In Georgia we focus on:
Supporting private sector competitiveness through innovation, enhanced value added and convergence with Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) standards and obligations. We will continue supporting SMEs and the local private sector via the well-developed local banking sector with a focus on high-potential areas such as agriculture, hospitality and innovation where we plan to deploy support in workforce training skills focused on regional inclusion, youth and gender.
Deepening financial intermediation and developing local currency and capital markets to enable the private sector to have better access to finance.
Expanding markets through inter-regional connectivity, expanding Georgia’s potential as a regional link through further modernisation of the country’s infrastructure. The EBRD will explore the financing investments under private-public partnership frameworks that will enable Georgia to take advantage of its geographic position between the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe.
Renewable energy, resource efficiency and climate change adaptation to improve competitiveness and resilience of the economy. We will continue supporting the creation of renewable generation capacity in hydropower, wind and possibly solar, as well as building transmission lines to connect with regional markets. A special Energy Efficiency Action Plan will be developed to tackle excessive energy consumption.
As well as being a country where the EBRD works, Georgia is also an EBRD donor. In 2014 Georgia signed a €1 million contribution agreement to the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P) Fund. And the second contribution agreement for €2 million was signed in 2020.
The EBRD’s latest Georgia strategy was adopted on 8 December 2021
Current EBRD forecast for Georgia’s Real GDP Growth in 2023 6.0%
Current EBRD forecast for Georgia’s Real GDP Growth in 2024 4.5%