Social Entrepreneurship in Armenia and Georgia

In response to the European Commission’s EU4Youth initiative, Mercy Corps and regional partners – the Association of Business Consulting Organisations of Georgia (ABCO) and Armenian NGO, Development Principles (DP) initiated a programme, aimed at fostering youth employment and societal change through the Social Entrepreneurship in Armenia and Georgia (SEAG). To build SEAG partners’ market awareness and inform project further activities, participatory market assessment of social enterprises was commissioned by the project team from March 1 to April 30, 2020. The assessment overviews the current state of the social economy in Armenia, identified key stakeholders of the field, mapped the existing social enterprises of Shirak, Tavush, and Lori regions and conduct an analysis of their main features. The methodology of the survey included a desk review, 10 key expert interviews and a quantitative survey with 49 identified social enterprises.


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