Vocational Education in Context of DCFTA

Vocational Education in Context of DCFTA

09-Aug-2018
Vocational education and training (VET) plays an important role in promoting selfemployment and increasing the competitiveness of the entrepreneurship of SMEs. The purpose of this policy brief is to analyze the existing challenges in the vocational education system hampering growth in the competitiveness of SMEs…
Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi

Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi

06-Mar-2018
This study compares the following four alternatives: keeping the status quo (Option 1); the 2009 Tbilisi Railway Bypass Project (Option 2); a city tunnel from Navtlughi district to Didube district (Option 3); and retaining the city’s main railway line and central station, but relocating all…
Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018
This paper has identified a clear interconnection between the BRI and Georgia’s economic development strategy in terms of infrastructure development and trade facilitation. Furthermore, this paper has suggested that Georgia could leverage the advantages of its trade agreements (DCFTA with the EU; FTA with China)…
Preliminary Assessment of the State Programme “Plant the Future”

Preliminary Assessment of the State Programme “Plant the Future”

01-Nov-2017
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of People in Need and PMC Research Center and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The…
Mapping Out Public Procurement System of Food in Georgia

Mapping Out Public Procurement System of Food in Georgia

04-Aug-2017
The research has been produced with the financial assistance of European Union within the project "Improving Regional Food Security in the South Caucasus through National Strategies and Small Holder Production".  
Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030

Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030

28-Jul-2017
During the past decade, Georgia reformed its health sector and achieved a decline in child and infant mortality, a reduction in expenditure of inpatient services, an improvement in accessibility, equity and affordability of healthcare services. However, healthcare still remained unaffordable for almost half of the…
Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector

Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector

28-Jul-2017
European Union’s (EU) strategic interest and relations with Georgia have been developing over past years. In this period, Georgia significantly deepened its ties with the EU. On the one hand, EU’s strategic interest and on other hand, Georgia’s considerable progress in the reforms maintained to…
Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets: Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets: Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

28-Jul-2017
The paper attempts to analyse possibilities for energy transit from Iran to Georgia and further to the Western markets that have recently opened to energy supplies from Iran as international sanctions have been lifted. Iran, estimated to be the world's fourth-largest country by proven oil…
Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

29-Nov-2016
Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) exempted traders from union member countries from paying value added tax (VAT) and excise tax, thus putting Georgian traders in a disadvantaged position and breaking the main principles of the FTA between Georgia and Armenia.
Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities

Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities

14-Nov-2016
The research aimed to assess the effects of this FTA on the Georgian economy, thereby enabling policy makers to limit possible negative effects and maximize benefits.
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