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December 23, 2020

Six years ago, Tamar was getting ready for her wedding when she decided to make her own tiara by hand. A trained doctor, Tamar has turned her hobby into a small business, “AtaBata,” creating tiaras for hundreds of brides and making a name for herself in the wedding accessory business. This year, she started making Christmas ornaments and other holiday gifts. Tamar’s business truly began to grow after she participated in the USAID YES-Georgia Program, a USAID and W-GDP-supported activity that provides young entrepreneurs with startup financing and training. 

December 10, 2020

USAID is supporting Georgia to build a modern, globally-integrated capital market, a key condition for enterprise-driven economic growth.  The recent linking of depositary notes by Silknet is the latest sign that Georgia is making progress toward building this investment ecosystem.

December 4, 2020

USAID and Enterprise Georgia have launched a two-year partnership to facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Georgia’s economy.  The initiative will promote high-value opportunities for international investors, helping Georgia’s private sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build a more innovative economy that creates higher-value jobs for Georgian workers.

December 3, 2020

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USAID Notes Progress and Calls for Continued Commitment

“Georgia’s future as a democratic, prosperous, and stable society depends on all of its citizens, including persons with disabilities, being included in the development journey,” USAID/Georgia Mission Director Peter Wiebler. 

On December 3, USAID marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities by calling for continued support for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in Georgia.  

December 2, 2020


The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for Georgia’s socially vulnerable residents, including children. To help Georgian society cope with the pandemic, USAID, through its ACCESS program, has partnered with local civil society organizations to create conditions where children are supported amidst the pandemic conditions.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone. For children and their families, it has brought a particular set of challenges, especially for families that are socially vulnerable.