Development of Community Centers in Georgia (GE0040)
Action Plan: Georgia, Second Action Plan, 2014-16
Action Plan Cycle: 2014
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 AreasE-Government, Local Commitments, Public Participation
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.