UK Government, UNDP Support Public Administration Reform in Georgia

The Government of Georgia, Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled key findings of a recent research which examines public perceptions towards the Georgian civil service and job satisfaction of civil servants. The...

EU Promotes Best Rural Development Practices in Georgia

The European Union has finalised a series of study tours to the regions of Georgia for representatives of local governance, business and civil society. The study tour to Borjomi on 18-19 February 2017 followed the earlier tours to Lagodekhi and Kazbegi and aimed to share experience of the Local Action Groups...

European Union Supports Study Trips on Best Practices in Rural Development

The European Union continues supporting a series of study tours for representatives of local governance, business and civil society to share experience of the Local Action Groups (LAGs) that work to engage local residents in rural development. The first study tour in Lagodekhi, in December 2016, was followed by...

Georgia Harnesses Swiss Experience in Promoting University Education for Vocational Teachers in Agriculture

Representatives of Ilia State University, Georgian Agrarian University, Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia visited Switzerland on January 22-29, 2017, to learn about educational and qualification programmes for teachers of Vocational Education and Training (VET). In the...

UNDP, Council of Europe Development Bank to boost Development Goals in Europe

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) today agreed to extend their cooperation for another five years, aiming to scale up their support for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia. The...

Georgian Students Attend the Winter School on Personal Data Protection

Over 30 law and media students from Georgian universities are attending the Winter School on Personal Data Protection organized by the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia with assistance from the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Office of the United Nations High...

Members of Parliament Attend the New Induction Programme

Newly elected Members of the Parliament of Georgia are attending a new induction programme to get ready for the implementation of their constitutional mandate. The third phase of the programme on January 23 – February 1 includes intensive two-day training for 80 MPs from parliamentary majority and minority. The...

Success story: Georgian Highlanders Learn How to Make Development Work

Read this story on Medium.   Travelling to Georgia’s countryside tends to leave you with a controversial feeling. Stunning views frame sad little towns where people struggle with rural poverty. The beauty of highlands, a touristic paradise, only emphasizes the growing depopulation of the villages. The recent...

Protected Areas in Georgia Become More Sustainable

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) completed a 7-year programme to promote the long-term financial sustainability of Georgia’s protected areas. With USD 1 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the programme was...

Georgia Harnesses European Expertise in Personal Data Protection

On January 16-20 2017, representatives of the Office of the Personal Data Protection Inspector of Georgia visited Rome, Italy, with a study tour.  Upon the invitation of the Italian Data Protection Authority, the visit was arranged with support from the European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme...

Georgian MP’s Focus on Gender Equality

The newly appointed members of the Gender Equality Council (GEC) of the Parliament of Georgia met on 19 January 2017 to discuss its renewed competencies and future plans.  The First Vice Speaker of the Parliament and Cair of the Gender Equality Council, Tamar Chugoshvili, opened the discussion and presented...