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July 31, 2019

Georgia’s alpine regions are defined by stunning landscapes and strong local identities. Located high in the Greater Caucasus mountains, much of northern and eastern Georgia is isolated from the rest of the country.

Some argue that this helps preserve the distinctiveness that attracts so many visitors to these areas. However, isolation presents a serious obstacle to economic development and social integration. Many communities remain without telephone or Internet connections. The burden this puts on families is especially difficult.

July 15, 2019

USAID/Georgia and Crystal Fund in partnership with JSC Micro Finance Organization Crystal (JSC MFO Crystal) announced an expanded partnership to empower women entrepreneurs in Georgia. The partners intend to contribute more than $1 million in new funding to Supporting Youth Entrepreneurial Skills for Advancing Employability and Income Generation in Georgia (YES-Georgia).

July 1, 2019

The 2nd International Festival of Traditional Crafts Workshops was the Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts and the Georgian Heritage Crafts Association, with support from USAID Zrda program.

June 17, 2019

USAID/Georgia and the State Audit Office of Georgia (SAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding  to collaborate on the institutional strengthening of SAO and performing financial audits of USAID-funded Government-to-Government activities. SAO has vast experience in auditing international projects. Having successfully passed USAID’s vetting procedures, SAO is now recognized as a qualified auditor for USAID-funded projects in the South Caucasus region. 

June 7, 2019

USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler and Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Genadi Arveladze joined members of the private sector, civil society and government today to announce the launch of the new USAID Economic Security Program.  

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Last updated: September 09, 2019

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