Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia

Assistance to the Parliament of Georgia in its efforts to promote legislative openness, improve law-making and enhance government oversight

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Summary

The European Union and UNDP provide complex support to the Parliament of Georgia in its efforts to implemet institutional reforms, promote legislative openness, effectively represent the needs and views of the citizens, streamline law-making processes and enhance governmental control. The programme also supports cooperation with the European counterparts and public dialogue about European integration. 

Activities

  • Development and implementation of the institutional reform of the Parliament of Georgia.
  • Increased transparency of the Parliament’s operation.
  • Improved communication with the public.
  • Increased citizen engagement in the legislative process.
  • Advanced cooperation with international counterparts.
  • High-level international advice for the Parliament’s leadership.
  • Strengthened policy-making and oversight capacities of the parliamentary committees.
  • Increased role of the Parliament in the process of the European integration, including in raising public awareness on related reforms.

Results so far

  • The Institutional Reform Plan developed and adopted by the Parliament Bureau.
  • The Parliament of Georgia actively engaged in the Open Government Partnership (OGP): The Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan (2015-2016) developed; fulfillment of the openness commitments is ongoing; the Parliament’s Permanent Council on Open and Transparent Governance established.
  • The communications strategy and action plan of the Parliament of Georgia developed.
  • Public information campaigns launched to increase awareness on the European integration.
  • The mandate of the Parliament’s International Relations Department expanded to include MP support in inter-parliamentary relations.
  • The committee action plans designed for the four sector committees.
  • The EU Law Harmonization Manual developed and the staff training kicked off.
  • The Committee Staff Manual developed.
  • A four-phase induction program for the newly-elected MPs designed and launched.
  • The capacity building programme launched for the MPs and Parliament staff.

Funded by the European Union

Contact information

Project address

15a Paliashvili Street
Tbilisi 0179 Georgia
+995 32 2990280

Contact persons

Sophie Guruli
Project Manager
sophie.guruli@undp.org

Gigi Bregadze
UNDP Democratic Governance Team Leader
gigi.bregadze@undp.org

Status:

Ongoing

Project start date:

August 2009

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • democratic governance
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Georgia

    Implementing partner:

    GEO Parliament

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Nlevd International
  • Geo-government
  • European Commission
  • Amount contributed

    $4,571,668

    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $11,919

    2018 $506,826

    2017 $838,294

    2016 $361,196

    2015 $1,001,373

    2014 $997,927

    2013 $332,011

    2012 $260,494

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