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

Project Assistant

Mariam Akhalkatsi

Communication Coordinator

Kornely Kakachia

Executive Director

Giorgi Aptsiauri

Finance Manager

Our Interns

Givi Silagadze

Internship - Ongoing

David Rypel

Internship - February-May, 2017

Mariam Apriashvili

Internship - ongoing

Tinatin Vakhania

Internship - May-December, 2016

Ana Chitaladze

Internship - April-December, 2015