Governance Reform Fund


Innovative workshop to design accessible emergency services for people with speech and hearing impairments. September 2014. Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

The Governance Reform Fund (GRF) is a decade long initiative to assist the Government of Georgia with the major institutional reforms in the country.

Kicked off in 2003, in the aftermath of the Rose Revolution, the programme sought to promote targeted anti corruption measures. In later years, it has expanded into a comprehensive assistance programme aiming to enhance the efficiency of the governmental agencies through policy advice, technical assistance, skills development and on-demand consultancy.

Some of the institutions benefiting from the programme include: the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development; the Ministry of Education and Science; the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality; the Ministry of Agriculture; the Ministry of Justice; Tbilisi State University; Constitutional Court of Georgia, and many other.

What We Do

UNDP works hand in hand with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Government of Romania to strengthen the public sector in Georgia and ease the implementation of the Government’s reform agenda.  The current phase of the programme was set in motion in 2013 and will end in 2015. During this period, the particular emphasis is devoted to further rapprochement to the European values and principles.

Some results so far

  • Technical Assistance and policy support provided to State Coordinating Council on the Issues of Persons with Disabilities (Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs).
  • The institutional assessment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. 
  • The development of a National Action Plan on Mental Health reform is ongoing.

Who finances it

SIDA USD$ 1,035,346
Government of Romania USD$      21,935.47


2013 US$ 87,526.60
Start date:
October 2007
End date:
July 2015
Geographic coverage:
AIG, Irish Aid (IRE), Open Society Institute, Government of Romania, Sida
Governance Reform Fund
Contact Information

Salome Odisharia

Project Manager

15a Paliashvili Street

Tbilisi 0179 Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

Gigi Bregadze

Democratic Governance Team Leader