Launch of the National Competitiveness Report of Armenia 2017

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14-07-2017

Launch of the National Competitiveness Report of Armenia 2017

The "National Competitiveness  Report of Armenia 2017" focusing on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the global spread of disruptive technologies and their complex impact and emerging opportunities for Armenia, was launched on July 14, 2017 at Tumo Center for Creative Industries. The report has been prepared by EV Consultng and Economy and Values Research Center with the support of  SMEDA project within the EU4Business initiative, as well as the Asian Development Bank and OSCE.  

The Report provides broad analytical insights into Armenia’s economic performance during the last 25 years. The key chapters of the report focusing on Innovation and  the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the global spread of disruptive technologies and their complex impact and emerging opportunities for Armenia were funded by SMEDA project.  The Report is aimed to foster in-depth dialogue among private and public sectors to form an agenda for technology- enabled transformation of Armenia’s economy.

The meeting was attended by the Prime Minister of Armenia, Governmental officials, representatives from public and private sector, academia and researchers.  As it was noted by Mr. Karen Karapetyan, Prime Minister of RA, Armenia is open to the global developments and should be prepared to the fourth industrial revolution to get the utmost positive impacts for the  benefit of the country. He strongly recommended the private sector and researchers to get acquainted with the report and apply the recommendations therein.  The Government itself will refer to the report to seek solutions of the issues in the Government's agenda.

 

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