Cooperation with Georgian National Competition AgencyGEC launches a new project - "2021-2024 Strategy Development of Georgian National Competition Agency"
The Georgian National Competition Agency was established in 2014 and is an independent legal entity of public law that is accountable to the Prime Minister of Georgia and the society. On November 4, 2020, the main part of the amendments to the Georgian Law on Competition entered into force, which fully complies with the best European practice, the requirements of the DCFTA, and reflects the basic principles of EU competition law. In 2020, the Parliament of Georgia made a decision and the staff of the Public Procurement Dispute Resolution Council started operating under the structure of the Agency. Also, on January 1, 2021, the anti-demining legislation came into force and the relevant department started functioning in the agency. The main objective of the Agency is the implementation of competition policy, creation, and protection of conditions for the promotion of competition in Georgia and for this purpose prevention and elimination of all types of anti-competitive agreements and actions.
The aim of the project is to enable the organization to effectively fulfill its expanded mandate and strengthen organizational performance. The main objectives of the project are: to strengthen the planning, work and monitoring capabilities of the agency to better achieve organizational goals; to develop a three-year organizational strategy and one-year action plan in close collaboration with management and responsible staff.
The project is being implemented by USAID’s Human and Institutional Capacity Development Activity in Georgia.