Enhancing Land Border Protection between Azerbaijan and Georgia


Under the European Union Eastern Partnership Flagship, the initiative is part of the European Union’s assistance to the South Caucasus countries in introducing the principles of Integrated Border Management (IBM). The programme was funded by the European Union and Government of Georgia, and implemeted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

What We Do

The Integrated Border Management (IBM) is one of the most effective tools to maintain open but also secure and controlled borders. Since 2009, UNDP, with funds from the European Union, has been working with a range of partners in the South Caucasus to strengthen national agencies for IBM, effectively tackle smuggling and trafficking, ease people’s mobility across the borders and improve cooperation within the region.

The initiative implemented in Azerbaijan and Georgia was part of this wider effort aiming to improve operational performance of the border management agencies, promote cooperation between the two countries and organize coordinated operation at a land border.


  • Strengthened cooperation between the Border Police of Georgia and the State Border Service of Azerbaijan.
  • Improved coordination of operations and border surveillance.
  • Introduction of the Integrated Border Management practices.
  • A series of training for the border guard agencies of Azerbaijan and Georgia.
  • Modern infrastructure and operational equipment at the border crossing points. 

Who finances it

European Union (EU) Euro 2,250,000
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia Euro    430,000 


2016 US$ 1,236,053.72 
2015 US$   589,782.56 
2014 US$     42,811.17 

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