Reforming Civil Service in Georgia

Jan 29, 2016

Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia, addresses a conference about Civil Service Reform. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

The discussion is ongoing about Civil Service reform in Georgia.

The conference in Tbilisi on 29 January 2016 brought together senior Georgian officials, representatives of the government, civil society and international organizations, as well as invited participants from the European Union and Eastern Partnership states, including Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova and Azerbaijan. 

"A reformed civil service ensures the effectiveness of state institutions and equal treatment of citizens. It is the glue that holds the nation together, linking government with society in a productive and trusting relationship," Niels Scott, Head of UNDP in Georgia said while addressing the conference at an opening session. 

The conference participants discussed the achievements and challenges of Civil Service reform, international and regional practices in this area, as well as emphasized the need for a new legislation to regulate Civil Service in Georgia.

The conference was organized by the Civil Service Bureau with assistance from the European Union, USAID, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other international agencies.

Contact information

Sophie Tchitchinadze, UNDP in Georgia,, +995 599 196907 

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