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Lecture at the Advanced Research and Planning for Armenia Institute

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Lecture and Presentations

Main Lecture Slides, Agriculture, Education, Information Technology: Critical Sectors For Armenia's Economy, March 25, 2010.

Supplemental Material, IT Off-Shoring in Armenia, January 28, 2010.

Supplemental Material, Small Business Incubator, January 28, 2010.

Photos and Slides

Armenian Agri-Tourism slide show. Note: depending on the Internet connection speed, pictures may seem to "stick" and take some time to change while loading.

Other photo galleries for your perusal.



Central Intelligence Agency, World Fact Book, Middle East, Armenia. Source of many statistics used in the presentation.

Dairy, Produce, Wine

Areni Wine Festival brochure, October 17, 2009, 2.4 MB download.

Armenian Food Products Catalog, 2010. Takes a while to load, but worth it.

ARKA News Agency, Union of Armenian winemakers: shortage of high quality raw-material is the main problem of wine-making in Armenia, March 17, 2010.

Bio-Diversity and Organics

Armenia: Biodiversity, Australian International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Plants Genetic Resources (PGR) in Central Asia and Caucusus, 2003.


Daravand Guest House, Dilijan, Armenia. Brochure, 1.4 M download.

ARKA News Agency, Prime minister: need to have cheap tours, September 29, 2009.

Standards and Practices

Wikipedia, Bologna Process, Signatories

European Commission, European strategy and co-operation in education and training, February 17, 2010. Live web page discussing EU educational policies.

Half Will Leave

ARKA News Agency, Study: about 50% of IT departments’ graduates have no intention to work in this area, September 16, 2009

Data Awareness

ARKA News Agency, Armenia’s median nominal wage in 2009 was 101,895 drams, March 12, 2010. Note the disparity of about 25% between the public and private sector.

Internet Access

Beeline, Ինչ է Hi-Line (What is Hi-Line): information page in Armenian (Russian also available).

VivaCell MTS, MTS Connect Classic: 3G wireless Internet tariff plan.

Document Encoding

Wikipedia, ArmSCII. Article on the 256 character Armenian computer font.

Wikidpedia, Armenian alphabet, Character encodings section. This documents Unicode as specifically applied to Armenian, as well as showing the difference between Eastern and Western keyboard layouts.

The Unicode Consortium, Ի՞նչ է Յունիկոդը or What is Unicode and link to English translation.

Mobile Wars

Icon Communications, Standard Package Offerings showing current tariff in AMD.

Apaga Technologies, Rural Development on-line presentation with Gyumri example.

Don't Give But Loan or Invest

World Bank, Capacity Development Resource Center, Engaging the Diaspora to Deal with Brain Drain resource center.

World Bank, Second Globelics Conference, Work Globally, Develop Locally:Diaspora Networks as Springboard of Knowledge-based Development. See especially the comments about the Armenian diaspora starting on page 15.

Partner Teams

ARKA News Agency, KFW to provide Armenia with 110 million euros for 2009-2010, February 16, 2010.

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