Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national GDP, with about half of the country's urban population concentrated in it. The city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total between 2007 and 2017, while cities in the regions of Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. The reverse trend in regional cities highlights issues such as out-migration, unbalanced economic growth, limited employment opportunities and poor livability in these regions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) undertook a National Urban Assessment (NUA) in 2015 that identified the need for balanced regional development to unlock the potential for inclusive economic growth through urban development by adopting multiple strategies, new initiatives, and innovative funding mechanisms at the national and regional level through integrated urban investment planning.
|Project Name||Livable Cities Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development
Transport / Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Renovation and protection of cultural heritage - Urban flood protection - Urban sanitation - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia, contributes 70% of the national GDP, with about half of the country's urban population concentrated in it. The city's urban population steadily increased from 47% to 51% of the country's total between 2007 and 2017, while cities in the regions of Kakheti and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti experienced decline in their urban population during the same period. The reverse trend in regional cities highlights issues such as out-migration, unbalanced economic growth, limited employment opportunities and poor livability in these regions. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) undertook a National Urban Assessment (NUA) in 2015 that identified the need for balanced regional development to unlock the potential for inclusive economic growth through urban development by adopting multiple strategies, new initiatives, and innovative funding mechanisms at the national and regional level through integrated urban investment planning.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Government of Georgia has requested the Asian Development Bank for the Project Readiness Financing (PRF) for the preparation of the ensuing Livable Cities Investment Program (LCIP) multitranche financing facility (MFF). The LCIP concept was developed under the policy and advisory technical assistance (TA-9220): Livable Urban Areas which prepared integrated urban action plans (IUAP) as an investment matrix for ensuring balanced regional development in the selected four urban region clusters. The TA-9220 supported Georgia in mainstreaming integrated urban development in a participatory manner through master planning and prioritization of urban investments that promote the development of inclusive, environmentally responsible, and economically competitive urban tourism clusters and economic corridors. The development of livable urban areas with improved infrastructure and services will realize Georgia's potential for sustainable urban development, balanced regional development and inclusive economic growth.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ramola Naik Singru|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia
12 Khazbegi Str. 0160 Tbilisi
Georgia Tbilisi City Municipality
7 Shartava str. 0160 Tbilisi
|Fact Finding||20 Mar 2019 to 22 Mar 2019|
|MRM||04 Sep 2019|
|Approval||21 Nov 2019|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Nov 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Nov 2019||09 Dec 2019||-||30 Dec 2023||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||18.27||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||15.00||21 Nov 2019||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Nov 2019||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 6024-GEO: Livable Cities Investment Program||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2019|
|Project Agreement for Loan 6024-GEO (Tbilisi City): Livable Cities Investment Program||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2019|
|Project Agreement for Loan 6024-GEO (Regions): Livable Cities Investment Program||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2019|
|Livable Cities Investment Program: Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||Nov 2019|
|Livable Cities Investment Program: Project Readiness Financing Report||Project Readiness Financing Report||Nov 2019|
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ADB Approves $15 Million Loan to Begin Improvement Work to Urban Environment in GeorgiaADB has approved a $15 million loan (in euro equivalent) to finance the preparation and design of a program that will help improve infrastructure and services in Georgia’s cities, as part of the bank’s strategy...
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Feasibility Study on the Development of Public and Tourist Transport Services on the Mtkvari River in Tbilisi (Package 5)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Nov 2019||13 Jan 2020|
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