H.E. Dimitry Kumsishvili, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Georgia and Mr. Douglas Ball, Caucasus Mission Director of the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) signed 3 Grant Agreements.
These Grant Agreements have thus amended the original ones to augment the financing from USAID to Georgia by almost 22.5 MLN USD.
Grant Agreements cover such priority areas for Georgia as: Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth, Democratic Control, Checks and Balances and Accountable Governance, along with the Increasingly Stable, Integrated and Healthy Society.
Activities have been planned within the scope of the Grant Agreements to the universal introduction of business standards and increased competitiveness in various sectors of the economy; effective management of natural resources of Georgia and job creation oriented at the market needs; increased integration, engagement and human rights of the disabled and internally displaced people (IDPs).
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON GRANT AGREEMENTS
Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Growth
Aims and Goals: improvement of economic management and governance; universal introduction of global business standards; increased competitiveness in the targeted sectors; effective management of natural resources in Georgia and job creation oriented at high competence and market needs.
Project envisages activities in the following six areas: mitigation of conflicts and reconciliation; education; infrastructure; agriculture; competitiveness of the private sector; environment.
Democratic Control, Checks and Balances, Accountable Governance
Aims and Goals: transparent delivery of effective governance and services tailored to the citizen needs; independent, consistent and professional application of rule of law; increased engagement of citizens in public affairs.
Project envisages activities in the following three areas: rule of law and human rights; democratic governance; civil society.
Increasingly Stable, Integrated and Healthy Society
Aims and Goals: increased engagement of the target groups; growing integration and engagement of the minorities, women, disabled and IDPs living in Georgia; protection of human rights.
Project envisages activities in the following two areas: civil society; civil and economic services to the vulnerable groups.