On June 8, the training of interviewers participating in the “Citizenship Index” research to be carried out within the framework of the “CapSLoc: Capacities for Sustained Locally-Led Development” project was held.
Hasmik Tamamyan, the head of the research team, presented the design, nature and scope of the “Citizenship Index” research. Geographic information system (GIS) specialist Lilit Minasyan presented the GIS sampling tool and technical instructions, emphasizing the accuracy and importance of the GIS tool from the point of view of conducting similar research.
The project team leader, Araks Mikayelyan, presented the main goal of the project, underlining the importance of research for the achievement of the project goals. The project’s international expert Paolo Crugnola spoke about the concept of the “Citizenship Index”, presenting the idea and objectives of the research.
The interviewers conducted pilot interviews in the consolidated Akhuryan community, after which they discussed the problems they encountered during the cognitive interviews and their possible solutions. The Interviewer Hripsime Petrosyan emphasized the importance of the training, stating: “The course was very effective and useful in terms of field work. I also attach great importance to overcoming revealed problems by teamwork at the end of the course.”
The research fieldwork aimed at the assessment of the “Citizenship Index” will be conducted in the coming month.
“CapSLoc: Capacities for Sustained Locally-Led Development” project is supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“CapSLoc: Capacities for Sustained Locally-Led Development” project is implemented by “NGO Center” civil society development NGO, in cooperation with Urban Foundation, “Women for Development” NGO, “Armenian Caritas” benevolent NGO and “Compass” scientific-research, education and consulting center” NGO.