Georgia: A Country at an Ancient Crossroads Looks to the Future

Publication | November 2010
Georgia: A Country at an Ancient Crossroads Looks to the Future

'More customers, access to piped water, and continually stocked shelves are just some of the benefits from the ADB-funded municipal improvements Nino Kurtanidze has witnessed as a teller at a local supermarket.'

Amid a spectacular natural and cultural backdrop, Georgia has endured conflicts and hardships and is today addressing development challenges with a progressive, forward-looking development strategy.

ADB has been a key partner in supporting Georgia's development goals. Georgia is the newest of ADB's 67 members, having joined in 2007. ADB's support to Georgia is closely aligned with the government's development agenda, focusing limited resources on a small number of priority areas and complementing the work of other development partners.

Georgia's partnership with ADB has expanded rapidly, and ADB's country portfolio is one of the fastest growing. Georgia's portfolio is at an early stage of development, with no project completion reports written or independent evaluations yet conducted. That said, early indications are that the government has developed a strong working relationship with ADB.


  • Georgia Development Indicators
  • Georgia and ADB: A Partnership for Prosperity
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges