Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP)

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.

Georgian Institute of Politics
13 Aleksandr Pushkin St
0107 Tbilisi

Dr Kornely Kakachia is the founder and executive Director of the Georgian Institute of Politics in Tbilisi. A professor at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Kakachia has held visiting appointments at John. F. Kennedy School of government, Harvard University and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Kakachia earned his PhD in Political Science at Tbilisi State University. He is a member of International Studies Association and the Program on NewApproaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia).