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Accession Number PB2013-108877
Title Evaluation of the Sun Microsystems GDA Project. USAID/Armenia.
Publication Date Sep 2010
Media Count 17p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Sun Microsystems GDA project was successful in achieving its goals of increasing the sophistication of the IT sector in Armenia. As a consequence of its support of educational institutions and collaboration with the private sector, it was possible to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that are necessary to bridge the gap between their academic foundation and the realities of the marketplace. As a result, graduates of the participating universities were able to obtain internships with local firms that invariably led to full time employment. The laboratories and testing facilities created under the project provided an environment whereby new and existing IT firms could test new applications without incurring the prohibitive expense of investing in the high-end hardware and software that would be required to conduct these experiments. Also, the incubators supported by the project provided the opportunity for young entrepreneurs to create new companies and invent new technologies that have applications not only for the domestic market but also with significant export potential.
Keywords Armenia
Computer hardware
Computer software
Information technology
Private sector
Program evaluation
U.S. Agency for International Development(USAID)

Source Agency Agency for International Development
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
92E - International Relations
96G - Foreign Industry Economic Development
Corporate Author Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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