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U.S. Government to Provide Flood Recovery Assistance to Georgia

September 11, 2013

Georgia has been selected by USAID Administrator Shah as one of two focus countries in the Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region for Science, Technology, Innovation, and Partnership (STIP).  In response, USAID/Caucasus is examining how STIP can address the most significant development challenges and opportunities in Georgia.

September 11, 2013

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.

September 10, 2013

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. 

September 5, 2013

USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy for Georgia

August 12, 2013

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.

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Tbilisi, Georgia – In response to the June 13-14 flooding that devastated Tbilisi, caused tragic loss of life  and destroyed its zoo, the U.S. government—through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)—is set to provide various forms of flood recovery assistance requested by the government of Georgia.

After close coordination with the Ministry of Finance and Tbilisi Mayor’s office, USAID will send two U.S. Forest Service natural resource teams to Georgia in the next several weeks.  The first team, which arrives next week and includes a geotechnical engineer, watershed specialist, and hydrologist, will conduct an assessment of the flood disaster zone and recommend short-term mitigation steps the government of Georgia can take to minimize future risks.  The second team, which will arrive in two to three weeks and includes zoo specialists, will develop recommendations for safely relocating and modernizing Tbilisi's zoo.

The US government will continue to coordinate with the government of Georgia to identify specific needs related to flood recovery. 

Last updated: October 15, 2015

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