Anaklia port development: China’s financing and its implications for Georgia
11 July 2024

China is the largest bilateral creditor to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) presently. China’s lending mainly targets infrastructure, transport, energy, and mining sectors in developing countries that are of strategic importance to the Chinese government. Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia have observed the most substantial increases in borrowing. Chinese financing to LMICs is facilitated through state entities, offering concessional and non-concessional loans, with a significant portion of lending cloaked in confidentiality.

Policy panel: current economic challenges and opportunities in Georgia
02 July 2024

The Policy Panel: Current Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Georgia was sponsored and organized by ISET Policy Institute as part of the 1st International Conference of the Georgian Economic Association on July 2, 2024, at Stamba.

ISET Policy Institute hosts a policy panel discussion on current economic challenges in Georgia
02 July 2024

On July 2, 2024, ISET Policy Institute and the Georgian Economic Association jointly hosted a policy panel discussion “Current Economic Challenges in Georgia” as part of the 1st International Conference organized by the Georgian Economic Association (GEA).

June 2024 | Media (de)Polarization Index
01 July 2024

Following a peak in polarization in May, attributed to the adoption of the 'Law of Foreign Influence,' there was a dramatic decline in polarization throughout the first month of summer. This decrease coincided with the successful participation of the Georgian football team in Euro 2024, which fostered a sense of national unity and pride.

June 2024 | Khachapuri Index increased by 2.9%
28 June 2024

In June 2024, the average cost of cooking one standard portion of Imeretian khachapuri stood at 6 GEL. After three months of a declining trend, the index increased by 2.9% compared to May 2024. On an annual basis, the average price is 6.8% higher than in June 2023.