The EaP CSO program, funded by BMZ and implemented by GIZ, strengthens CSOs in EaP countries, focusing on institutional capacity, networking, and grant projects for sustainable local development.
On October 3, ISET Policy Institute and Zinc Network organized a public presentation: A Study on Risks Associated with Russian Business Ownership in Georgia. The event was attended by representatives from local and international institutions, civil society organizations, and the broader public.
Under the project "Develop Advocacy Capacity of CSOs and PSAs," which is funded by the USAID Economic Governance Program, ISET Policy Institute continues its mentorship activities. The aim of this project is to enhance the capabilities of CSOs and PSAs in various areas such as policy-making, advocacy, research, and outreach so that they can actively participate in the policy decision-making process and contribute to local community development, policy design, and implementation.
In the framework of mentorship, on May 18th, ISET Policy Institute met with the Georgian Cold Storage and Logistics Association (GCSLA) to discuss the challenges in the cold storage supply chain in Georgia and explore potential solutions to address these issues.
The study examines challenges to Georgia’s economic and democratic development that accompany growing presence of Russian business ownership in the country; and seeks to heighten awareness among key stakeholders (i.e. government, civil society organizations, development partners) and the Georgian public regarding the associated risks and threats.