Making Aid Work for Georgia
In October 2008, international donors pledged USD 4.5 billion in aid to Georgia over the next three years, a sum equivalent to 1,000 dollars per inhabitant of the country. According to a recent representative opinion poll commissioned by TI Georgia, only 27% of Georgians think that the aid money given to their country will be well spent, with both ineffective spending and corruption cited as concerns. Over half a billion dollars in aid funds is expected to go towards permanent housing for the over 250,000 (old and new) IDPs currently living in Georgia. In addition, over 100 million dollars in additional funding may go to UN bodies and NGOs. The goal of the project is to Make Aid Work for Georgia by improving IDP housing policy, and by improving the transparency, accountability and communications of government bodies, donors, UN bodies and NGOs involved in aid.