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Transparent and Accountable Governance

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Strong and effective democracies need well-functioning legal frameworks, institutions, systems and processes to ensure government performance, accountability, transparency, and checks and balances.  Citizen participation and the free flow of information also play fundamental roles in ensuring government accountability and transparency, as well as in furthering government legitimacy and effectiveness.  USAID will continue to strengthen the overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of governance in Georgia, including the legislative and executive branches at various levels, while advancing civic engagement and public information.   

Current programs:

The Good Governance Initiative (GGI)
Jan 2015 – Jan 2020
Tetra Tech ARD
The Good Governance Initiative (GGI) supports improved administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels; increases the openness of government; and strengthens policy development, lawmaking processes, and institutional oversight of government.
Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) 
Sept 2014–Dec 2020
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
In support of Georgia’s media sector, Media for Transparent and Accountable Governance (M-TAG) works to build the capacity of journalists to demonstrate accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues, including key government reforms, as well as support regional media outlets to improve financial viability and transparency. M-TAG supports thses processes through a set of coordinated activities in support of three objectives: 1) Journalists demonstrate accurate and ethical reporting on public interest issues, including progress towards key government reforms ; 2) Regional media outlets demonstrate improved financial viability and transparency; and 3) Access to balanced and relevant information increased in the occupied territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Momavlis Taoba (Future Generation)
June 2014-Oct 2020       
Project Harmony International
The Momavlis Taoba project empowers  greater civic engagement among young people while expanding and institutionalizing secondary school civic education curricula through practical applications.  Momavlis Taoba partners with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport the Civics Teachers Forum, and other stakeholders to expand the reach of USAID’s civic education activities in secondary schools throughout the country.  
Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) 2020
Sept 2015– Sept 2020

Mendez England & Associates
The HICD 2020 activity supports tangible improvements in the human and institutional capacity of USAID’s strategic partner organizations in Georgia.  This support is available to  governmental, non-governmental, or for-profit entities in both the public and private sector.  HICD 2020 supports selected organizations to address multiple capacity challenges including ineffective business processes, incoherent strategic plans, bureaucratic procedural impediments, underdeveloped human resource (HR) and financial management systems, weak feedback links between staff and supervisors, and inefficient communication strategies.
Advancing Civil Society Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS)
Sept 2014–April 2021
East-West Management Institute (EWMI)                        
The Advancing Civil Society Organization (CSO) Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS) program helps build civil society capacity across Georgia, with a special focus on rural communities. The program works to empower CSOs to become effective community representatives capable of leading public debate and contributing to more effective and responsive governance. By supporting these organizations to more effectively inform citizens and monitor and influence government policies, local communities have a greater voice at the regional and national levels, leading to more responsive governance.

Last updated: April 28, 2020

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