This report, a result of the study commissioned by NIMD and implemented by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC), presents the first findings of an opinion survey on the issues pertaining to constitutional and governance processes and their architecture.
Constitutions serve as building blocks for any democracy as they define the nature of the state and of the distribution of power between the branches of the government. They also define how those who govern are being held accountable by those who are the supreme source of power – the citizens.
Apart from its legislative importance, the process of constitutional reform is also a highly political one. It requires that all major stakeholders take part in the process of elaborating on how power should be wielded, checked and balanced to ensure that effective governance reinforces fundamental human rights and the livelihood of a free and fair society. In this regard, it is hoped that this study will help in better structuring political discourse on constitutional changes.
NIMD is committed to supporting Georgia on its path to transforming into a truly multiparty, pluralistic and stable democracy. It does so by encouraging a multi-party dialogue, facilitating consensus and confidence building, investing in institutional development of political parties and supporting a transparent and participatory debate on constitutional reforms.