Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on municipal budgets and revenues in Georgia
As the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, Georgia more or less successfully overcame the initial shock and combatted the first wave of the virus’s spread. Decisions taken by the Georgian government at that time were aimed at protecting both human health and economic development. The majority of its measures were implemented in the first half of 2020, most notably between March and May, when a state of emergency was declared in the country. By June, the Government had developed an anti-crisis plan and made amendments to the budget accordingly.