On April 19, the hotel Ambasadori hosted final, summarizing event of the "Georgia Applied Research Facility - Regional Development" (GARF-RD) program.|
As you know, in the context of the association with Europe, it is of great importance for Georgia to lead a regional development policy, implemented on the basis of researches and evidences.
To respond to mentioned challenges, in May 2014, the Civil Society
Institute (CSI), through the financial support of the European
Commission Mission in Georgia and the coordination of the Ministry of
Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, started
implementation of a regional development program (2014-2016 yrs.) -
"Georgia Applied Research Facility - Regional Development" (GARF-RD).
The project aimed at:
Within the frames of the project 10 public policy
documents were worked out in two directions: a) regional policy
management, local self-governance and competitiveness of regions; b)
policies territorial impact analysis.
support to analytical centers, operating in Georgia, in the process of
preparation of public policy documents for specific areas of regional
- Interconnecting analytical centers, working in the
field of regional development, and discussing elaborated visions with
The final meeting was attended
by the representatives of the Ministry of Regional Development and
Infrastructure, the project coordinator from the European Union, the
public organizations, members of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society
Forum, the experts in regional development and self-governance issues,
the representatives of analytical organizations and academic