On June 2, 2022, the International School of Economics at TSU alongside the ISET Policy Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgian Center for Strategy and Development (GCSD).
Excessive tobacco consumption is an important public health policy issue. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), 32% of the adult population in Georgia smoked tobacco in 2019 (WHO, 2021). The prevalence of smoking in men was 56.9 percent – the fourth in the world and first in Europe.
In April 2022, Georgian power plants generated 1,125 mln. kWh of electricity (Figure 1). This represents a 36% increase in total generation, compared to the previous year (in April 2021, the total generation was 825 mln. kWh).
For the second quarter of 2022, business confidence in Georgia decreased (by 2.2 index points) and reached 15.1. The highest decrease in business confidence is observed in construction (-29.7), and wholesale and retail trade (-7.6) sectors. The negative change in BCI for Q2 2022 was driven by significantly worsened past performance.
Circular economy and integrated waste management are both concepts we often hear when discussing issues of ecological well-being or climate change. This way of imagining the economy has already gained a foothold in many countries. The idea of the circular economy itself implies a different attitude towards patterns of production and consumption, that which aims to minimize wasted resources.