Municipality Index
Georgia's Recent "Municipality Index" report has been published

9th annual research paper
Municipalioty index cover 2
© FNF South Caucasus

The "Municipality Index" project, initiated by the New Economic School-Georgia and supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's South Caucasus office, marked its 9th annual report in 2023 since its inception in 2015. The index aims to assess the business environment, living conditions, and administrative efficiency of five self-governed municipalities (Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi, and Poti) and 59 self-governed community municipalities in Georgia. Notably, 41 municipalities were included for the first time in the report this year. The project's primary objective is to enhance economic and political conditions at the local level, recognising the pivotal role of local government policies in influencing freedom of choice, private initiative, business conditions, resource allocation, and overall socio-economic well-being. The project underscores the importance of monitoring and evaluating municipal government performance and emphasises the urgent need for practical tools and frameworks to drive policy solutions, thereby promoting improvements in municipal performance and fostering economic and social development.

The Municipal Index project addresses the crucial need to enhance the monitoring and evaluation of municipal performance. This initiative, spearheaded by the NES-G team, aims to improve local government efficiency, transparency, accountability, accessibility, and competitiveness.

The report is available as download at the link below.