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.
- 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.
Georgia: Est. FY 2008 USD Thousands
Total For. Ops. Accounts**
FREEDOM Support Act:
Foreign Military Financing (FMF):
Non-proliferation, Anti-terrorism, De-mining and Related Programs (NADR):
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
Child Survival and Health (CSH):