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Supporting Ajara Rural Start-Ups


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Funded By:

European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD)


July, 2018


October, 2018

Areas of Expertise:

Economic & Business Analysis,

International Economic Development,

International Economic Development,

Public Policy Development,



About the Project

In frames of the Rural Community Capacity Building Programme UNDP supports local rural citizens and particularly AMAGs to widen their activities and switch from agriculture focused activities to rural economy in general.

The overall objective of the activity was to identify active members of AMAGs and help them develop business plans for initiating local economic activities.


Our Role  

ACT Team implemented information campange, conducted consultation meetings with the members of AMAGs across Ajara Region, and announced open calls for proposals for the economic initiatives. Based on the review of the proposals, interviews with applicants, and detailed analysis of each project, more than 30 successful candidates were selected. Each selected applicant was assigned a tutor who helped them to develop business plans for final presentation with the project stakeholders.  


Project Outcome

As a result of the activity business plans were developed for 30 projects initiated by individuals or groups of individuals representing AMAGs. Business proposals were presented to UNDP and the main stakeholders. Part of the initiatives were funded by UNDP and AMAGs and are still supported to ensure sustainable development of their projects.