Policy Paper: New Rights for Small Business

2014-03-21

New Rights Party (2011)

This publication was published within the framework of NIMD Political Party Assistance Programme in Georgia (PPA). The PPA Program aims to support institutional capacity development and creation of strategic plans of political parties in Georgia; and on later stage, to support the realization of these strategic plans. The publication is based on the policy papers in the fields of business, science and  education, healthcare, local self-governance and agriculture produced as a result of workshops and  discussions organized within the project “Policy analysis and institutional development of the New Rights Party of Georgia”. The publication is intended for dissemination among the workshop and public discussion participants.

Opinions expressed in this publication represent the outcome of a joint work of the individual experts and the New Rights Party. The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and in no way reflect the official position or policy of the NIMD. NIMD does not undertake responsibility for the content of the document. By publishing this document NIMD does not intend to provide political support to any political party.

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NIMD Annual Report 2010

2014-03-21

NIMD (2010)

In the NIMD Annual Report reader can find information on NIMD s programmes, its institutional capacity and budget for the year 2010.

As the year 2010 was expected to be the last year of the NIMD s second four-year programming cycle, much time and energy was invested in looking forward to prepare a new Multi-Annual Plan. Due to the Ministry’s new subsidy framework for 2012-2015, this cycle was extended to 2011.

Obviously looking forward has required some looking back, which was facilitated by the institutional evaluation of the NIMD and its 2006-2010 programme. Despite the time and energy invested in reflections and in planning ahead the focus of NIMD s work has first and foremost been on the country programmes and regional programmes.

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Constitutional Reform in Georgia: Insights from (opposition) Political Parties

2014-03-21

NIMD, CRRC (2010)

The report presents the observations of in-depth interviews with thirteen political parties on constitutional changes drafted by a State Commission in early 2010. Together with representatives from civil society organisations and Georgian Academia, the NIMD drew up a set of questions addressing the key issues of constitutional reform, as well as other matters directly or indirectly related to the constitution. With support of Caucasus Research and Resource Center (CRRC), the NIMD approached thirteen political parties and invited them to reflect on the issues important to the constitution and its reform.

This publication provides a summary of the opposition parties’ opinions. It is divided into several sections to facilitate both comparison and analysis. Issues discussed include the general question of how to go about the 0process of constitutional reform, as well as more specific issues, including judicial reform, elections and parliament, territorial arrangements in the breakaway regions, rights and freedoms, and party financing.

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Georgian Constitutional Reform in the Eyes of the Public

2014-03-21

CRRC, NIMD (2010)

This report, a result of the study commissioned by the NIMD and implemented by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC), presents the first findings of an opinion survey on the issues pertaining to constitutional and governance processes and their architecture.

Apart from its legislative importance, the process of constitutional reform is also a highly political one. It requires that all major stakeholders take part in the process of elaborating on how power should be wielded, checked and balanced to ensure that effective governance reinforces fundamental human rights and the livelihood of a free and fair society. In this regard, it is hoped that this study will help in better structuring political discourse on constitutional changes.

NIMD is committed to supporting Georgia on its path to transforming into a truly multiparty, pluralistic and stable democracy. It does so by encouraging a multi-party dialogue, facilitating consensus and confidence building, investing in institutional development of political parties and supporting a transparent and participatory debate on constitutional reforms.

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The Political Landscape of Georgia

2014-03-21

Alvaro Pinto Scholtbach, Ghia Nodia (2006)

At the onset of its activities in 2006, the NIMD took a broad historical look at the evolution of political landscape of Georgia. Since the last decade of the twentieth century Georgia has been struggling with the construction of its democratic architecture. Step by step, achievements have been reached and new challenges addressed. But what is the current situation of the political party system and how can it be improved so that it can contribute to a sustainable democracy? To answer those questions authors have carried out an interactive assessment in which Georgian political parties have been actively involved and have worked very closely with a team of researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), the Caucasus Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD), and the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR).

This book provides a snapshot of the political landscape of Georgia in its first decade of independence.

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