Real Estate Market Highlights, #15 | October-December 2019
17 February 2020

In comparison to Q3 2019, the GEO real property market increased by 4.7% in Q4 2019. While the annual increase was observed at 3.0% (YoY) compared to Q4 2018. Tbilisi dominated the real property market with a 40.7% share in total sales in Q4 2019. The Tbilisi market was followed by Adjara and Kakheti, with a respective 12.4% and 12.2% of GEO sales.

Making a Break-Through in Gender Equality Will Not Be Easy – That’s Why Evidence-Based Approaches to Policy Should Be Taken Seriously
17 January 2020

On November 15-16, 2019, FREE Network and ISET Policy Institute organized and conducted an international gender economics conference in Tbilisi, Georgia1. The conference brought together researchers, policy-makers, and the broader development community to discuss obstacles to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, and policies to remove the existing constraints, focusing on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies.

Lead Economist
08 January 2020

The International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET, in Tbilisi, Georgia seeks to make one or more appointments at the ISET Policy Institute (, a leading economic policy think tank in the South Caucasus.

ISET Director speaks at the Knowledge Corridors' panel of the Silk Road Forum
23 October 2019

The biennial Tbilisi Silk Road Forum was held from October 22-23, an event of the utmost importance for Georgia’s economic development. With over 2,000 people in attendance, the Forum gathered together policymakers, businesses, community leaders, and academics to discuss trade and connectivity, as well as examine the challenges facing countries along the New Silk Road.

September 2019 | Rtveli made khachapuri expensive
27 September 2019

In September 2019, the average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri reached 3.64 GEL, which is 3.0% higher month-on-month (compared to August 2019), and 2.3% higher year-on-year (compared to September 2018). The price of khachapuri increased in all four major cities of Georgia: Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, and Telavi.