Based at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET), the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) is one of the first university-based think tanks in the South Caucasus. ISET-PI complements the educational mission of ISET by delivering training, conducting research and analysis, expressing views on policy, and providing a professional platform for policy discussions and debates. ISET-PI is seeking a statistician who will report to the ISET-PI Deputy Director. Main responsibilities include: • Designing and implementing sampling and data collection efforts alone or in coordination with the Data Scientist and/or other relevant actors;
May 11 saw the second discussion in ISET's ongoing series of international policy online panels which examine the possible socio-economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The second panel was dedicated to what the higher education sector will look like when the pandemic is declared to be over. Hosted and moderated once again by Dr. Tamar Sulukhia, ISET's Director, the distinguished panel was composed of Dr. Mikheil Chkheneli, the Georgian Minister of Education; Dr. Sebastian Molineus, the Regional Director of the South Caucasus for the World Bank; Karl Dittrich, President of European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education; Dr. Sijbolt Noorda, President of the Magna Charta Observatory; and Dr. George Shavrashidze, Rector of Tbilisi State University.
International School of Economics at TSU (ISET) and ISET Policy Institute are holding second in the series of international Policy Panels – Re-imagining Higher Education Post-pandemic. It will focus on impacts of COVID-19 on the higher education sector globally and will bring together top expert views on the longer-term prospects and challenges for the universities and students. How financial, economic and demographic pressures impact demand, enrollment and mobility in higher education? How will post-pandemic socio-economic outlook reflect on funding, institutional traditions, academic programs and sustainability of colleges and universities? Will higher education be able to re-invent itself and push the frontier forward?
From April to July, ISET will lead an online training program in Regulatory Impact Assessment aimed at equipping the members of participating institutions with the required technical skills and understanding of the procedures associated with carrying out the RIA in accordance with the methodology set out by the government of Georgia in January 2020. The training is specifically targeted towards energy sector actors (including the GNERC, ESCO, and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development), and is a result of a collaborative effort between ISET-PI and USAID's Energy Program implemented by Deloitte. ISET has successfully transitioned its academic and research work to an entirely online format in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this training is no different, being entirely delivered using an online platform that has been used successfully in all teaching and research-related activities.
Although the operations of many businesses and organizations have been brought to a crashing halt due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ISET has refused to allow the crisis to hinder its work. Over the last few months, all teaching and academic activity have been shifted online using Zoom, a format which works equally well for operations of ISET Policy Institute and its efforts to serve as a knowledge accumulation and exchange platform in the lock-down. The online high-level Policy Panel Discussion on April 21 on 'Perspectives of Post-COVID-19 Recovery: Views from the World Regions' well served this objective. Hosted by ISET Director Tamar Sulukhia, the high-level panel was composed of Arup Banerji, World Bank Director for the European Union; Martin Raiser, World Bank Director for China, Mongolia and Korea; and Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.
International School of Economics at TSU (ISET) and its Policy Institute are launching Series of International Policy Panels online. Online Policy Panels will bring together distinguished economists, policy-makers, private sector leaders, and academics from various world regions to discuss acute and challenging local and global policy issues and facilitate sharing best practices across regions. The first international policy panel discussion in the Series - Perspectives of Post COVID-19 Recovery – views from the world regions – will bring together top expert views on the post-pandemic recovery and economic development. ISET is honored to present our distinguished panelists who will cover perspectives from across the globe and Georgia: