On December 21, roundtable discussion on «The ways to activate participation of Russian Federation in International Development Assistance (IDA) programs in the Republic of Armenia» was jointly held by the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Erevan and the Trade Delegation of Russian Federation in Armenia.
The state policy of the Russian Federation in the field of International Development Assistance (IDA) aims to support sustainable social and economic development of the aid recipient countries, the settlement of crisis situations arising out of natural disasters, man-made disasters and other emergencies, internal and (or) international conflicts. The aims and objectives of the International Development Assistance established in the Concept of State Policy of Russian Federation in the field of International Development Assistance approved by Presidential Decree №259 of 20.04.2014.
Rossotrudnichestvo exercise the powers in the field of International Development Assistance according to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation № 476 of 8May 2013 "Issues of the Federal Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation".
The activities of Rossotrudnichestvo in the field of the International Development Assistance are aimed at expanding relations of good neighborliness and solidarity with the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries. Despite the fact that the priority region for the implementation of IDA programs is the CIS countries, united with Russia with historical, cultural, scientific, economic and transport links, the Russian activities in this field are global and include assistance to the Sub-Saharan countries of Africa, and to the poorest countries in the framework of the Asia-Pacific integration structures, the development of cooperation with the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.
Rossotrudnichestvo exercises the powers in the IDA field in cooperation with the Russian Federation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and other federal executive bodies, international and intergovernmental organizations, as well as with Russian and foreign commercial organizations. It develops and implements medium and long-term programs in the field of promoting International Development in the framework of bilateral assistance to the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States and other countries.
Rossotrudnichestvo actively involved in information support of the Russian Federation State Policy in the field of International Development Assistance, in the development, implementation and informational and analytical monitoring of programs of promoting the positive perception of Russia and its cultural and humanitarian presence in the world.
The Rossotrudnichestvo Representative Offices abroad provide technical assistance to recipient states, including the exchange of knowledge, skills, scientific and technical expertise in order to develop the institutional and human capacities of the partner states.