UNDP in Georgia: Policy Analysis and Research Grants in Support of the Public Administration Reform

Deadline: 4 September 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia is seeking applications for its “Policy Analysis and Research Grants” under the project Supporting Pubic Administration Reform in Georgia.

The purpose of this grant contest is to facilitate research and analysis initiatives in the field of public administration reform and eventually, develop the practice of evidence-based policy-making.

The Administration of the Government of Georgia (AoG) has committed to reforming existing system of Public Administration. In 2015, “Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap 2020” was adopted outlining six major policy areas as part of the overall PAR effort: policy development and cooperation, human resource management, accountability, service delivery, public finance management, and local self-government.

Objectives

  • Support systematic, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis of the reforms that are being implemented to identify the areas of improvement.
  • Build expert capacity in academia and civil society to act as a partner to AoG and other relevant government stakeholders in analysing ongoing reforms, suggesting improvements and innovative approaches.
  • Help create a lasting community of practitioners in civil society and the relevant government agencies, collaborating on policy, research and skills development.
  • Encourage the flow of the best, innovative international practices in the context of civil service reforms.

Funding Information

Amount allocated for each grant is: USD 5,000-10,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Non-profit, civil society organizations, think tanks, educational institutions (including public universities), training centres and similar with at least three years of proven experience in project management, policy research, policy analysis or related fields.
  • Organizations should be registered in accordance with the legal requirements of the Government of Georgia, must be able to provide organization’s statute and the debt certificate.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: Georgia

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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