iMigrant platform is created to contribute to the job creation and economy of Armenia through supporting and promoting direct linkages between migration and development.

Labour migrants and the  Diaspora are powerful players in the economic development of the country and they play a fundamental role in international affairs and foreign assistance.

Our main GOAL is to enhance diverse economic climates in Armenia through labour migrants’ and Diaspora’s direct investment, which, in its turn, will create new jobs, as well as a groundwork for startups and small and medium-sized businesses.

OUR MISSION: iMigrantArmenia platform contributes to the job creation and economy of Armenia through supporting and promoting direct linkages between migration and development.

Our Objectives

  1. Inspiring Armenian labour migrants elsewhere to contribute to the economic development of Armenia,
  2. Promote return of Armenian migrants and foster their economic reintegration,
  3. Promotion of entrepreneurship and business development and consequently – direct and indirect contribution to increasing employment,
  4. Raising awareness in Armenia about the importance of labour migrants engagement in the development of the country,
  5. Building platforms for direct participation in various initiatives,
  6. Building channels for sharing important news on business development in Armenia.

Who will benefit from the platform?

  • labour migrants and their families,
  • unemployed youth, especially in rural areas,
  • local businesses,
  • municipalities,
  • Diaspora professionals,
  • foreign companies.

Our efforts to improve the evidence-base for MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT policy-making

Labour migrants and Diaspora are powerful players in the economic development of a country and play a fundamental role in international affairs and foreign assistance. Loyal and devoted to the matrix, the contribution goes beyond much-needed investments, leading to an improvement of the investment climate as a whole. Through their unlimited devotion, Diaspora investors are less affected by political risks or economic instabilities than other investors, oftentimes feeling proud and having a sense of duty to their homeland.

Unlike FDI, where the majority of profits flow out of the country, a large share of direct Diaspora investment stays primarily in the country of investment. The other part of the population that plays an important part are those who stay in the country.

Depending on the economic progress, there is often a gap in development between the urban and rural areas, causing an internal migration to the cities as step one, and later developing into emigration to other countries, in search for a better life as step two. Our main GOAL is to enhance diverse economic climates in Armenia through labour migrants’ and Diaspora’s direct investment, which, in its turn, will create new jobs, as well as a groundwork for startups and small and medium-sized businesses.

The Community Development Investment system (CDIS) is designed and developed in order to stimulate and support virtual return (through use of IT systems), temporary return and permanent return. CDIS is a system that will facilitate a ‘dialogue’ on the one hand among identified and assessed clusters, value chains, businesses, and communities, and on the other hand, investors, primarily circular labour migrants, diaspora and/or Armenians living abroad with an interest to return to Armenia virtually, temporarily or permanently.

CDIS portal is open to anyone interested in investing in clusters, value chains, cooperatives, and businesses, and/or open a business that would fit an identified cluster and/or value chain in Armenia.

It distinguishes two primary target groups:

– circular labour migrants, their families, and communities

– Diaspora and/or Armenians who live abroad and are looking for ways to move virtually, temporarily or permanently to Armenia with the intention to invest in clusters, value chains and/or businesses and/or business start-ups.

The iMigrantArmenia platform is one of the results of EU-funded “Strengthening current and future employment and self-employment programmes through a sustainable value chain management system under the Migration Resource Centres and Local Centres of the State Employment Agency” “iMigrantarmenia.EU” project in Armenia.

The Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Public Employment Service) in cooperation with the State Employment Agency under the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Republic of Armenia is implementing the EU-funded “iMigrantarmenia.EU” project in Armenia.

The project and partnerships are targeting national priorities of Armenia; value chain management in the regions, promotion and support of innovative rural business models to stimulate employment, especially among youth and women. The sectoral focus of the project is on agribusiness, IT and tourism.

The project started in mid-July, 2017 with a duration of one year. The project falls under the framework of the Mobility Partnership Agreement between Armenia and the European Union and is administered by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).

The project resulted in design and establishment of an IT-system, called Community Development Investment System (CDIS), which serves as a link between Armenians living and working abroad, and foreigners, who are ready and willing to invest in competitive and qualifying community development projects and business models.


The Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Public Employment Service) cooperates with other EU Member States’ public employment services and the European Commission to help ensure that the European labour market functions in the best way possible.

Arbetsförmedlingen carries out externally financed development partnerships in different countries and regions of the world, such as the Eastern Partnership region, Southeast Asia and in Africa south of the Sahara. The partnership projects are financed by Sida or the EU and aim to contribute to smoothly functioning public employment services in the partnership countries.

More information about the Swedish Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) activities can be found on www.arbetsformedlingen.se.


State Employment Service Agency of RA functions under the Ministry of labour and social affairs, which aims at implementing the state employment policy of the Republic of Armenia.

The agency carries out its activities within the framework of the RA Law “On Social Security in the Case of Employment and Unemployment”, the Charter of the agency and sub-legislative acts deriving from the law.

The main objective of the agency is the implementation of state employment regulation programs aimed at creating conditions for the full and effective employment of the population.

More information about the Agency’s activities and the State Employment Policies of the RA can be found on www.employment.am.