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.
As a technology-driven, leading financial group in Georgia TBC’s mission is to make lives easier for both customers and employees. The company holds a dominant position in all major business lines comprised of retail, corporate and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). Its financial and technological services include traditional banking offerings, as well as the industry's cutting-edge solutions, and have recently expanded its operations in Uzbekistan – pioneering in digital expertise and mobile banking across the region. As such, TBC puts special emphasis on women empowerment in Tech industries and is committed to partner with USAID over the initiative of establishing the Grace Hopper Award Program, which intends to recognize and inspire more Georgian women in the ICT sector.
The mission of the project is aligned with the company’s deeply rooted aspiration to support and encourage more women’s active involvement in Tech industries. In this regard, the company’s in-house educational institution, IT Academy, will this year introduce a new program designed for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging women’s engagement in technologies. Youth development, equality, and women empowerment are part of TBC’s strong culture and represent a set of priorities, which the company pursues with the utmost dedication.