
Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance

FY 2008: $62.63M ($58.03M FSA, $4.61M Other)
FY 2009: $52.36M ($48.00M FSA, $4.36M Other)

Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance addresses Armenia’s economic vulnerabilities, which have been exacerbated by the global economic crisis, while continuing to support economic competitiveness. USG supports democratic reforms and strengthening of democratic institutions and processes, as well as adequate health and social services. 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/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 2008: $10.86M; FY 2009: $12.58M 

  • Increase Armenia’s ability to control its borders to prevent smuggling
  • Upgrade safety of the ageing nuclear power plant and assist with its replacement
  • 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 2008: $20.77M; FY 2009: 12.86M

  • Strengthen the rule of law, including by improving legal education, capacity of the defense bar and prosecutors, judicial ethics and human rights protections
  • Fight corruption and improve the transparency, accountability and interaction with citizens by government entities, particularly at the local level
  • Increase civic participation and government accountability by bolstering civil society, strengthening independent media and increasing access to information
  • Promote free and fair elections and greater citizen participation in the political process

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: FY 2008: $10.90M; FY 2009: $8.79M

  • Increase the use of sustainable, high quality health and reproductive care services
  • Increase access to education and health care in rural areas
  • Support public and private sector’s capacity to develop adequate social protection

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2008: $17.85M; FY 2009: $16.64M

  • Create a better functioning market by improving the tax system
  • Address economic imbalances and unemployment in Armenia
  • Encourage and support economic growth in sustainable sectors and regional trade
  • Develop legal and regulatory reforms to open up the business environment and make the private sector more competitive

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2008: $1.60M; FY 2009: $1.50M

  • 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 U.S.

Recent Successes:

  • Through a business and association development program, strengthened key industries to help increase tourism by 49% and added 2,146 sustainable IT jobs
  • Made progress towards improved Armenia-Turkey relations through a series of activities, such as 14 town hall meetings involving more than 1,400 Armenian citizens, and a joint conference discussing the role of media biases
  • To promote good governance, a network composed of 11 Advocacy and Assistance Centers have responded to nearly 2,000 requests for assistance.
  • Recently implemented an anti-corruption curriculum in Armenian schools with the goal of changing the culture of corruption starting with young people
  • Renovated 42 health facilities, provided 50 clinics with essential equipment and supplies, and trained 618 medical practitioners to apply evidence based procedures and improve quality of services

Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimated Fiscal Year 2009 to Armenia twenty-four percent of U.S. assistance went to the objective of Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), seventeen to Investing in People (IIP), twenty-four percent to Peace and Security (PS), thirty-two percent to Economic Growth (EG) and three percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA)

The Line Graph covers U.S. assistance to Armenia from 1992-2008:

  • In Fiscal Year 1992 14.02 Million dollars in Freedom Support Act (FSA) assistance was given to Armenia and total United States Government (USG) assistance was 74.96 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1993: FSA: 27.52 Million dollars; Total USG: 172.41 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1994: FSA: 100.15 Million dollars; Total USG: 159.22 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1995: FSA: 57.22 Million dollars; Total USG: 114.58 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1996: FSA: 85.01 Million dollars; Total USG: 134.23 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1997: FSA: 96.87 Million dollars; Total USG: 98.73 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1998: FSA: 88.89 Million dollars; Total USG: 116.15 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 1999: FSA: 80.36 Million dollars; Total USG: 91.94 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2000: FSA: 102.55 Million dollars; Total USG: 117.19 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2001: FSA: 74.54 Million dollars; Total USG: 102.47 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2002: FSA: 90.61 Million dollars; Total USG: 112.75 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2003: FSA: 89.41 Million dollars; Total USG: 105.07 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2004: FSA: 74.54 Million dollars; Total USG: 93.19 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2005: FSA: 74.40 Million dollars; Total USG: 91.02 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2006: FSA: 68.87 Million dollars; Total USG: 89.54 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2007: FSA: 57 Million dollars; Total USG: 71.64 Million dollars
  • Fiscal Year 2008: FSA: 57.43 Million dollars; Total USG: 74.79 Million dollars

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