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Research Reports

  • Georgia - Country Profile

    After independence from the Soviet Union, Georgia started experiencing a significant rise in the number of boys born compared with the number of girls, the sex ratio at birth. As of 2004 Georgia had one of the highest sex ratio at birth rates in the world, but by 2016 the ratio was at the biologically normal level. The country’s Read More
  • Economic Instruments for Water Management in Georgia

    Georgia has a number of laws and regulations governing water resources, dating back to the late nineties and partially amended after 2003. These changes, however, have not always followed a clear and coherent strategy. Consequently, in the words of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the current legislation is an “unworkable and fragmented system”.The Government of Georgia (GoG) has instigated changes to the Read More
  • Assessment of Training Evaluation, Coop Registration Forms and Pre & Post Tests for Agriculture Cooperatives

    The European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia (ENPARD Georgia) was implemented in March 2013. The main goal of the ENPARD program is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The total budget of the program is 102 million EUR. Through close cooperation with the government, civil society, and farmers, ENPARD is working on achieving three Read More
  • Study on Private Service Providers in Organic Hazelnut Value Chain in Georgia

    This report covers the process and results from the value chain analysis conducted on the hazelnut sector in West Georgia. The study presents a basis to shape interventions of the forthcoming ‘Phase II: Fairtrade & Organic Hazelnut Value Chain Development for Small Farmers in Western Georgia’ project, which is to be implemented by the Consortium (ELKANA, HEKS/EPER, ANKA Read More
  • Case Studies: Learning from the Experience of Georgian Entrepreneurs

    This volume brings together eight case studies of young Georgian entrepreneurs, men and women who had the courage to take a risk and set up their own businesses. The eight case studies allow readers to accompany these entrepreneurs on the challenging journey of doing business in a very difficult environment, with very limited access to finance, knowledge and modern technology. They Read More
  • Comparing Retail Interest Rates on Credit Products in ECA Region and Comparing Credit Quality in Bank vs Non-Bank Sector in Georgia

    The unique cross-country study compares interest rates for a set of retail credit products in Georgia and select transition economies. Preliminary findings suggest that the cost of credit in Georgia is lower than in the CIS countries which have been covered by the survey (namely, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and in many cases Armenia) while it’s somewhat higher compared Read More
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