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Georgia

Development of Community Centers in Georgia (GE0040)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Georgia, Second Action Plan, 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: Public Service Development Agency (PSDA), Ministry of Justice

Support Institution(s): Local Government Units, MoJ, Social Service Agency, Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, Meqanizatori LLC, European Union, CSO “Multinational Georgia for the Strengthening of Democratic Values,” Liberty Bank, MagtiCom

Policy Areas

E-Government, Local Commitments, Public Participation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Georgia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Georgia IRM Progress Report 2014-2015

Starred: No

Early Results: Major Major

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Regional development, access to various services for citizens in regions and civic engagement are
the challenges in response to which Georgian government started to develop community centers
(CCs) in Georgia.
CCs serve as the point for service delivery for local population and most importantly the good
mechanism for promoting citizen engagement. CC has modern, multi-functional infrastructure equipped with the latest technology. Carefully selected and trained local staff ensures provision of the central government’s, municipal and private sector services through e-Governance. The CCs host Trustee’s office (municipality representative on village level). Furthermore, there is a special space for meetings and conference rooms for promoting civic engagement activities. Local population has an opportunity to access free internet, computers, and video conference equipment, together with ATM and Pay Boxes.
Development of Community Centers in Georgia ensures provision of demanded private sector services to the local population at the village level. CCs provide citizens with opportunity to interact with Government and receive up to 200 public services locally without the need to travel outside the village.
Currently 12 Community Centers are fully operational across Georgia. Construction of 6 additional CCs is planned throughout 2014 which will increase the number of local inhabitants participating in local decision-making processes.


Commitments

Open Government Partnership