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Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics

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Although not new in the developed part of the world, the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ethical leadership are making first steps in gaining popularity in developing countries, with Armenia being not an exception. Nowadays many Armenians can hardly explain what constitutes to be a good corporate citizen, which is quite often confused with engaging in charitable activities. It is obvious that any for-profit entity is mainly concerned with earning and accumulating wealth, but the current worldwide trend is that this is not the only determinant of their existence and long-term success. More and more businesses realize that they do not operate in a vacuum; continuous interaction with different stakeholders is critical, with serious considerations for the environment, economically vulnerable populations, and the society as a whole.

In light of the above, it is therefore paramount to raise ethical competence and integrity standards of local managers for them to succeed in today's competitive and highly demanding world. With this in mind, the given training is aimed at familiarizing the audience with the theoretical framework for corporate social responsibility and business ethics, addressing the issues of its practical application, and exploring its contributions and limitations to the society.

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Policy Research and Dialogue Grants

Counterpart International Armenia announces its solicitation of Request for Proposals for Policy Research and Dialogue Grants from Armenian non profit, non governmental organizations

The Policy Research and Dialogue Grants aim to support policy research and analysis projects to enable more comprehensive, evidence based and data driven decisions in national or local policy-making processes. In particular, the policy research conducted by think tanks and research organizations can provide the government representatives and agencies with more in-depth knowledge and expertise around the issue, an opportunity to partake in policy-making processes and access to international best practices.

The areas of policy research will cover sector-specific issues and call for a sound research on a given topic (including an impact analysis, viable solutions to overcome the constraints/gaps and recommendations for a policy change).The illustrative possible broad and more specific themes for policy research include but are not limited to the following:

  • Local Government (i.e. local taxes, waste management, provision of sanitary services)
  • Democratic governance (i.e. public procurement system)
  • Social Policy (i.e. legislation on temporary disability)
  • Freedom of expression (i.e. independent media and censorship)
  • Gender issues (i.e domestic violence)

Requested amount shall not exceed 2,700,000 AMD per grant and can be directed towards administrative, program and human resource costs of the proposed project. Counterpart expects at least 20% contribution or cost share from each applicant organization.

All projects in the framework of this grant will need to be completed by September 30, 2011.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 15:00 March 31, 2011.

Detailed announcement and application forms are available HERE.

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