ISET Policy Institute hosted the first Public-Private Dialogue on Insolvency Reform under our “ReforMeter” project. The PPD was attended by various stakeholders engaged in or affected by the reform. Attendees included reform implementing agencies – the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), the Training Center of Justice (TCJ), the National Bureau of Enforcement (NBE), the Business Rehabilitation and Insolvency Practitioners Association (BRIPA) – as well as representatives from other donor organization, business associations, and consulting groups.
It is that time of year again when our world starts revolving around the World Bank’s Doing Business publication. It is a time when we once more have the chance to brag about how easy it is to start a business in Georgia, about how small the tax burden on businesses is, and about how good we are at enforcing contracts.
ISET Policy Institute started working on the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) on the selected topics under the Draft Law on Insolvency Proceedings. In this project, ISET is partnering with the Berlin Economist, the German consulting group.
“The type of failure we’re talking about is like how frogs lay 20,000 eggs so a few wind up as adults sitting on a lily pad sucking down mosquito dinners” is how the author of the recent Newsweek article describes the rate of failure it takes to breed a handful of unicorns-tech startups valued at more than $1 billion.
A dramatic y/y decline (44%) in Georgia’s 2015 exports to Armenia was the subject of a study by ISET-PI and the German Economic Team (GET). Our goal was to understand the extent to which this slump resulted from Armenia’s agreement to join the Eurasian Economic Union in 2014 (as part of this agreement, Armenia applied new trade barriers on imports from non-EEU countries in 2015).