Assisting development of Parliament’s Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee Action Plan
Government of Georgia
PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, is providing support to the Parliament of Georgia in developing the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee Action Plan for 2015-2016. The main objective of the project is to support select parliamentary committees to better perform their oversight functions, as well as improve their policy development and lawmaking capabilities.
During the consultancy, the PMCG team perform following tasks:
1. Conduct an assessment of the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee in the areas of policy and law-making and oversight, based on meetings and interviews with the Committee staff, members of parliament (MPs), and other stakeholders including civil society representatives and government.
2. Based on the assessment, support the Committee in developing the Committee Action Plan for 2015-2016 (Sep 2015 – Sep 2016) that outlines the following:
- Committee’s vision, and strategic directions
- Focus on Committee’s policy development, law-drafting, oversight and constituency outreach functions
- Identify Committee’s strengths, weaknesses, challenges and opportunities (this will be achieved during the assessment phase)
- Create monitoring and evaluation plan with measureable objectives and indicators
3. Promote the consultative drafting process by creating forums for the Committee MPs and staff to interact with each other, as well as with external stakeholders. This is achieved by organizing workshops for the Committee staff and MPs on the importance of strategic planning, as well as creating opportunities when the Committee openly interacted with external stakeholders.
USAID has awarded Tetra Tech ARD with a 5-year contract under the Office of Democracy and Governance, whose purpose is to support the Government of Georgia in strengthening overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of selected governance and service delivery systems. GGI’s work targets the legislative and executive branches at both the central and local government levels. To ensure greater government accountability, GGI works with government and civil society representatives to enhance public participation and disseminate public information about key reforms. This activity addresses the Governing Justly and Democratically Objective of U.S. Government Foreign Assistance, and especially the promotion of well-governed states and civil society areas.
The objectives of GGI are to improve administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels, to increase civic engagement and improved access to independent, reliable and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance, to strengthen policy development and lawmaking processes and to strengthen institutional oversight of government.
Follow the links below for more detailed information:
Good Governance Initiative (GGI)
Development of a National Health Promotion Strategy and a Prioritized National Health Promotion Action Plan
Support for Preparation of General Methodology for Municipal Priority Document, Design Municipal Priority Documents for 22 Municipalities and Update Comprehensive Regional Action Plans for 6 Regions of Georgia
Regional Development Strategy Context Analysis of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara
Increasing Program Budgeting Capacity of Ministry of Labor Social and Health Affiairs of Georgia
Increasing Program Budgeting Capacity of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
Support to Public Finance Policy Reform (PFM)