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Transparent and Accountable Governance

Strong and effective democracies need well-functioning legal frameworks, institutions, systems and processes to ensure government performance, accountability, transparency, and checks and balances.  Citizen participation and the free flow of information also play fundamental roles in ensuring government accountability and transparency, as well as in furthering government legitimacy and effectiveness.  USAID will continue to strengthen the overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of governance in Georgia, including the legislative and executive branches at various levels, while advancing civic engagement and public information.   

Current programs:

The Good Governance Initiative (GGI)
Jan 2015 – Jan 2020                 
Tetra Tech ARD       
GGI works to improve the administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels by increasing the openness of the Georgian government; strengthening policy development and law-making processes; and strengthening institutional oversight of government.  The project introduces and strengthens systems for strategic planning and performance management, participatory policy and legislative development, performance-based budgeting, intra-governmental coordination; and public communications. Assistance will support Georgia’s participation in ongoing governance reform initiatives and international commitments. 


Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) 
Sept 2014–Sept 2019
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
This award will build the capacity of journalists to demonstrate accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues, including key government reforms, as well as support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency.

Advancing Civil Society Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS)
Sept 2014–Sept 2019

East-West Management Institute (EWMI) 

ACCESS aims to: increase citizen engagement in the activities of civil society organizations (CSOs); improve CSO leadership, organizational capacity and sustainability across a range of organizations in and outside of Tbilisi; empower CSOs to more effectively monitor and influence government policies and processes; and ensure that, through local ownership, the Centers for Civic Engagement continue to operate as politically neutral gathering spaces for public discourse.

Momavlis Taoba (Future Generation)     

June 2014-Oct 2017       
Project Harmony International  
This award aims to promote greater civic engagement among young people and to expand and institutionalize secondary school civic education curricula through practical applications.

Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) PLUS  
Sept 2011– Sept 2015        
Chemonics International      
The award complements the implementation of USAID/Caucasus’s assistance efforts in democracy and governance, economic growth, energy and environment, and health and education sectors by developing individual skills and institutional capacity of select public entities, civil society organizations, and other private organizations.  









Last updated: September 18, 2015

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