Environment in emerging and transition economies

National policy dialogue (NPD) in Georgia



Year of NPD launch:  2011

Present NPD Chair(s) and strategic partners in the government: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection

Source of NPD funding: European Union, Government of Finland, OSCE

The National Policy Dialogue (NPD) started in Georgia in September 2010 with meetings of the UNECE Water Convention secretariat with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources and other stakeholders. The Memorandum of Understanding on the NPD implementation was signed by the Ministry of Environment Protection and UNECE in October 2011. This page summarises the main areas of work and achievements in the context of the NPD process.

Name of the meeting Date and Place LoP Agenda Minutes
5th Steering Committee meeting 11 April 2017, Tbilisi LoP Agenda Minutes
4th Steering Committee meeting 05 April 2016, Tbilisi LoP Agenda  Minutes
3rd Steering Committee meeting 23 February 2015, Tbilisi LoP Agenda -
2nd Steering Committee meeting 30 May 2013, Tbilisi LoP Agenda Minutes
1st Steering Committee meeting 11 June 2012, Tbilisi LoP Agenda Minutes

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You can consult the Country Review about the priorities, key achievements and plans for the future.

 EUWI Kura Basin Policy Highlights cover, 2016‌‌‌


OECD Policy Highlights 2016 - Co-operative water management in the Kura River basin

The basin of the river Kura is shared by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey. The river is 1,515 km long; it originates in Turkey, on the north slope of the Allahuekber Mountains, and discharges to the Caspian Sea. This review focuses on co-operative water management in Georgia and Azerbaijan, which are neighboring countries hosting a significant stretch of the Kura River.


The Reform of Economic Instruments for Water Management in Georgia

This report aims to contribute to a national policy dialogue, supported by OECD and UNECE, against the background of Georgia’s signature in 2014 of an Association Agreement with the EU and a commitment to implement the EU’s Water Framework Directive. Amongst other measures aimed at achieving “good water status” in all water bodies, the WFD (in Article 9) includes the systematic use of economic instruments, including water pricing, to recover the cost of water services provided to households, industry, and farmers.



The Potential Benefits of Trans-boundary Cooperation in Georgia and Azerbaijan - Kura River Basin

The objective of the paper is to provide further insight on the potential benefits of transboundary co-operation between Georgia and Azerbaijan in the Kura river basin. Economic analysis can help identify potential benefits of improved co-operation on water resources management, and allocate them fairly, to drive further improvement of the river management. The outcomes of this study allowed for the identification of priorities for future work on transboundary co-operation between Georgia and Azerbaijan.



Strengthening the economic and financial dimension of integrated water resources management in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia

The present report addresses both dimensions, with the purpose of providing an overall perspective of the economic and financial dimension of IWRM at the river basin scale. It builds on the insights on economic instruments for water management in each country gained through three Country reviews carried out by national experts in the first phases of this project1. The following two sections will provide more details about the context and the specific objectives of the project.



Draft assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin

The present document contains the draft nexus assessment of the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin. The draft assessment is the result of an assessment process carried out according to the methodology described in document ECE/MP.WAT/WG.1/2015/8 developed on the basis of a desk study of relevant documentation, an assessment workshop (Kachreti, Georgia; 25-27 November 2013), as well as inputs from local experts and officials of the riparian countries.

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