Promoting Democracy in Georgia through Empowering Young Members of Political Parties and Civil Society Organizations
Date: October, 2012 – September, 2014
Donors: United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF)
The goal of the project is proactive participation of young leaders in the development of merit-based, participatory political processes that will lead to more effective democratic governance and public policy making. The proposed project is innovative in that it is a first wide-ranging initiative in Georgia that focuses on the priorities reflected in the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. The knowledge resources and institutional networks provided by the implementing agency and its partners – UN Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and European Institute, will significantly contribute to distinctive, sustainable outcomes.
The Effects of Migration in Moldova and Georgia on Children and Elderly Left Behind
Date: December, 2010 – December, 2012
Donors: European Commission
The project aims to identify the effects of migration specifically on the children and elderly left behind in Moldova and Georgia; to evaluate the possibilities to mitigate the negative effects and find the best ways to enhance the positive effects of migration on dependents left behind; to analyze the spillover effects of children and elderly left behind on Moldovan and Georgian society and carry out policy-oriented research and provide the recommendations directly relevant to the needs of Moldovan and Georgian society to produce a holistic report and establish a one first-of-it’s kind database on the effects of migration on children and elderly left behind.
Promoting the Principles of Knowledge Economy in Georgian Universities
Date: February, 2009 – December, 2009
Donors: Eurasian Partnership Foundation
The goal of proposed project was to promote the principles of Knowledge Economy in Georgian universities through providing policy analysis, disseminating the benchmarked practices, popularising the European Neighbourhood Policy priorities, providing trainings/seminars in Knowledge Management and Innovation Policy, and creating a network for exchanging ideas and creating the bank of ideas for knowledge commercialization.
Support to Regional Development in Georgia
Date: December, 2008 – May, 2009
Donors: European Commission, German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ)
To elaborate the relevant Strategy for Regional Development of Georgia based on the preceding Diagnostic Report in the field of Innovation, New Technologies and Entrepreneurship. ICSRPA Experts have taken the responsibility to assess current institutional policy background, ongoing programs, trends and initiatives with respect to regional innovation, technological progress and entrepreneurship, develop the criteria for benchmarking evaluation approaches and provide the recommendations to the Government of Georgia.
Promoting the National Innovation System Framework in Georgia
Date: May – December, 2008
Donor: German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ)
We have elaborated coherent PR and promotional strategy and intend to launch extensive value-driven PR campaign in order to promote NIS realization in Georgia and disseminate the project results to larger audiences including the Government of Georgia, business sector, universities, scientific research institutions, donor organizations, through presentations, workshops, public discussions, printing media, radio and television.The outcome of this project was policy advice and recommendations as well as public awareness rising and cohesiveness among the key stakeholders. The results of this study were useful to analysts and decision makers in government agencies, universities and business sector for setting priorities and undertaking appropriate actions.
Creating the National Innovation System Framework in Georgia
Date: November, 2007 – April, 2008
Donor: German Development Cooperation Agency (GTZ)
This study intends to illustrate the methodology of the National Innovation System (NIS) Framework, which has been successfully used in OECD countries and more recently is becoming the focus of increased attention from developing nations. It introduces a framework for describing the national innovation system, the purpose of which is to provide policy makers with a tool to understand the constitution and characteristics of National Innovation System (NIS) in Georgia, to evaluate the nation’s innovation capabilities and performance, and better assess policy choices and potential impacts. It analyzes the concept of the National Innovation System (NIS) and looks at innovation efforts comprising broader economic and educational initiatives.
Analyzing the EU-Georgia Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan: Modern Benchmarking Approaches to Knowledge Management and Innovations in Georgia
Date: February, 2007-October, 2007
Donor: Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
This Project has been carried out within the framework of the program ‘Regional Competence-Building for Think Tanks in the South Caucasus and Central Asia’. It analyzed the framework for the European Neighbourhood Policy prospects in the context of Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Employment and European Union-Georgia Action Plan; and provided recommendations on how to cultivate knowledge management through promoting sustainable development of human resources and human capital, in order to increase innovative potential in government, business and society.
Globalization and National Competitive Strategy-Creating Competitiveness in Georgia
Date: September, 2006 – February, 2007
Donors: UNDP Georgia, Open Society-Georgia Foundation, Konrad Adeauer Foundation
The study has defined the aspects of Georgia’s competitiveness, evaluated country’s economic performance, and suggested practical recommendations for reforms and development. We provided workshops and seminars for selected focus groups from government, private sector, higher education institutions and media. The activity format included interactive discussions based on modern approaches in strategic planning and competitiveness and consideration of results-oriented policies. Final Presentation was attended by the representatives from the Government of Georgia, diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Georgia, and international organizations. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss with all key players how to further develop a coordinated strategy in terms of country competitiveness.