CIVICUS Civil Society Index

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Partner Profile of the Week: The Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development in Georgia

Posted by civilsocietyindex on August 18, 2009

CIPDDThe Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) was established in 1992 in Tbilisi, Georgia to advocate for policy goals such as the development of a vibrant and diverse civil society, as well as effective and accountable public institutions based on the rule of law and an integrated political community, which at the same time respect and preserve identities of different ethnic and religious communities in Georgia.

Main strategic priorities include:

  1. Public policy debate and development
  2. Democratic state and support for civil institutions
  3. Civil integration in the multi-ethnic and multi-confessional environment

CIPDD seeks to contribute to the implementation of these goals through producing relevant and high-quality public policy documents, and encouraging a pluralistic and informed public policy debate in Georgia. The Caucasus Institute is a catalyst of public discussion: we gain knowledge on public problems, propose to the citizens their analysis, assessment and options for the solution, and broaden the circle of people willing to debate public issues in the country.

In terms of the CSI programme, CIPDD started the implementation of the CSI in Georgia in 2008. The first stage (research) was generously funded by the Open Society Georgia Foundation ( We are now looking for funding for the second stage (producing country report and policy brief, promotion of project findings). If you are interested in supporting CSI in Georgia, please contact the NIT at  

Contact Information

72, Tsereteli Ave, 2nd floor
0154 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel: +995 32 35 51 54/35 59 57
Fax: +995 32 35 57 54
CSI contacts: Paata Gurgenidze ( and Tina Tkeshelashvili (


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