Georgia Compact

Projected Long Term Results
Project Estimated Beneficiaries Estimated Benefits
Enterprise Development Project 8,000 $76,000,000
Regional Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project 125,000 $216,000,000

The above estimates are based in the best, currently available, information and may be updated if new, reliable, data are available.

The total beneficiary count for the Compact may not be the sum of the different project beneficiary counts because of overlaps between Projects. In other words, some beneficiaries benefit from more than one project but are counted only once in the total beneficiary count.

Total benefits expected from each project are obtained from the ERR analysis MCC conducts during due diligence. Beneficiary counts, although consistent with benefit streams identified in the economic analysis, are not necessarily derived from these models (which are concerned with costs and benefits rather than beneficiaries). MCC estimates and reports expected beneficiaries when sufficiently reliable data exists to support the estimation. If such evidence is lacking, no estimation is attempted, resulting in an underestimation of projected beneficiaries for the Compact. Calculating the amount of benefit per beneficiary would therefore give an overestimation and can be misleading.

Project Objectives
Project Objective
Enterprise Development Project

Develop enterprises in the regions through:

  • An Investment Fund to provide long-term risk capital and technical assistance primarily in the regions outside of Tbilisi (Georgia Regional Development Fund), and
  • Grants and technical assistance to farmers and agribusinesses.
Regional Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project

Rehabilitate key regional infrastructure through:

  • Rehabilitation and construction of approximately 171 kilometers of main road traversing the Samtskhe-Javakheti region;
  • Rehabilitation of the North-South Gas Pipeline, and
  • Rehabilitation of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure in regions outside Tbilisi (Regional Infrastructure Development).

Projected Results by End of Compact

The Georgia Compact aims to achieve the results below by the end of the compact in 2011.

  • Reduce the poverty rate from 55.9 % to 50% in the Samtske-Javakheti region;
  • Generate $27,611,000 in household benefits from compact activities, and
  • Create 4,342 jobs.

Results to Date

Information on results to date is available in the Table of Key Performance Indicators (a subset of the full set monitored under the Georgia Monitoring and Evaluation Plan). The full set of performance indicators is detailed in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.

Impact Evaluation Framework

In addition to careful monitoring of implementation performance and measurement of preliminary results, MCC is funding two independent evaluations that will assess what would have happened in the absence of the MCC investments and measure the gains in income that can be attributed specifically to MCC-funded activities. Read about the impact evaluations of the Agribusiness Development Activity and the Samtskhe-Javakheti Road Rehabilitation. More information also is available in the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.