Economic Rationale for Social CohesionJoint Chamber of Commerce and Re-opening of Ergneti Market
Violent Conflict 2008 Aggravating factors South Ossetia’s demand for autonomy Restrictive economic policy: closure of the Ergneti Market/boundary line Political and Military interference and support (propping up) from outside actors High militarization of boundary line and region Biased and inflammatory media propaganda poverty Root CausesGeorgian nationalist policies and hostility/ historical injustices to minoritiesForced reunification of Georgia and S. Ossetia BackgroundDivide and Rule by imperial powers1996 Collapse of the Soviet Union and independence of Soviet republics
Actors Interests/GainsInternal Internal1. Autonomous (rebel) Government of S. Ossetia 1.Autonomy, identity recognition2. Georgian backed provisional government in S. 2. Security, power and control.Ossetia 3. Economic freedom and3. S. Ossetia citizens living in S. Ossetia movement.4. Georgian Citizens living in S. Ossetia 4. Security5. Business entrepreneurs 5. Economic growth6.Security forces 6. Control, security7.Organized crime lords 7. financial gainsExternal ExternalRussian military and aid Energy, TransitNato Security anti-contrabandOSCE Allie in the regionUN Military Occupation/ArmsEU Military/Air force baseUSA Peacekeepers Financial
What lessons can be learned? Are the lessons meeting our goals in our theories of change. To what level were stakeholders involved in the M&E process. Did buy-in take place because of collaborative effort or due to media/social marketing efforts (both?). What are best practices from our project that are replicable. What were the outputs produced? Did we achieve our intended outcomes? What aspect of the project brought about the greatest change What were the unintended (positive or negative) outcomes from the project. Is the project sustainable upon completion.