The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is a Tbilisi-based non-profit, non-partisan, research and analysis organization founded in early 2011. GIP strives to strengthen the organizational backbone of democratic institutions and promote good governance and development through policy research and advocacy in Georgia. It also encourages public participation in civil society-building and developing democratic processes.

The organization aims to become a major center for scholarship and policy innovation for the country of Georgia and the wider Black sea region. To that end, GIP is working to distinguish itself through relevant, incisive research; extensive public outreach; and a brazen spirit of innovation in policy discourse and political conversation. Since December 2013 GIP is member of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.

Our Staff

Mariam Grigalashvili

Policy Analyst

Mariam Akhalkatsi

Communication Coordinator

Kornely Kakachia

Executive Director

Giorgi Aptsiauri

Finance Manager

Affiliated Analyst

Our Interns

Dachi Shanidze

Internship - Ongoing

Sandro Kharazashvili

Internship - Ongoing

Giorgi Davidian

Internship - Ongoing

Givi Silagadze

Internship - January-June, 2017

David Rypel

Internship - February-May, 2017

Mariam Apriashvili

Internship - January-June, 2017

Tinatin Vakhania

Internship - May-December, 2016

Ana Chitaladze

Internship - April-December, 2015