Strengthening the Voice of Georgian SMEs

Widely recognized as the strongest reformer in Eurasia, Georgia benefits from a vibrant civil society and active business community to drive democratic and economic progress. CIPE is supporting that process by strengthening the voice of Georgia’s small and medium-sized businesses in particular, supporting business associations, chambers of commerce, and other business support organizations across the country. CIPE has built the Economic Policy Advocacy Coalition, a group of over 60 organizations that advocates for pro-business reform, with successes in the areas of land registration and state procurement, among others. In addition, CIPE runs a mentorship program for smaller business associations outside of the capital, to ensure that reforms are broad-based and that growth is geographically diverse.