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Enhancing the participation of regional CSOs in policy dialogue on social inclusion in Georgia


Enhancing the participation of regional CSOs in policy dialogue on social inclusion in Georgia Goal of the project:
To promote accountability and contribute to enhanced governance and inclusive growth at the local level through effective cooperation between civil society organizations (CSOs) and Local Authorities (LAs) on provision of well target services for vulnerable groups.

Specific Objective:
To enhance capacities of regional CSOs to participate in policy dialogue and accountability mechanism in three regions of Georgia.

Project description:
Donor: European Union, co-funded by Czech MFA
Partner: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG)
Implementation period: January 15, 2016 – May 15, 2018

Enhancing the participation of regional CSOs in policy dialogue on social inclusion in Georgia Expert study and participatory needs assessment on social services available and vulnerable groups failing to reach state social assistance
    • Establishment and Capacity-building of advisory committees on strategic planning.
  • Preparation of Local Social Inclusion Strategy with integrated 2 Annual Action Plans.
  • Participatory monitoring of the municipal budgeting, accountability and social inclusion programs.
  • Transfer of PIN social integration approach to the Georgian context.
  • Capacity building of the four region-based CSOs.
  • Formation of the Advisory Committee on Social Inclusion and its agenda.
  • Study tour to Czech Republic.
  • Networks to advocate on national level for improved social services at the local level.

  • With PIN’s support, the target CSO will play a key role in mapping and mobilizing potential members, introducing the SIP approach to them and explaining benefits and expected outcomes of the AC.
    The AC will be facilitated in the first two years by a representative of the target CSO, in charge of moderating the committee, in particular organising and facilitating meetings, preparing and publishing minutes.


    Project results:
    • Result 1: CSOs engagement in policy dialogue on social inclusion has increased through enhanced expertise, capacity, consolidated evidence and networking.
  • Result 2: Local Social Inclusion Strategy reflecting population needs and including innovative approaches has been produced in participatory way.
  • Result 3: Innovative approaches for CSOs participation in locally coordinated programs on social inclusion have been piloted.

  • Enhancing the participation of regional CSOs in policy dialogue on social inclusion in Georgia

    Beneficiaries of the project:
    Vulnerable groups

    Project promoter:
    People in Need (PIN) (ადამიანი გაჭირვებაში)

    Place
    Imereti, Samegrelo and Shida Kartli regions (municipalities of Tkibuli, Khoni, Zugdidi and Gori)

    More information:
    http://pin.ge/



    What people say

    "Social service provision faces many challenges in georgia, especially at the local level. For the most part, municipal social programs are monetized and cash payouts are actively employed. Local municipalities are deprived of opportunities to provide social services to the local population. We believe that advisory committees established in the municipalities will be the starting point of the systemic changes at the local level and cooperation between government and civil society will contribute to the improved situation of the vulnerable groups."
    Nana Kurashvili, Project Manager