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Launch of the WB study: “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”

Publish Date: Feb 25, 2015

Deadline: Mar 02, 2015

Event Dates: from Mar 03, 2015 02:00 to Mar 03, 2015 04:00

Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC)-Armenia jointly with the World Bank Yerevan Office 

cordially invite you on the launch of the WB study:

 “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”

 Armenia: Causes and Proposed Solutions


The issue of “missing girls” – girls who would have been born or survived infancy if their birth or survival hadn’t been deliberately interrupted -- has received global attention since the 1990s. In the population, this issue manifests in birth ratios strongly skewed in favor of baby boys. Such skewed birth ratio is also observed in Armenia where 113 boys were born for every 100 girls in 2013. The underlying causes, perceptions about this issue, and proposed solution will be discussed based on a recently completed study.


14:00: Welcome and opening remarks (Heghine Manasyan, Chief Executive Officer, CRRC-Armenia, and Laura E. Bailey, Country Manager for Armenia, Europe and Central Asia Region

World Bank)

14:15: “Missing Girls” in Armenia: Causes, Consequences and Policy options to Address Skewed Sex Ratios at Birth (Nistha Sinha, Senior Economist, World Bank)

14:40: Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Phenomenon of “Missing Girls in South Caucasus”: Perspectives from a Regional Study (Giorgia Demarchi, Consultant, World Bank)


15:00: Perceptions and Attitudes Regarding the Phenomenon of “Missing Girls”: What Did Armenian Focus Group Discussions Tell Us? (CRRC Team)

15:20: Questions and Answers

16:00: Closing remarks


If interested in the discussion, please, confirm your attendance via or call at (010) 57 48 98, 57 48 68 by 10:00, March 2, 2015, mentioning your name and organization affiliation. 

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1 Alex Manoogian Str., Library Bld., Robert Schuman’s Hall (second floor)


English with simultaneous translation into Armenian


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