USAID's Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project supports and strengthens the judiciary as an independent yet equal branch of government, and improves Georgia’s commercial law system. Activities aim to improve the process by which judges are appointed, trained and disciplined to increase their independence and professionalism. The project also further strengthens the state free legal aid system and the legal NGO community, and increases public understanding of the role of the judiciary.
The Georgia Primary Education (G-PriEd) Project contributes to this goal by ensuring that primary Grade 1-6 students acquire foundational reading skills in Georgian language and across the curriculum.
USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Georgia
Georgia is a key U.S. ally in the Caucasus region and is a gateway for energy resources from the Caspian Sea to Europe and beyond. The Government of Georgia (GOG) is committed to advance democratic and economic reform, strengthen the rule of law, and improve social services. Georgia’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections were historic and represented the first peaceful, competitive, and constitutional transfer of power in the region.
Georgia’s stability is fundamental to the country’s sustained economic and democratic development.
Further, U.S. foreign policy goals seek the peaceful restoration of Georgia’s territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. USAID’s programs continue to promote a more stable and integrated society capable of participating in the democratic process as an essential part of Georgia’s continued development.
Last updated: April 21, 2015