The USAID Economic Security Program
The purpose of the USAID Economic Security Program (the Program) in Georgia, implemented by DAI, is to accelerate the creation of high(er) value jobs, generation of investment, and increased incomes and revenues of the micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) in sectors including tourism, light manufacturing, shared intellectual services, creative industries, and solid waste management. Within these sectors, the program focuses on the following value chains: gastronomic, adventure, and culture tourism; business process outsourcing (BPO); packaging and furniture manufacturing, toys, PPE, construction materials; and production media, post-production, and high-end artisan products.
The Program accelerates the economic transformation of the country by attracting the capital and technologies needed for growth. It harnesses Georgia’s growing market dynamism and catalyzes multi-stakeholder problem-solving and co-investment. By putting the private sector in the lead, the Program ensures sustainability, local ownership, and self-reliance.