Public Policy and Accountability Grants (PPAG) Program

Public Policy and Accountability Grants (PPAG) Program

The East-West Management Institute (EWMI) Advancing CSO Capacities and Engaging Society for Sustainability (ACCESS) is pleased to announce the Public Policy and Accountability Grants (PPAG) program for Georgian think tanks and watchdog organizations to undertake efforts focusing on increasing government transparency, accountability, and efficiency in responding to and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis through policy research, monitoring, analysis, and/or advocacy.

In order for the national efforts at minimizing the COVID-19 threats and negative implications to be effective, they must be (a) based on the best available evidence and analysis, (b) clear to the public to enable engagement and accountability, and (c) benefit from mutual coordination and cooperation with broader society at all levels – national, local, and community.

To meet this need, EWMI ACCESS invites Georgian think tanks and watchdog organizations or coalitions thereof to submit applications that aim to achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  1. Provide policy analysis and assessment of government’s decisions and actions during and in relation to the COVID-19 crisis, and propose recommendations for improvements, alternative solutions, or additional steps to be taken to reach better results;
  2. Propose and create mechanisms for the civil oversight and monitoring over the implementation of government’s decisions and actions to ensure their transparency, equity, and efficiency;
  3. Study, oversee, and/or analyze the state of play and policies in the most underrepresented sectors, groups, and regions affected by COVID-19;
  4. Promote participatory policymaking and consensus-building around Georgia’s long-term vision for resolving the lasting consequences of COVID-19 and making most of the new opportunities.

More detailed information and the application form can be downloaded from here – RfA and Application Form – PPAG.

Deadline for submitting proposals – October 30, 2020. 

Requests for clarification should be sent to Nodar Tangiashvili, EWMI ACCESS Public Policy and Accountability Advisor, at 

Applicants should submit their application via e-mail to E-mails must have “PPAG PROGRAM” in the subject line.


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