152 lives were lost in natural disasters in Georgia over the past two decades and economic losses totalled more than USD 1.2 billion. Scientists estimate that climate-driven disasters could cost Georgia as much as USD 12 billion over the next ten years. To counter the growing threats, Georgia is creating a national model of climate resilience to provide direct protection to more than 1.7 million people, or almost half the population.
More than half of all Georgians – 63 percent of women and 54 percent of men – think Georgia has yet to achieve meaningful gender equality. 60 percent are confident that greater involvement of women in politics would benefit their country. But 59 percent of men and 38 percent of women still believe that women’s main duty is to take care of their families.
93 percent of SDG targets are reflected in Georgia's national strategies. To accelerate progress towards the SDGs, the country identified four priority areas that are currently “bottlenecks” for development: reducing disparities between rural and urban areas; creating employment opportunities for youth; overcoming gender gaps and other inequalities; and developing green energy.
UNDP assists Georgia in four major areas: Democratic Governance, Economic Development, Environment and Energy, and Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Find out more about our projects.
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