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  • South Caucasus Trade Study

    In September 2015, United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the “Agenda”) and seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda and the SDGs propose that countries achieve sustainable development in economic, social and environmental dimensions simultaneously. The Agenda stipulates that international trade is expected to play a role in the implementation of achieving the SDGs. The United Read More
  • An Overview of the Potential of Georgian Berries on the EU Market

    The cultivation of berries is becoming increasingly popular among farmers in Georgia. The necessity of diversification in agricultural production and opportunities in the EU market have led farmers and the state to placing greater focus on the sector. At present, many international organizations’ projects, as well as state programs, are directed towards the development of this sector. The objective of this policy document is to: • Assess the potential Read More
  • Effectiveness of Financial Literacy Program at Schools: The Case Study of SchoolBank in Georgia

    People face complicated financial decisions starting from a young age. Financial mistakes made early in life can be costly. Thus, Financial literacy could play an important role in sound financial decision-making. Financial illiteracy has implications for many household behaviors. People with the lack of financial literacy participate less in the stock market (van Rooij et al. 2011), choose mutual funds with Read More
  • Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock: Georgian Dairy Market System Analysis and Mapping

    Land O'Lakes International Development is leading an innovative, demand-driven Safety and Quality Investment in Livestock (SQIL) project to improve food safety and quality within Georgia’s dairy and beef value chains. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (via Food for Progress) and aims to reduce losses, improve food safety and quality from farm to fork, Read More
  • Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on Draft Law on Windbreaks

    Windbreaks have a significant positive impact on the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. While the positive impacts of windbreaks have been acknowledged by various stakeholders, due to Georgia’s poor socio-economic conditions, most existing windbreaks have been destroyed and require restoration. Research identifies the need for state intervention in order to: • Protect soil from erosion; • Increase soil Read More
  • Higher Education Reform in Georgia: Challenges and Opportunities

    The Government of Georgia (GoG) is determined to foster the internationalization of the Georgian higher education system and to ensure that all Georgian citizens have access to high quality higher education, to support their individual and professional development and to improve their access to better employment opportunities. These ambitious goals have been enshrined in three strategic objectives included Read More
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