Fostering Decentralisation and Good Governance at the Local Level

Assistance to the national and local authorities of Georgia to promote a nation-wide policy reform of decentralisation and local self-governance 

Photo: Daro Sulakauri/UNDP


With funds from the Government of Denmark, UNDP assists Georgia to advance decentralization and good governance at the local level through a nation-wide policy reform which aims to enhance capacities of the local and national duty bearers and empower the right holders with the focus on all social and economic groups – women, men, youth, ethnic minorities and vulnerable population.


The project is assisting the regional and local self-governance reform in four major areas:

  • Improvement of policy and institutional frameworks to foster decentralization and promote good governance at the local level.
  • Enhancement of institutional and human capacities of the national and local authorities.
  • Improvement of the municipal service delivery.
  • Empowerment of the right holders to engage in local policy making.

The project is being implemented in close partnership with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, Parliament of Georgia, National Association of Local Authorities (NALA), Civil Service Bureau of Georgia (CSB), municipal authorities in three target regions (Kvemo Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti and Imereti), civil society organisations and local businesses.

Contact information

Project address

12 Kazbegi Avenue
Tbilisi 0176 Georgia

Contact persons

Nino Kakubava
Project Manager

Gigi Bregadze
UNDP Democratic Governance Team Leader



Project start date:

April 2018

Estimated end date:

March 2023

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Georgia

    Implementing partner:

    Min. of Reg. Devlpm. & Infra

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Danish Gov/min Of Foreign Aff
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $263,484

    2018 $435,528

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