Tag: development

January 26, 2024
The Need to Diversify Armenia’s Financial System

The Need to Diversify Armenia’s Financial System

Banks make up the largest portion of Armenia's domestic financial system, accounting for approximately 79% of its total assets. While the banking system is well-regulated and devoid of bankruptcies for more than two decades, Armenia needs to diversify its financial system to ensure growth and prosperity.

January 16, 2024
Tigran Nazaryan: AI-Built Websites

Tigran Nazaryan: AI-Built Websites

Tigran Nazaryan, co-founder of 10Web, joins us to discuss how their platform allows users to build websites using AI. Tigran shared with us the founding story of the company, and how their product’s popularity has grown over the last few years. Lastly, Tigran spoke about how AI-built websites will evolve as the capabilities of large AI models continue to develop.

August 8, 2023

Gevorg Karapetyan: The Last Mile of AI Product Deployment

Gevorg Karapetyan, the co-founder and CTO of Zero, joins us to discuss the development of generative AI solutions for augmenting knowledge workers. We explore the company’s platform, Hercules, which delivers generative AI solutions for enterprise customers and the productivity benefits it brings. Gevorg also shared his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities in building sustainable and defensible businesses in the era of foundational AI models, as well as the future of co-pilots for knowledge workers.

November 1, 2022
Arsen Stepanyan: Building SaaS Solutions for the Restaurant Industry

Arsen Stepanyan: Building SaaS Solutions for the Restaurant Industry

Arsen Stepanyan, the co-founder and CEO of Orders.co, joins us to discuss what challenges and opportunities there are in building software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the restaurant industry. Orders.co is a Los Angeles-based order and menu management system for small- and medium-sized restaurants. We also discussed Arsen’s efforts to build a team for his company in Armenia, and what lessons he’s drawn from his experience.

September 12, 2022
EBRD in Armenia

EBRD in Armenia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has been working in Armenia for the past three decades focusing on developing the country’s financial sector, supporting development of value-added industrial companies, improving the business environment and more. Head of EBRD’s Yerevan Resident Office, George Akhalkatsi, speaks to EVN Report about the organization’s activities and plans for the future.

August 25, 2021
Understanding the Government Programme

Understanding the Government Programme

On August 18, 2021, Armenia’s Prime Minister unveiled the Armenian Government’s 2021-2026 Programme and said that opening an era of peaceful development for Armenia and the region is their most important mission. EVN Report’s Maria Titizian speaks to political analyst Tigran Grigoryan who takes a closer look at the Programme’s vision for Artsakh, security and defense and foreign policy.

July 6, 2021
Between Belt and Road

Between Belt and Road

Armenia and China share a rich history in which mercantilist Armenians played a noteworthy role in the exchange of goods along the Silk Road. Although the Armenian state today is vastly different from a millennium ago, that industrious character remains in the Armenian spirit.

May 19, 2021
Post-War Diplomacy

How Not to Teach History

Narek Manukyan, co-founder of the Paradigma Educational Foundation speaks to EVN Report about how educators approach the way history is taught in the classroom, how teachers design their lesson plans and how this can impact identity and development.

April 1, 2020
How Tech Impacts Development

How Tech Impacts Development

Ruzanna Safaryan, an expert in tech education and ecosystem development and head of the UNDP ImpactAim Accelerator program speaks to EVN Report about tech/IT education, their accelerator programs and about Armenian women in tech.

April 30, 2019
Revitalizing Armenia’s Transport System

Revitalizing Armenia’s Transport System

In the second of a multi-part series, Dr. Lucyann Kerry writes that as other countries set examples and move forward to solve transport problems, Armenia may have an opportunity to use its energized political will and seek innovative solutions to its transport system.

November 30, 2018
The Parties, the Platforms (Part II)

The Parties, the Platforms (Part II)

The election campaign for the upcoming snap parliamentary elections is in full swing. In this second installment, read about the main provisions and principles (translated from the original Armenian) from the campaign programs of the following political forces: Bright Armenia, National Progress, Sasna Tsrer, Country of Law, Prosperous Armenia, Citizen's Decision.

November 28, 2018
The Parties, the Platforms (Part I)

The Parties, the Platforms (Part I)

The election campaign for the upcoming snap parliamentary elections is in full swing. There are nine political parties and two coalition forces running for a seat in the country’s National Assembly. In a series of installments, EVN Report will present the main provisions and principles (translated from the original Armenian) from the campaign programs of those political forces.

November 8, 2018

What Type of State Do We Want?

With snap parliamentary elections just a month away, there is a historic opportunity to set the foundations for a democratic state. While fair and free elections are critically important, they are only a first step. Armenia’s democratization must include making human rights the cornerstone and main guiding framework for policy making.

July 25, 2017

30,000 Software Engineers in Armenia by 2025

The favorable IT climate in Armenia is the reason for the recent software boom.There are more than 450 IT companies, which are employing more than 10 thousand software developers and engineers. Around two thirds of Armenian IT output is exported to over 20 countries. So what is standing between Armenia and its dream of building a "Silicon Mountain"?