Governance Reform Fund


Accessible emergency services for people with speech and hearing impairments launched with assistance from GRF programme. March 2015. 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

Who finances it

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


2013 US$   87,526.60
2014 US$ 634,660.64
Start date:
October 2007
End date:
December 2015
Geographic coverage:
AIG, Irish Aid (IRE), Open Society Institute
Funded by

Government of Sweden

Government of Romania

Governance Reform Fund
Contact Information
Contact Person

Salome Odisharia
Project Manager


15a Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

Gigi Bregadze
Democratic Governance Team Leader