Women’s Leadership as a Route to Greater Empowerment: Georgia Case Study

Authored by: Phyllis Dininio, Khatuna Khvichia, Lauren Seyfried, and Nana Sumbadze

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Political Transitions
Country: Georgia
Region: Europe and Eurasia
Year: 2014
Citation: Dininio, Phyllis, Khatuna Khvichia, Lauren Seyfried and Nana Sumbadze. "Women's Leadership as a Route to Greater Empowerment: Georgia Case Study." Arlington, VA: Management Systems International, 2014.

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Executive Summary

This case study examines the impact of three activities funded by USAID/Georgia to further USAID’s understanding of women’s political leadership and empowerment, and to identify the main challenges and lessons learned from the activities. The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI) implemented the activities between 2012 and 2014. During two weeks in July 2014, a three- person team conducted 36 meetings with staff at USAID/Georgia and the U.S. Embassy and individuals who participated in USAID-funded activities or could provide insight into the broader context in which these activities were implemented.