Main Achivements

Research Activities

Since 1998, one of the main tasks of our organization has been to study issues that are relevant for our society. With this purpose, from the day of the foundation, we conduct active research activities and publish bulletins.
Articles by highly qualified experts published in our bulletins serve as a solid basis for planning successful interventions by various organizations and persons active in relevant fields.

Lawmaking and Policy Development

Over the years of our activity, we have developed number of significant legislative initiatives in cooperation with our experts; most of them were adopted by the Parliament of Georgia with some amendments.

Community Development

In this direction we mainly work with municipalities, local businesses and up to 30 community groups in Kakheti, Samegrelo and Guria regions. In 2013-2017, we held up to 80 major events (trainings, seminars, study tours) and announced several closed and open grant competitions resulting in 75 community projects implemented with our financial support.
On the initiative of community initiative groups and in cooperation with local self-government, up to 500 local problems of various scale and complexity were solved.

Good Governance

In various municipalities, many cities and villages of Georgia, it became possible to develop a network of community organizations and improve civic culture, to establish and maintain the dialogue with local authorities and achieve active participation of citizens in the decision-making process.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

We were the first Georgian organization that prepared and published The Sustainability Report in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines; the first Georgian-language textbook on CSR for higher educational institutions; and comprehensive analytical research on “Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Sector’s Role” (analysis and recommendations for the Government of Georgia).

Consumer Rights Protection

Our organization has played an important role in improving Georgian legislation and state control in terms of food safety. Over the years, as a result of our work, the actions of the National Food Agency (NFA) have become more transparent. The Agency was instructed to respond promptly to consumer complaints about products of questionable quality. Products containing vegetable fats can no longer be sold under the name of dairy products.

Social Entrepreneurship

In 2016, together with 6 Social Enterprises, we established the “Alliance of Social Enterprises”, which represents a platform for social enterprises and promotes the protection of common interests of its members, raising the visibility of the sector in society, and developing effective mechanisms for sharing of experience and inter-sectoral collaboration.

CSO Capacity Building

We constantly provide custom tailored technical assistance to CSOs that will enable them to improve organizational management systems, deliver quality services to their beneficiaries and, most importantly, ensure their financial and institutional sustainability.
Since 2015, we have been working more intensively on social services and social welfare in general, while in 2017, we joined the work process aimed to improve the social regulations; namely, we are actively involved in the development of the draft law on social work.

Consulting and Training Services

Over the years, more than 15,000 people attended training and consultation meetings facilitated by our organization. This significant achievement is enhanced by the fact that our expertise is recognized by local and international organizations.