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Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance: Georgia


Fact Sheet
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
January 20, 2009

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Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance*
Fiscal Year (FY) 2007: $74.69 Million(M) ($58.0M FSA, $16.69M Other)
FY 2008: $63.81M ($50.09M FSA, $13.72M Other)**

 Assistance Goals: United States Government (USG) assistance promotes consolidation and advancement of the democratic reforms undertaken since the November 2003 Rose Revolution; assists Georgia’s integration into the Euro-Atlantic community through the implementation of free-market reforms; and supports Georgian efforts to attain energy security by diversifying its energy sources.

Areas of Focus (Foreign Operations Appropriated Assistance):

Peace and Security (PS): FY 2007: $28.91M; FY 2008: $22.2M

  • Reform, train and equip the Georgian military to meet NATO standards and to support contributions to international peacekeeping and security operations;
  • Improve the capacity of the Georgian Border Police and Custom Service to fight smuggling, increase revenue and improve border control;
  • Increase the skills of the Georgian law enforcement officials;
  • Enhance forensic capabilities to meet international standards

Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD): FY 2007: $12.05M; FY 2008: $13.44M

  • Improve government capacity, transparency, accountability and decentralization;
  • Advance the rule of law through reform of the legal profession, judicial and legal education and criminal procedure, and preparing for jury trials;
  • Bolster political party competitiveness and support free and fair elections;
  • Strengthen civil society and independent media.

Investing in People (IIP): FY 2007: $7.77M; FY 2008: $8.017M

  • Increase access to affordable quality health and social services;
  • Support decentralization and accreditation of education system;
  • Strengthen vocational education in the tourism and road construction sectors;

Economic Growth (EG): FY 2007: $22.84M; FY 2008: $17.282M

  • Promote regulatory reform to foster growth of small/medium-sized businesses;
  • Build the infrastructure necessary for a competitive economy and labor market;
  • Increase diversification of energy sources and export markets.

Humanitarian Assistance (HA): FY 2007: $1.80M; FY 2008: $1.8M

  • Relieve suffering of vulnerable populations;
  • Build partnerships between the people of Georgia, local NGOs and local officials and the people of the United States;
  • Delivered in donated pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and supplies valued at $25M to health care facilities in Georgia.

Recent Successes:

  • A 4.6% reduction of the overall crime rate in the first six months of 2007, and a 62.5% reduction of the serious crime rate (murder, robbery and drug dealing) (in part via USG assistance to legal and law-enforcement entities);
  • Creation of a modern facility to detect communicable infectious diseases;
  • Increase of 40% in trade turnover and doubling of foreign investment from 2005 to 2006 (resulting in part from USG assistance).

Assistance to Conflict Areas:

  • Promote confidence building in the separatist regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia to promote the peaceful settlement and reintegration of these areas into a unified Georgia.

 

*Division J of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Omnibus Appropriations Act: Department of State Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2008, including: FSA, CSH, NADR, IMET and FMF.

**Estimate from FY 2009 Congressional Budget Justification; Website: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/101440.pdf.

Pie chart depicting foreign operations appropriated assistance est. FY 2008 by objective. Text version also available.

Line graph depicting USG total assistance 1992-2007: Total USG and FREEDOM Support Act, FSA, USD Millions. Text version also available.

Georgia: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands

Total For. Ops. Accounts**

$63,812

FREEDOM Support Act:

$50,091

Foreign Military Financing (FMF):

$9,000

Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR):

$3,210

International Military Education and Training (IMET):

$761

Child Survival and Health (CSH):

$750

For More Information:

FSA Annual Report:
http://www.state.gov/p/eur/rls/rpt

Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC):
http://www.mcc.gov/countries/georgia/index.php

U.S. Embassy:
http://georgia.usembassy.gov/


Graph Explanations

Pie Chart: For estimate Fiscal Year 2008, thirty four percent of U.S. assistance to Georgia went to support the objective of Peace and Security (PS), twenty seven percent to Economic Growth (EG), twenty three percent to Governing Justly and Democratically (GJD), thirteen percent to Investing in People (IIP), and three percent to Humanitarian Assistance (HA).

The Line Graph depicts FREEDOM Support Act (FSA) and total U.S. assistance to Georgia from 1992 through 2007:

  • In Fiscal Year (FY) 1992, the U.S. Government provided $1.83 million in FSA assistance and $29.16m in total assistance to Georgia.
  • FY 1993: FSA $29.22m; $168.55m total.
  • FY 1994: FSA $49.60m; $93.48m total.
  • FY 1995: FSA $46.77m; $105.41m total.
  • FY 1997: FSA $21.97m; $94.46m total.
  • FY 1998: FSA $97.95m; $123.37m total.
  • FY 1999: FSA $89.45m; $119.53m total.
  • FY 2000: FSA $109.13m; $124.51m total.
  • FY 2001: FSA $71.92m; $151.23m total.
  • FY 2002: FSA $91.68m; $150.81m total.



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