ADB established a resident mission in Georgia and began operations in December 2008. An interim operational strategy approved in 2008 guides ADB's investments in the country until a new country partnership strategy is launched in 2013.
ADB and Georgia will continue to implement three large, multi-year partnerships—the Urban Services Improvement Investment Program, the Sustainable Urban Transport Investment Program, and the Regional Road Corridor Investment Program.
The foundations have been laid for the new directions of ADB's assistance consistent with the objectives set out in the interim operational strategy. This includes support to enhance managerial capacity of urban utilities to improve access to key urban services. The government and ADB are also exploring opportunities to help Georgia tap its abundant renewable energy resources and to promote the country's role as an emerging regional energy hub. Consistent with government efforts to boost agriculture sector development, ADB will explore opportunities to improve market logistics and related infrastructure. Financial intermediation and renewable energy generation are priority areas for private sector development.