David Losaberidze

Local government reform – a new chance

By | July 17th, 2013|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

David Losaberidze is Project Coordinator at the Caucasus Institute for Peace Democracy and Development. Establishing true local self-government was one of the new Government of Georgia’s major pre-election promises. The ambitious goal of creating local self-governing units is now part of the government’s strategy. In Georgia’s two decades of independence, no other […]

Administrative-territorial reform – a taboo in Georgian politics

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

A lot of reforms have been carried out in the country during the first two decades after Georgia’s independence in 1991. Although some of them were rather controversial and contradictory, they led to significant changes in various spheres of Georgia’s social life, writes David Losaberidze, […]

The Georgian-style principle of subsidiarity

By | January 30th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

During his meetings with ordinary citizens (especially in the regions) the Georgian president often assures them he keeps a close eye on everything happening in the country, be it a new road or monument in a small town or village. "Nobody can do it but me," he says, writes David Losaberidze, project coordinator at [...]

The electricity meter produces rubbish in Tbilisi

By | January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , |

Most of the government’s decisions are routine in nature and ordinary people rarely feel their effect in everyday life, writes David Losaberidze, project coordinator at Caucasus Institute for Peace Democracy and Development. From time to time, however, the government makes […]

Provincial socialism and provincial liberalism

By | December 21st, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , |

A conference of the Georgian national platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum took place in Tbilisi, in the Courtyard Marriott Hotel, on November 24, 2011. Its main objectives were to discuss and endorse the articles of the platform and the code of conduct of member organisations, and elect governing bodies. The discussion turned into [...]

The new political centre and the new chance

By | November 25th, 2011|Categories: Opinion|Tags: |

The autumn of 2011 was marked with increased political activity in Georgia. It would not be an exaggeration to say that a wealthy Georgian businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili’s emergence on the Georgian political scene as a major opposition figure was widely regarded in Georgia as an event of the same magnitude as the Russian-Georgian war of 2008. [...]