Lagodekhi Municipality Local Development Strategy (LDS) delivers a strategic vision for social and economic development of this territorial unit. The document has been prepared in the frames of the Participatory Rural Development in Georgia (PRD) project on the basis of a wide range of consultations with local communities, civil society, business sector and local authorities, and approved by Lagodekhi Local Action Group (LAG). Intensive consultations and meetings were undertaken with the population of Lagodekhi Municipality to identify their needs and priorities. The consultation process included a series of public events and meetings in every village of the Municipality. The PRD project team actively cooperated with Lagodekhi LAG’s General Assembly and Management Board on all phases of Local Development Strategy development.

Other information sources used for the elaboration of Lagodekhi Local Development Strategy comprise the following documents:
  • Kakheti Regional Development Strategy
  • Lagodekhi Municipality Priority Document (2016-2018)
  • Agricultural Development Strategy 2015-2020
  • Rural Development Position Paper supported by FAO
  • Georgia Tourism Strategy 2015-2025
  • Statistical data of Lagodekhi Protected Areas.
The above listed documents were analyzed in order to make sure that objectives and priorities set in the LDS are in line with regional and national strategies and policies. 

The approach used for the LDS elaboration consists of the following four main phases:

Phase1: Results - problems learnt from villages (data collection).

Phase2: Results-  information about local needs (list of 52 problems) classified.

Phase3: Results-  information about local needs (list of 52 problems) classified.

Phase4: Results - final prioritization completed.