USAID Eyes Public-Private Deals to Boost Armenian ICT Industry

The U.S. Agency for International Development is exploring public-private partnerships to boost Armenia’s information and communication sector.

During his visit to Armenia, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe & Eurasia Jonathan Hale met with Armenian Minister of Economy Nerses Yeritsyan to discuss possible collaboration with the country’s private sector.

“We look forward to partnering with USAID on the IT sector, which has great potential as Armenia has an advantage in this sector. We want companies to come to Armenia and create their innovative environments,” Yeritsyan said, according to a news release from USAID.

The USAID office in Armenia is consulting with local companies, Armenian universities and other stakeholders in the country’s technology industry to identify possible U.S. and Armenian firms that could partner to promote research and development, university training and Internet access beyond Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan.

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