Fostering Regional and Local Development in Georgia

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - United States Country: Georgien Funding amount: € 1.350.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2012 End: 31.10.2017

Short Description:

Overall goal

The ADA contribution in this project supports the regional and local development processes in the Kvemo Kartli region, in line with the State Strategy for Regional Development of Georgia. Main outcomes are the improvement of the socio-economic environment in the region and localities and improved quality of public services. The project is expected to benefit at least 120,000 persons in Kvemo Kartli region (total population ca. 500,000).

The main results are: regional authorities developed their first mid-term Regional Development Strategy for the Region of Kvemo Kartli, and local authorities of all 7 municipalities of the region produced their Municipal Development Plans in line with the Regional Development Strategy. On both administrative levels, a grant scheme finances the implementation of selected priority actions with a main focus on agriculture. The assisted planning processes ensure program budgeting, i.e. the municipal plans are linked with the local budgets, respectively, with their priorities.

These planning processes are taking place in a participatory manner involving governmental and non-governmental stakeholders (such as authorities, NGO/CSOs, business sector representatives). The project provides intensive capacity development and coaching measures for at least 50 local officials on regional and municipal levels (on strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) in order to ensure that authorities independently embark on these processes in the future. In support of synchronization of all state planning levels, including the national one, the project provides trainings for at least 40 officials at the national level too in order that they provide the required guidance to the regional and local authorities in the future.

The project is part of a wider multi-donor initiative supported by SDC and SIDA as well, directed at 4 regions in Georgia and supporting comprehensive capacity building and policy implementation on central level.

project number 8290-01/2012
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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