SME Statistics to be improved and harmonised
With an objective to improve and harmonise SME statistics in Armenia with international and EU standards, and enhance the capacities of the National Statistical Service of the Republic Armenia (NSSRA) in that regard, SMEDA has supported two missions with Lithuanian and Danish experts who have worked with the respective NSSRA staff to reveal where the agency stands on 1) SME statistics and estimation of GDP or GVA by size; and 2) statistics on structural business and indicators on sole proprietorships. The experts, presented the Lithuanian and Danish experience and methodologies to collect and analyse the stated statistics and relevant indicators and discussed ways, data sources and options with local experts to estimate the mentioned statistics by NSSRA. The gathered information and findings will be analysed by the experts, who will produce reports with proposed actions, criteria and recommendations for the NSSRA as a result of these two missions.
The improvement of SME statistics is one of the key activities of SMEDA for 2018 and follow up missions and studies are envisaged further on, rounding up to a more accurate information on SMEs, increased number of SME indicators and general awareness about the state of the SME sector and its contribution in the Armenian economy.
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Startup Boost Weekend Vol.4
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The Demo Day of the third batch of graduating startups of the EU-funded Armenia Startup Academy was successfully held on January 19, 2019. During the Demo Day, the founders of 12 startups that had been enrolled in the third cycle of the 12-week pre-acceleration programme of the Armenia Startup Academy introduced themselves and their products and solutions to the interested public, shared what they had learned at the Academy and what their future plans were.
2019 started for EU-SMEDA project with an activity aimed at strengthening of BMO’s (Business membership organisations) capacities. The visiting BMO consultant Karen Konopka met with a dozen of active BMOs for guidance and sharing of her hands-on expertise that aimed to improve their efficiency in performance, in particular in becoming more independent and sustainable as entities.
The second Empowering Regions through High-Tech 2018 Forum was successfully held in Gyumri, the 2nd largest city of Armenia from 7-8 December. It gathered around 200 young people and specialists from all the regions of RA engaged in high-tech, startup and innovation fields.