Evaluation of Civil Development Agency (CiDA) and its Corporate Sustainability Platforms
The evaluation object was the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) in Georgia, and its two corporate sustainability platforms the CSR Club and Global Compact Network Georgia.
CiDA is a regional Civil Society Organization established in 2002 in Rustavi, Georgia with the mission to support effective realization of the social and economic rights of the Georgian population and to improve their quality of life, though multi-stakeholder cooperation, by providing direct services, as well as by addressing the problems of interested groups through developing their networking capabilities and opportunities.
The platforms concentrate on several thematic priority directions, such as business and human rights, transparency and reporting on corporate responsibility, Women’s Empowerment in Business sector, Labour Rights and Employment of PwDs by business sector, encouraging business action for SDGs and business-CSO cooperation around this issue. The organization has implemented a number of awareness raising activities on labor and environmental issues, through Conferences, and thematic meetings, and is planning to continue more active work on those directions.
The project “Leadership for Sustainable Development in Georgia” supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Tbilisi and implemented by the Civil Development Agency (CiDA) from November 1, 2018 to 30 April, 2021 with the total amount of 8 000 000 SEK, aims to enhance multi-stakeholder cooperation and business involvement in the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Georgia through two specific objectives:
Specific Objective 1: To develop capacities of CiDA and its corporate platform to effectively promote corporate sustainability and business involvement in implementation of Agenda 2030 in Georgia.
Specific Objective 2: To enhance capacities of State officials, businesses, and other relevant stakeholders and contribute to their increased collaboration and coordination around agenda 2030