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February 4, 2021

Equal human rights protection for all citizens is one of the cornerstones of Georgia’s democratic, social, and economic development. To advance this goal, USAID is advocating for stronger human rights protections and providing legal services to the people who need it most.

February 2, 2021

Director of the National Food Agency (NFA) of Georgia Mr. Zurab Chekurashvili and USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler signed an agreement to establish a new Plant Safety System Initiative to support the modernization of Georgia’s agriculture sector.  Under the initiative, USAID will partner with the NFA to build its capacity to plan and implement a country-wide integrated pest management strategy and to help Georgian farmers earn internationally-recognized certifications allowing them to sell their products on international markets.

January 26, 2021

“Due to the pandemic, significantly more businesses will apply for insolvency, so it is crucial to have an efficient  system in place” - Nana Amisulashvili, a lawyer who, with USAID support, helped advocate for insolvency reform to help struggling businesses recover from challenges like COVID-19.

January 25, 2021

Georgian civil society has played an important role helping combat COVID-19 and support at-risk individuals and communities during the pandemic. USAID has supported that work through a number of activities, including a series of rapid response grants issued by USAID’s ACCESS Program. The expanded partnerships with community-based organizations reflect USAID’s emphasis on self-reliance, empowering Georgian society to develop and implement homegrown solutions to development challenges.

January 22, 2021

USAID is partnering with UNICEF to provide Internet access to Georgia’s rural clinics, helping people like Dr. Lasha Tevzadze keep connected with their patients and access the latest information about combating COVID-19.

Meet Dr. Lasha Tevzadze, a family doctor in the village of Galavani in Mtskheta municipality. 

Dr. Lasha has a big responsibility: the Galavani clinic serves 12 villages. 

"I have been working here since 1997 as a family doctor. We, rural doctors, are like a family member to many people,” says Dr. Lasha. 


Last updated: February 04, 2021

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