The Kololian Foundation has been established by the Kololian Family of Toronto, Canada. Vahan Kololian, Chairman, founded the DEPOP Armenia project in 2012 and worked with the International Centre for Human Development (www.ichd.org), in Yerevan, in selecting the researchers. Vahan Kololian is a Canadian Armenian businessman. The funding for the research project and related costs were provided by the Kololian Foundation. The researchers conducted their research on a fully independent basis.