US Increases Aid to Georgia

The U.S. has allocated USD50 million in additional post-war rehabilitation assistance to Georgia. This funding is part of USD1 billion aid package promised by the U.S. to the Eastern European country, according to

. Approximately USD16.55 million of the grant will finance the country's municipal infrastructure development program, USD12.3 million will be spent to rehabilitate agriculture in the Shida Kartli region, USD9.22 million will go to school rehabilitation in geographically remote areas, and USD7.35 million will be used for vocational training and employment programs. A USD2.14 million chunk of the money will be used to survey and clear landmines, while the remaining USD1.55 million will benefit internally displaced persons.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.