The presented assessment was conducted in April-May 2017, by Civic Development and Partnership
Foundation in the framework of the BRIDGE for CSOs programme, implemented by Armenian General
Benevolent Union (AGBU) with Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and financed by the European
Union (EU). The programme is aimed at strengthening the capacity of Armenian civil society to effectively
contribute to the decision making process in Armenia.
The purpose of the assessment was to gain a better understanding of Armenian CSOs’ needs and gaps in
terms of professional and sector-related (vertical) skills and competences and to collect baseline data for
the BRIDGE for CSOs programme. The key interest of the assessment is to understand the specific gaps
of CSOs as content drivers, and identify their specific thematic needs for development. The assessment
was carried out through desk review, online survey, expert interviews and expert consultations.