The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia and the European Centre hosted an online policy review ‘Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for social protection programmes’, on 12-13 December 2022. The representation of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection of Austria opened the Armenian Policy Review by giving an overview of M&E systems and the increasing importance and necessity for evaluating social policies. Representatives from Ministries from Armenia, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine presented their national architectures for Monitoring and Evaluation in social protection. Along with representatives from other Bridge Building countries, namely North Macedonia, Moldova, and Albania, the participants of the policy review discussed how national M&E systems in social protection (with a focus on child protection and population policies) can be further strengthened. The host and participating countries additionally shared practical information about their staff-, skills-, data-, methods-, and cooperation-related characteristics at the national level. Check out the Armenian policy review story here
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