Governance Reform Fund


Designing accessible emergency services for people with speech and hearing impairments. September 2014. Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

The Governance Reform Fund (GRF) is a decade long initiative to assist the Government of Georgia with major institutional reforms in the country.

Kicked off in 2003, in the aftermath of the Rose Revolution, programme sought to promote targeted anti corruption measures. Later, it has expanded into a comprehensive assistance programme aiming to enhance efficiency of the governmental agencies through policy advice, technical assistance, skills development and on-demand consultancy.

Some of the institutions benefiting from the programme include: Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Education and Science; Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality;  Ministry of Agriculture;  Ministry of Justice; Tbilisi State University; Constitutional Court of Georgia and many other.

What We Do

UNDP works hand in hand with the Swedish Government  and the Government of Romania to strengthen the public sector in Georgia and ease the implementation of the Government’s reform agenda.  The current phase of the programme was set in motion in 2013 and will end in 2015. During this period, particular emphasis is devoted to further rapprochement to the European values and principles.

Some results so far

  • Technical Assistance and policy support to the State Coordinating Council on the Issues of Persons with Disabilities (Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs);
  • Institutional assessment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia;
  • Ongoing Mental Health reform;
  • Assistance to emergency centre 112 in its efforts to design accessible services for the people with hearing and speaking impairements. 

Who finances it

Swedish Government (SIDA) USD$ 1,035,346
Government of Romania USD$      21,935


2013 US$ 87,526.60
Start date:
End date:
July 2015
Geographic coverage:
AIG, Irish Aid (IRE), Open Society Institute, Government of Romania, Sida
Governance Reform Fund
Contact Information

Salome Odisharia Project Manager

15a Paliashvili Street Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

Gigi Bregadze

Democratic Governance Team Leader