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Does Maternity Protection in Georgia Measure up to International Standards?
The Georgian legislation remunerates salary at 100% for the duration of 6 months, the cap of 1000 GEL on benefits effectively puts the compensation for a woman and her child below the subsistence minimum.
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Quitting or Going Underground? How Georgians Responded to Increased Tobacco Regulations
here I explore topics connected to the local economic and health impacts of smoking, and the corresponding policy responses from the authorities.
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The “Livability Puzzle” of the Georgian Countryside
Tbilisi population has been steadily rising since 2014, though it’s important to question what has been happening in other regions?
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Tobacco Control in Georgia
Smoking and passive smoking are some of the main problems for public health in Georgia.
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A Georgian Woman’s Burden: How Pandemic Affected Distribution of Household Work Between Men and Women, And Why It Matters
What does pamdemic driven changes actually imply for women?
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To Prevent, to Repair, or to Start Over: Should Georgia Put ‘Maintenance’ Ahead of ‘Investment’ in Its Development Dictionary?
ISET’s Senior Researcher Maka Chitanava discussed the importance of a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for evidence-based policy making. RIA is a process of evidence-based policy making, which helps in complying with better regulation principles and designing better regulations. The role of an RIA is to provide a detailed and systematic appraisal of the potential impacts of a new regulation in order to assess whether the regulation is likely to achieve the desired objectives. Starting from 2017, the Parliament of Georgia intends to continue to work on RIA legislation. While talking with Maestro TV, Ms. Chitanava explained the necessary steps of implementing the RIA process, specifically when it should be carried out and what its benefits for society might be. In addition, she also reviewed RIA experience in Georgia. Watch the video from Maestro TV to learn more.
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