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Bringing in experiences and good practices to feed deliberation

Policy making is almost always uncertain and often feels like venturing into unknown territory. Therefore, one of the most appreciated means of support for policy-makers across the world is to get direct access to similar experiences in other countries, so as to learn, compare and adapt those aspects that may fit into their own institutional context. Among other donors, the EU is very familiar with the use of mechanisms of peer to peer learning and best practices exchange and often embed them into policy dialogue.
In INSPIRED Armenia, in a dialogue process focused on the socio-economic rights of women, a complementary initiative supported by the Visegrad Fund proved successful in leveraging peer support to dialogue participants. Representatives from business organisations, trade unions and civil society joined stakeholders in Armenia in joint discussions on best practices in promoting socio-economic rights of women and provided insight into specific policy solutions.