Post Covid-19 EESE assessment of MSME trends and policies in Armenia

Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA), in line with its mandate to contribute to the development of a conducive environment for enterprises in Armenia, has called upon the ILO to assist the organization to assess the follow up analyses of the business environment in the country focusing on two specific topics – taxation system in Armenia, and Export, FDI and FDI-SME linkages.

The present report has been prepared by the ILO Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprise (EESE) Programme on request of Republican Union of Employers of Armenia (RUEA), as a follow-up to the 2016 ILO EESE Assessment report of Armenia.
This report provides an overview of the research findings of the EESE assessment. It identifies the relative strengths and weaknesses of the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises focusing on taxation system and FDI and export in Armenia as well as digitalization trends in the country.
The purpose of the assessment is to stimulate debate and to provide an evidence base for policy reforms, leading to an environment that is more conducive to the promotion of sustainable enterprises.