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Strengthening Financial Management of the National Center for Disease Control
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:41    PDF Print E-mail

National Center for Disease Control is the leading player in the protection and improvement of the health of Georgia’s population through scientific, evidence-based prevention of diseases and preparation for and response to threats to public health.  NCDC manages a large network of laboratories, including: the R. Lugar Center for Public Health Research, three Zonal Diagnostic Laboratories, and seven Laboratory Sentinel Stations spread throughout Georgia.

In November 2014, HICD PLUS began to work to improve and update NCDC’s financial system. The consultants did the functional analysis of the NCDC’s Finance and Economic Department and developed a set of recommendations for an upgraded system. NCDC received the comprehensive finance management manual, Standard Operating Procedures inclusive of staffing requirements, job descriptions; Guidelines and KPIs. On April 2-3, 2015, HICD PLUS trained 21 employees of the Finance and Economic Department on Implementing Proposed Changes and Communicating the Changes Internally.

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HICD PLUS helped the Ministry of Finance to launch its First Ever E-library
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:44    PDF Print E-mail

The Academy of the Ministry of Finance is one of the most prominent learning hubs for Georgian civil service. The training center with a turnover of up to 2000 trainees per year delivers a wide spectrum of trainings including in finance, budgeting, accounting, audit, tax, marketing, and project management.

As part of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MOF), the main priority of the Academy is to ensure the professional development of MOF employees and support the MOF’s ongoing reform efforts. In addition, the Academy actively cooperates with other Government agencies and supports their development centers.

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Better Access to the Microfinance Helps Georgian Agriculture to Develop
Monday, 09 March 2015 14:03    PDF Print E-mail

“I worked as a butcher in the local market. It was a battle every day, the means to an end to support my family. Having a farm was my dream, but I could not collect seed money to start a business, banks repeatedly refused me financing, because of my unemployed status,” recalls Manuchar Gotiashvili a farmer from Vartsikhe (near Kutaisi), husband, and father of two. After several failed attempts to find a job in the city or receive a bank loan, Manuchar approached a local micro-finance organization and received a loan to start his farm. Currently, he owns a successful business and is one of the largest suppliers of chicken, beef, and pork to the Kutaisi regional market.

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