USAID Reaffirms Commitment to Georgia’s Development with $330 Million in Assistance for Resilience, Democracy, and Economic Growth

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

USAID/Georgia signed a new bilateral development assistance agreement with the Government of Georgia that will pave the way for USAID to provide $330 million in assistance over the next five years.

USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler and Minister of Finance of Georgia Lasha Khutsishvili signed a Development Objectives Grant Agreement that will enable USAID to provide $330 million in assistance to Georgia over the next five years. The new agreement makes it possible for USAID/Georgia to fully implement the development strategy it launched in 2020, supporting Georgia to strengthen resilience against malign influence, build citizen-responsive and accountable democratic institutions, and achieve inclusive economic growth that creates high-value job opportunities in communities around the country.

“This agreement further strengthens the United States’ and the Government of Georgia’s strategic partnership to advance Georgia’s sustainable development and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. It also reflects USAID’s commitment to work with a broad range of partners within Georgian society - including government, civil society, the private sector, and others,” said USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler. 

“Over the next five years, we will co-create, cost-share, and co-invest with our Georgian partners, both public and private, to identify and support Georgian solutions to democratic and economic development challenges.” 

Minister of Finance of Georgia Lasha Khutsishvili remarked: “I would like to express my gratitude to the Government and people of the United States of America for their continued support for Georgia’s development. The United States Agency for International Development is our most important development partner, providing assistance for the strategic development needs of the country.”

“This cooperation was vital for the country’s development during the first years since regaining independence, and this cooperation will be instrumental for the realization of the country’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations. I am sincerely convinced that signing this Development Objectives Grant Agreement is yet another step forward in our successful cooperation.”

The new Development Objectives Grant Agreement reflects USAID’s commitment to partnering with Georgia to overcome the remaining challenges to sustainable development, including the need for citizen-centered politics, continued progress in strengthening the Rule of Law and accountable governance, countering malign influence, and sustainable employment opportunities in the country’s regions.

Last updated: May 13, 2022

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