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Georgia: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 85089, tabled on 4 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2020 to Question 60839, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK’s Good Governance Fund in Georgia is focused on (a) anti-corruption and (b) improving the business environment; and whether he holds information on recent decisions taken by the Georgian Government against foreign investors ni relation to the Anaklia Port project and the takeover of Caucasus Online.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

9 September 2020

The UK's Good Governance Fund (GGF) in Georgia is focused on public administration reform and the strengthening of parliamentary processes, in order to address institutional weaknesses and tackle corruption. It also supports direct dialogue between the Georgia Government and investors designed to improve the business environment. The GGF Programme Teams in Tbilisi and London use robust tendering and monitoring processes to ensure GGF-funded programmes deliver on these priorities. The British Embassy in Tbilisi is aware of developments around the Anaklia Port project and Caucasus Online, and will continue to monitor the situation.

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