The objective of this FWC is to review the conditions for disbursement of the Programme Multi Sector Budget Support 2011 (MSBS 2011). This programme benefitted from additional funding from the Eastern Partnership Integration and Cooperation (EaPIC) programme, with the aim of fostering democratic transformation and institution building. The European Commission approved in 2010 a Multi Sector budget support of “ Support to the government of Armenia for the implementation of the ENP Action Plan and preparations for the future Association Agreement”(hereafter MSBS 2010), hence establishing a platform for dialogue with Armenia towards implementation of the EU-Armenia European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) Action Plan. The EU-Armenia ENP Action Plan provides the overall political priorities for the EU Assistance to Armenia. The overall objective is to provide a detailed review of the implementation of the MSBS 2011 – EaPIC 2013 Component, in order to provide an external and independent assessment of the level of achievement of the programme’s targets. In addition to this evaluation, the FWC will provide the EU with recommendations on the direction of the policy reforms and on the options for future budget support programmes in Armenia in the areas of the Programme. The experts will also engage with the authorities and relevant civil society organisations in a technical dialogue around the scope of the programme.

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