Regulatory impact assessments and gender impact assessments for women’s economic empowerment in Georgia
Status: Complated
Project Milestones: Start date: 01.10.2019 End Date: 30.07.2021

To Conduct Regulatory Impact Assessments and Gender Impact Assessments for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia.

The first component of the project aims to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, and other respective national institutions to conduct Regulatory Impact Assessments on the ratification of ILO Conventions #183, #156 and #189 (on Maternity Protection, Workers with Family Responsibilities, and Domestic Workers, respectively), and is going to contribute to the identification of the most feasible, efficient and effective way(s) to adjust Georgian legislation in light of the ratification of the above-mentioned conventions. This will contribute to creating a more supportive environment for women’s participation in the formal labor market and, more generally, to increase the economic opportunities of women. Specifically, the RIAs will lead to the recommendations on legal changes needed to contribute to a reduction in discrimination against women in access and during employment, encourage a fairer distribution of unpaid care and household duties among women and men, and support the generation of decent jobs for women in the domestic care sector. The recommendations will be supported by both an assessment of fiscal sustainability and by the ex-ante impact assessment of at least one priority area for each convention.

The second component includes the development of a customized GIA methodology compatible with the policy design and the evaluation process in the target national institutions, as well as the performance of the Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) of at least one program/strategy per institution, and the training public servants responsible for policy/program design and implementation of the respective institutions will have a broader scope. By contributing to the institutionalization of GIA in the practices of the target national institutions, the second component will ensure an improvement in the quality of evidence-based policymaking among the beneficiaries. Specifically, the actions performed within the second component will strengthen the capacity of target institutions to incorporate in policymaking activities a gender mainstreaming perspective and to assess more accurately the expected impacts of existing regulations and of upcoming policy changes, differentiated by gender.