Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) of Georgia on Improving the Matching of Registered Unemployed to Training Programs
31 July 2014

The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) was commissioned by the World Bank to assist the Social Service Agency (SSA) of Georgia, an agency of the Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs (MoLHSA), in setting up a system for providing job seekers with vocational and educational training (VET). The project had two specific goals.

Do Economies Need Economists?
07 April 2014

According to a rumor circulating among economists, there exists an econometric study that shows that the economy of a nation is doing worse the more great economists it produces. While this may be a myth, casual observation suggests that the correlation between the economic performance of a country and the quality of its economics profession is indeed unclear.

Rethinking Medical Residency Programs in Georgia
01 February 2013

According to the Law of Georgia on Medical Activity, postgraduate medical education can take place only in accredited institutions and/or medical schools from March 2009 onwards.

Institutions, Politics, and Development
11 January 2013

How can a society become more prosperous? This question has been on the minds of economists and policymakers for centuries.

Computable General Equilibrium Model for Georgia
03 December 2012

Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model is an analytical tool commonly used by countries and international financial institutions to simulate policy interventions. CGE applications are not limited to any particular policy area. Their usefulness is highest when the simulated policy intervention is expected to generate significant feedback effects or spillovers into sectors that may not be directly affected.