Improving municipal services in Kvareli municipality

Center for Training and consultancy (CTC), through the sub grant program, supported local Civil Society Organisations in all eight municipalities of Kakheti in order to contribute improvements of local public services.

In order to promote the civic integration of ethnic minority youth in Kvareli, the local organization: “Akhalsopeli Youth Center” has launched a complex information campaign on opportunities for ethnic minorities to be involved in local self-government activities. As a result of the information campaign, young people from the ethnic minority population has joined the Youth Advisory Board of the City Hall. At the end of the project, a discussion of the draft municipal budget for 2022 was held in the format of the Advisory Board. The City Hall expressed its readiness to reflect specific youth programs initiated by the ethnic minority youth in the municipal budget for 2022.

In parallel, the organisation assessed quality of the municipal services using the Municipal Services Quality Assessment Toolkit (MUSQAT) and developed Kvareli Municipal Services Quality Assessment Report. They also monitored 2-year Municipal Services Improvement Action Plan of Kvareli municipality and produced the monitoring report.

The grant program was implemented with the financial support of the European Union in the framework of the project: “Municipal Services Quality Assessment Tool” (MUSQAT).