USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah leads the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of Georgia's next President Giorgi Marvelashvili
This year USAID and Peace Corps in Georgia celebrate 13 years of partnership to support community-level development projects, like this youth leadership training. Since 2001, the Small Project Assistance Program has benefited more than 44,000 Georgians.
Youth from USAID's Advancing National Integrity project visit a day care center for children with disabilities as part of a youth-led literacy campaign.
USAID works to raise public awareness on disability issues and protecting rights—including political and electoral access—of people with disabilities in Georgia
USAID-supported eco-club students are raising awareness about local environmental and watershed issues in communities across Georgia
USAID programs are strengthening Georgia’s greenhouse vegetable production
USAID vocational education classes are helping create opportunities for Georgia’s vulnerable populations
Since 1992, USAID has emphasized projects in Georgia that strengthen democracy and governance, stimulate economic growth, improve education and health, help protect natural resources, and provide humanitarian relief during times of crisis. Such assistance has helped renovate schools, train nurses, increase the income of small farmers, and improve the delivery of basic services such as electricity.
USAID currently implements 48 projects that support Georgia’s transition to a free and prosperous democracy. These include initiatives to:
- Increase citizens’ involvement in shaping Georgia’s future.
- Strengthen the rule of law and independent media.
- Improve the business environment and expand opportunities for the private sector.
- Promote tolerance among ethnic groups and among all citizens.
- Strengthen health-care systems to provide better quality health services for all Georgians.
- Enhance energy security and infrastructure necessary for economic growth.
Building on over 20 years of successful partnership with Georgia, the U.S. Government will dedicate its resources to new and continuing USAID programs over the next five years to achieve the goal, Georgia’s democratic, free-market, Western orientation enhanced. Development objectives include:
Democratic checks and balances and accountable governance enhanced
Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
Increasingly stable, integrated, and healthy society
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Last updated: November 19, 2013