Currently Georgia has an enabling environment for civil society. There has been slow yet steady progress
towards a more diversified civil society with stronger organisations appearing in the regions. There is now
also a greater understanding among CSOs of the importance to reflect the needs and interest of their
constituencies in a better way. Recent years have also seen the appearance of new CSOs, some of which
work mainly in regions with service delivery while other have been given a notable role in consultations
with the government.
Sweden has been financing a number of projects in Georgia that support selected NGOs towards
achieving results in strengthened democracy, greater respect for human rights and more developed ruled
of law, an improved environment and enhanced resistance to environmental impacts and climate change.
Sida has scheduled evaluation of four NGOs in parallel in a single assignment. The NGOs to be evaluated
are NDI, Orbeliani, TI Georgia and project “Clean-Up Georgia” implementing environmental NGO
The purpose of the evaluation is two-fold: i) to assess the progress of each project individually in order to
understand how well they contribute to the achievement of the results and based on this make
recommendations to Sida for future decisions on support to civil society; and ii) to contribute to the
learning of both Sida’s partners for increased efficiency and sustainability of results and of Sida internally
in relation to civil society support and programme monitoring.
Based on the evaluation results, the PMCG team should formulate recommendations for both Sida and the
evaluated partner organisations. The project will allow the evaluator to make some overall conclusions to
enable Sida to make informed decisions in the future regarding CSO support in Georgia.