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ICT– Harmonisation of laws, regulation of next generation access and regulatory development



TCRS Number:


Business sector:

Information and Communication Technologies

Notice type:



TC Com approved

PSD disclosed:

04 May 2016

Project Description

In an effort to ensure that Georgia takes the fullest benefit from policy, legal, regulatory and technological developments in the information communications technology (ICT) sector the Government of Georgia (the ‘Government’), through the Ministry for Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD) and the Georgia National Communications Commission (GNCC) have undertaken reforms within the sector aimed at ensuring full liberalisation based upon harmonisation with the relevant European Union (EU) policies, laws and regulations. GNCC wishes to continue this reform agenda by fully harmonising with current EU acquis and adopting, and implementing proven EU practises, particularly in the area of the acceleration of roll-out of broadband internet connectivity. To help continue implementation of these reforms GNCC has requested the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). EBRD has agreed to provide support to GNCC, and will retain external consulting advisors to help with implementation of the project of technical described herein.

Project Objectives

The objective of the Assignment is three-fold. Firstly, to increase the harmonisation of the Georgian legal/regulatory framework for ICT with that of the EU. Secondly, to support the modernisation of regulatory implementation and practises, based upon the existing legal framework, or on that framework as amended in the legislative harmonisation process also due to be undertaken as part of this Assignment. Thirdly, to support regulatory initiatives that will help to attract or accelerate the roll-out of high-speed broadband infrastructure and services, e.g. introduction of next generation access regulation.

TC Recipient Information

Georgia National Communications Commission

Project Cost

€ 630,00

Funding Summary

The Assignment will be funded by the Government of the Slovak Republic through the Slovak Republic - EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund

Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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