Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD) "is a public policy think-tank, specialized in a broad area of democracy development. CIPDD was founded in 1992 in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is a non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation. It advocates policy goals such as the development of a vibrant and diverse civil society, effective and accountable public institutions based on the rule of law and an integrated political community, which at the same time respects and preserves identities of different ethnic and religious communities in Georgia. CIPDD seeks to contribute to the implementation of these goals through producing relevant and high-quality public policy documents, and encouraging a pluralistic and informed public policy debate in Georgia." 
Accessed August 2007: 
- Malkhaz Songhulashvili
- Ghia Nodia
- Erekle Mchedlishvili
- Emilia Khalilova
- Emzar Jgerenaia
- Giorgi Gvakharia
- Ia Antadze
NED Funding 
Receied $27,500 in 1993 from the NED to "support research, publishing and educational programs that promote democratic and free-market values in Georgia, including a series of seminars and workshops addressing possible solutions to the problems of the democratic transition in the country and in the Caucasus region."
In 1994 the National Peace Foundation obtained $55,000 from the NED which it channeled to the Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development "to enable the Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development in Tbilisi to conduct a series of programs to help promote democratic and free-market values and consider solutions to the problems of the democratic transition in Georgia and the Caucasus."
Received $55,000 in 1995 from the NED "The Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (CIPDD), a non-governmental research organization located in Tbilisi, Georgia, received Endowment support to continue its research, publishing and education programs. The project will include a series of seminars and workshops which will consider solutions to the problems of the democratic transition in the country and in the Caucasus region. It will also produce television programs to expose broad audiences to the democratic experience in other countries and discussion of Georgia's own development. (6/95)" In 1996 they received a $27,237 NED grant "to publish articles by Georgian and western scholars on issues of democracy, state-building, economic development, conflict resolution, and international relations, as they are relevant to ongoing processes and challenges of democratic transition in Georgia. Articles will appear in newspapers as well as in the Institute's series of occasional papers. The Institute will hold six seminars on key issues concerning Georgia's political development that are not otherwise addressed in public fora. Finally, the Institute will continue to produce television programming as well as its monthly electronic mail bulletin, The Georgian Chronicle."
Received $29,090 in 1999 from the NED "To address issues related to democratic development and ethnic minority integration in Georgia through research, roundtable discussions at the community level, a nationally- televised discussion in Tbilisi, and an educational television documentary."
In 2001 they received a further NED $30,125 grant "To work with local groups and the government on a feasibility study of ethnic conflict early-warning mechanisms, building upon its previous NED-funded research of Georgia's ethnic minorities. The institute will develop a policy package on a national concept of civic integration."
CIPDD donors and partners
Accessed August 2007: 
- Austrian government, through the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
- Cartu Foundation
- Eurasia Foundation
- European Commission, both directly and through the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR, London, UK)
- German Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
- International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA )
- Latvian government, through the Latvian Institute for International Affairs
- National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
- NATO Office for Information and Press
- Open Society Georgia-Foundation
- Open Society Institute East-East Programme, through Open Society-Georgia Foundation
- Open Society Institute - Think Tank Fund
- OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
- OSCE's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) through Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD)
- UK government through Saferworld
- USAID through Save the Children
Partners in Georgia
- Centre for Strategic Reforms and Development of Georgia
- Civil Society Institute
- Centre for Change and Conflict Management Partners-Georgia
- Georgian Young Lawyer's Association
- Transparency International – Georgia
- Union of Azerbaijani Women of Georgia
- Union of Intercultural Cooperation in Kvemo Kartli Region - Bridge (MOST)
- United Nations Association
- International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law
- Save the Children – Georgia
- Association of Investigative Journalists of Armenia
- Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)
- Azerbaijani Committee for Journalists' Protection (RUH)
- Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations (CJES)
- Institute for Development and Social Initiatives (IDIS-Viitorul)
- Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS)
- Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR)
- Latvian Institute for International Affairs (LIIA)
- Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (IMD)
- UNESCO International Centre for Human Sciences
- Web: http://www.cipdd.org
Resources and articles
- About CIPDD, CIPDD, accessed August 24, 2007.
- George Tarkhan-Mouravi, accessed August 24, 2007.
- Board, Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, accessed August 24, 2007.
- Democracy Projects Database, NED, accessed August 22, 2007.
- CIPDD donors and partners, Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development, accessed August 24, 2007.