Financial Oversight Development Project: Professional Training Support to the Parliament of Georgia
Westminster Foundation for Democracy
The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) contracted PMCG to provide professional training support to the parliament of Georgia.
Established in 1992, WFD is the UK’s leading democracy-building foundation and, over the years, has grown in strength and diversity, working to achieve sustainable political change in emerging democracies. Working with and through partner organizations, WFD seeks to strengthen the institutions of democracy, principally political parties (through the work of the UK political parties), parliaments and the range of institutions that make up civil society. WFD launched a long term Parliamentary Strengthening Programme in Georgia. In the framework of this programme WFD contracted PMCG to implement its Financial Oversight Development Project.
Within the project, PMCG prepared a comprehensive report for WFD with a detailed explanation of business processes in the state budgeting and the parliament’s role therein. The purpose of the report is to understand the quality of parliamentary financial oversight in Georgia, so that a suitable training programme for Members of Parliament and the staff members can be designed and delivered. The main beneficiaries will be staff members of the Budget and Finance Committee and Budget Office.
Services provided by PMCG:
- Participating in the localization of the generic curriculum to the country’s specific needs;
- Delivering and evaluating trainings as required by the Parliament of Georgia and WFD program manager, as well as preparing short reports of the events;
- Participating in the reviews of previous trainings, impact assessments and future needs assessments;
- Revising the curriculum and new material as required based on reviews and assessments;
- Participating in the sharing of curriculum and experience with other TWC countries through attending TWC workshops and being part of the TWC online community. This includes being part of a global network to encourage parliamentary capacity building;
- Participating in the project team led by WFD to plan annual program delivery and looking at developing a sustainable mechanism for continuous training.