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ReforMeter hosts first Public-Private Dialogue on Insolvency Reform

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.

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

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.

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ISET Director sits on the RECONOMY program Advisory Board for Western Balkan and Eastern Partnership countries

RECONOMY is a 7-year program for the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership that focuses on enabling women and young people, in particular, excluded and disadvantaged groups, to benefit from economic opportunities by inclusively and sustainably increasing their income and finding decent jobs.

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WHO WE ARE

ISET Policy Institute provides independent policy research, analysis, and training, and it reaches out to the broader academic, policy and business community, as well as the general public. Our key areas of expertise are in Agricultural Policy, Macroeconomic Policy, Energy & Environment, Private Sector Development, and Inclusive growth. Within these sectors, ISET maintains a portfolio of regular indices and analytical publications, and implements externally financed projects.

Indexes
Agri Review
Summarizes the major developments in the agricultural sector and provides brief analysis of the related economic indicators.
Business Confidence Index
Comprises seven sector-specific sub-indices covering services, retail trade, agriculture, manufacturing, financial services, construction and other sectors.
Consumer Confidence Index
Measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation.
Electricity Market Review
Analyses the main trends and key events in Georgia’s electricity market.
Energy Market Review
Analyses the main trends and key events in Georgia’s energy sector, including electricity, oil, and gas.
GDP Forecast
Provides current-quarter and one-quarter-ahead GDP forecasts for those who need to make business and policy decisions and cannot wait until the official statistics are announced several months later.
Gender Equality Index
Following an EU methodology and taking into account regional context, the Index measures progress towards gender equality among 12 former soviet countries.
Khachapuri Index
Inspired by the Big Mac Index of the Economist magazine, it tracks inflation by using the most popular Georgian Food, the Khachapuri.
Macroeconomic Review
Offers a comprehensive review and an economic interpretation of the existing data trends, which are based on monthly statistics from GeoStat, NBG, and other sources.
REMLab
According to the best global practices, residential and commercial real estate price indices are calculated using several measures

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Policy research

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Implementation of Diversified Financial Mechanisms in VET
ISET Policy Institute team supports the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia in implementing diversified financial mechanisms in Vocational Education and Training (VET). The project is implemented with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
15.12.2021
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Gender Equality Index of the South Caucasus
The SCGEI (South Caucasus Gender Equality Index) provides policy-makers, independent researchers and the general public with a unique evidence-based tool to inform policy actions, an objective way of measuring gender inequality, and an inclusive platform to initiate dialogue and further analysis of the underlying issues and potential solutions.
01.12.2021
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Activities

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ISET Economist Blog

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Energy Imports, Domestic Production, and Energy Security: Dynamics, Challenges, and the Importance of Developing Renewable Energy Sources in Georgia
The International Energy Agency provides a definition of energy security across two dimensions. In a broad sense, energy security is defined as the “uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price,” while short-term energy security denotes that an energy system has the capability to promptly balance any disruption in the supply-demand equilibrium.
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Environmental Protection and Rural Development in Georgia in 2030. How Does the Plan Look?
Back in the summer of 2021, the Government of Georgia (GoG) worked on a 10-year strategic framework for different sectors of the economy including agriculture. In July 2021, Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced the targets for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA) under the government’s 10-year-strategic framework.
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Is There an End in Sight to Food Price Inflation?
In the past year and a half since the pandemic began, we’ve all become familiar with phrases such as “supply chain disruption,” “turbulence and volatility in international markets,” and “in these unprecedented times,” often used to preface news about pandemic-related food price increases across the globe.
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