Georgia Investment Forum: Technical Assistance Completion Report
sector: Industry and Trade | country: Georgia
More rigorous oversight of comparable surveys to ensure greater feedback should be undertaken for future events as the percentage of Forum attendees who responded to the Forum survey was only 10%. Visa restrictions introduced by the government of Georgia in 2014 hindered participation from several of ADB’s developing member countries. While the government has revised visa regulations to streamline these processes going forward, this aspect requires close follow-up for future events. The quality of panel discussion during the Forum was linked in large part to advance planning and having skillful and articulate moderators. Participation of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in the Forum outreach activities was not planned during the design stage of the TA (technical assistance). However, JICA significantly contributed to the success of the Forum by identifying the Japanese companies interested to participate in the Forum and facilitating their travel and accommodation. Such partnerships will be valuable and should be actively sought.