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Supporting the introduction of FMC in Armenia

4 December 2015
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The EU funded Twinning Project “Strengthening the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) in Armenia” in cooperation with its main beneficiary the RA Ministry of Finance organized a series of trainings aimed at the better understanding and introduction of Financial Management and Control (FMC) in Armenia from October 12 to December 3, 2015. The participants of the trainings were from the selected line Ministries, such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Healthcare, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Agriculture, etc. The trainings were conducted in 3 phases:  the first 2 weeks of the first phase the combined theoretical knowledge with practical workshops to enable the participants’ adaptation of newly acquired skills and knowledge to the Armenian environment. A test was completed by the participants and interviews were conducted by the EU Twinning advisor and certificates were delivered to successful participants. In order to support the sustainability of the Twinning Project results and enhance the escalation of knowledge, the Twinning Project applied the Train of trainers approach. At the second phase a number of participants were selected and trained as future trainers.

Mr ArkadiPapoyan, Deputy Head of Development Projects and Monitoring from the RA Ministry of Education and Sciencesaid“This training is of high importance. The introduction of FMC will help us to make the work of the public sector more effective which will lead to the economic and social development of the country. Armenia is now in a transition period to program budgeting that requires result based management. Of course, there are already some elements of FMC present in Armenia, nevertheless only the full introduction of FMC will ensure the economic, effective and efficient implementation of our activities. As a future trainer I will do my best to enhance the understanding and implementation of FMC through trainings, direct discussions and support to our colleagues, etc”.

At the last phase of thetraining, the Armenian trainers provided two day training to their colleagues from lines Ministries. Their performance was supervised by the MS experts who later gave them their comments and feedback. At the end of the third phase the Armenian trainers obtained certificates confirming their qualification as FMC trainers.

Marine Melikyan from the RA Ministry of Finance, who participated in the third phase of the FMC training, mentioned that she was pleased to see that the Armenian trainers were able to provide an interesting and quality training. “This was an interesting training. I was already familiar with a part of the information provided during the training, but it helped me to better structure my knowledge. I would also like to confess that I thought internal control was the responsibility of Financial and Accounting Department, while I can clearly see now that internal controls concern all the aspects of our activities and they should be integrated in all levels”.

The EU Twinning Project together with the RA Ministry of Finance will develop a roll-out plan for the further trainings.

Supporting the introduction of FMC in Armenia

The EU funded Twinning Project “Strengthening the Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) in Armenia” in cooperation with its main beneficiary the RA Ministry of Finance organized a series of trainings aimed at the better understanding and introduction of Financial Management and Control (FMC) in Armenia from October 12 to December 3, 2015. The participants of the trainings were from the selected line Ministries, such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Healthcare, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Agriculture, etc. The trainings were conducted in 3 phases:  the first 2 weeks of the first phase the combined theoretical knowledge with practical workshops to enable the participants’ adaptation of newly acquired skills and knowledge to the Armenian environment. A test was completed by the participants and interviews were conducted by the EU Twinning advisor and certificates were delivered to successful participants. In order to support the sustainability of the Twinning Project results and enhance the escalation of knowledge, the Twinning Project applied the Train of trainers approach. At the second phase a number of participants were selected and trained as future trainers. Mr ArkadiPapoyan, Deputy Head of Development Projects and Monitoring from the RA Ministry of Education and Sciencesaid“This training is of high importance. The introduction of FMC will help us to make the work of the public sector more effective which will lead to the economic and social development of the country. Armenia is now in a transition period to program budgeting that requires result based management. Of course, there are already some elements of FMC present in Armenia, nevertheless only the full introduction of FMC will ensure the economic, effective and efficient implementation of our activities. As a future trainer I will do my best to enhance the understanding and implementation of FMC through trainings, direct discussions and support to our colleagues, etc”. At the last phase of thetraining, the Armenian trainers provided two day training to their colleagues from lines Ministries. Their performance was supervised by the MS experts who later gave them their comments and feedback. At the end of the third phase the Armenian trainers obtained certificates confirming their qualification as FMC trainers. Marine Melikyan from the RA Ministry of Finance, who participated in the third phase of the FMC training, mentioned that she was pleased to see that the Armenian trainers were able to provide an interesting and quality training. “This was an interesting training. I was already familiar with a part of the information provided during the training, but it helped me to better structure my knowledge. I would also like to confess that I thought internal control was the responsibility of Financial and Accounting Department, while I can clearly see now that internal controls concern all the aspects of our activities and they should be integrated in all levels”. The EU Twinning Project together with the RA Ministry of Finance will develop a roll-out plan for the further trainings.