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Introducing MediaTOR: A Conversation on the Role of Media in Economic Reforms
16 December 2021

On December 16, 2021, at Radisson Blue Iveria Hotel, ISET Policy Institute, Internews Georgia, and the USAID Economic Governance Program held a hybrid event introducing MediaTOR, a platform for supporting fact-based economic journalism. The aim of the project is to increase the role and participatory power of media in the economic reform implementation process in Georgia.

Georgia's Political Landscape
15 October 2021

The 2020 parliamentary election in Georgia was a highly contested political event not only during the pre-election campaign but also after the elections took place. Most opposition parties boycotted Parliament for a few months, and a return to parliamentary politics was only possible with mediation efforts of the European Union.

Training for journalists in the green economy
12 September 2021

ISET Policy Institute, with the financial support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is developing training sessions that will provide journalists and advanced journalism students with an introduction to the key concepts and core ideas from energy economics and environmental economics.

Support for media capacity building platform on economic reforms “MediaTOR”
01 July 2021

The project aims to increase the role and participatory power of media in the economic reform implementation process in Georgia by equipping Georgian media representatives with the necessary skills and creating an easily accessible online repository on economic reforms.

To Prevent, to Repair, or to Start Over: Should Georgia Put ‘Maintenance’ Ahead of ‘Investment’ in Its Development Dictionary?
08 February 2021

In a recent blog post, Y. Babych and L. Leruth raised several issues related to public infrastructure management in the city of Tbilisi. They observed that the consequences of poor past management practices were highly visible. But some of these consequences are also less visible or less immediate. Take schooling, for example. If the authorities fail to plan for the expected increase in the city’s population over the next few years and neglect to build an adequate number of kindergartens/pre-schools, the results will be overcrowded, fast-decaying pre-schools, and eventually poor educational outcomes. Similarly, as the number of cars keeps growing, the authorities must plan new roads and enhance their maintenance.

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