Second Report on Needs Research

New publication is prepared: Second report on needs research: “Assessment of Population Needs in 8 Municipalities of Western Georgia in the Process of Public Administration Reform (PAR) - Consolidated Report” (Georgian and English versions).

The main vector of the research was to determine the benefits of e-services and identify the level of citizens' involvement in the formation of local policy. The first needs research was conducted in April-May 2020, the second - in May-June 2021.

The research included 16 civil society organizations from 8 municipalities of Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi regions. These organizations are actively working in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

“Needs and priorities of IDP and conflict affected women living in Zugdidi municipality and the importance of their integration into local policy” - this is the title of a new Fund “Sukhumi’s” publication. Main conclusions, findings and recommendations identified as a result of the study will be submitted to local political parties. This will facilitate a full-fledged pre-election communication between women and local political actors and strengthen an appropriate feedback of political parties on the needs of their voters.

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The project is implemented with the support of Kvinna till Kvinna,

 womens Foundation (Sweden)

Fund “Sukhumi” shared another good experience with the readers. Methodological manual “Online Vote-O-Meter” - Voter Advice Application Introduction in Georgia – Lessons learned

was prepared in Georgian and English.

The publication reflects each step of implementation of the project "Online Vote-O-Meter for 2020 Georgian Parliamentary Elections”: study of Visegrad experience, work with project implementers, collaboration with political parties, informational meetings with different groups of society, work with mass media.

The reader will get acquainted with the detailed methodology, lessons learned, one of the best practices of the Fund "Sukhumi".

“Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap Monitoring in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia” is a new publication, the second report prepared by the the Fund “Sukhumi” in partnership with Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs. As a result of the monitoring, an assessment of local self-government in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness was carried out in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities.

 The second report shows the progress in implementing the recommendations developed to correct the gaps identified after the first monitoring, and presents new recommendations for achieving better quality e-services in local municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

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The Fund "Sukhumi" presents a new monitoring report - "Municipal Programs on Domestic Violence against Women and Gender Budget". Within the frames of the monitoring, the municipal programs related to support services for victims of domestic violence in the local government's 2020 budgets and gender equality policies in 12 municipalities were studied and analyzed. The identified challenges and developed recommendations are reflected in the report for the attention of the local, regional and the national governments.

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The project is implemented with the support of the organization Brot

 für die Welt - Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (Germany)

“Assessment of Population Needs in 8 Municipalities of Western Georgia in the Process of Public Administration Reform (PAR) - Consolidated Report” - is the title of a new publication prepared within the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

The first monitoring report

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The successful implementation of public administration reform (PAR) plays a major role in Georgia’s integration into the European Union.

An important component of strengthening local self-government, is the improvement of electronic services of municipalities. The COVID-19 pandemic particularly showed the importance of this issue.

In the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”, in October 2019, a forum of civil society organizations from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi was created. These organizations carry out monitorin of public administration reform (PAR) in 8 municipalities of western Georgia. As a result of monitoring, an assessment of local self-government was carried out in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness in the municipalities of Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri.

The monitoring results are reflected in the first publication prepared in frames of the project “Monitoring of Roadmap of Public Administration Reform (PAR) in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia”.

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The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

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The Fund “Sukhumi” has prepared a collection of analytical articles entitled “Experience of Visegrad countries and Georgia on the development of the electoral system and enhancing participation of citizens in the elections”. It reflects the political documents of Czech, Polish, Slovak and Georgian experts - the experience of these four countries in formation and development of electoral system, participation of citizens in the process. The collection was prepared in the framework of the project "Online Voting-O-Meter for the Parliamentary Elections of 2020".

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The project is implemented with the support  of the Visegrad Fund

Over the years, Fund “Sukhumi” has been actively working with local authorities to introduce the principles of gender equality. Various documents, manuals and methodical guidance were developed and issued.

This time the draft Gender Equality Action Plan of the municipality has been developed. It is an example, a model based on which the Action Plan can be elaborated taking into account the needs of local groups.

The Action Plan for the implementation of gender policy will contribute to the fair distribution of budgetary resources, the full inclusion of women and men in local processes.

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The project is implemented with the support  of the Visegrad Fund

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