Welfare Foundation was founded in 1999 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization by a group of Georgian professionals who hold postgraduate degrees in various areas of social sciences from some of the leading schools in Western Europe and the USA. Our staff members have extensive experience in international development assistance, health care and social research, policy analysis and program implementation. We have decided to join our efforts in order to establish a Georgian institution with international reputation, a new center of excellence that is focused on the most sensitive areas for the vulnerable population such as health care, poverty and social welfare. Before joining WF, our staff members had gained significant practical experience through working at various multi-lateral and bi-lateral development agencies and international NGO sector. Besides, as independent technical consultants, we have carried out numerous technical consulting assignments for various donors and other agencies.