The methodology aims to calculate the subsistence minimum for different categories in terms of the subsistence minimum of a healthy 30-39-year-old man. The categories differ by gender, age (in the following ranges: 0-3 (less than 48 months), 4-6 (from 48 to 84 months), 7-12, 13-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40- 59, and 60+), and social or health status (in the following categories: healthy, child with disability, person with disability group I, person with disability group II, refugee, bedridden, lonely pensioner, pregnant, breast-feeding woman, single parent, and orphan). Table 1 below summarizes all categories.

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.

The first and primary goal was to develop a methodology for identifying those qualifications offered by VET institutions that should be included in the VET system of SSA. For demonstrative purposes, the developed methodology was then to be applied to the programs offered by VET institutions in the four pilot municipalities of Gori, Rustavi, Kutaisi, and Batumi.

The Government of Georgia (GoG) is currently preparing a new Local Self Government Code that will introduce significant modifications to the structure of local-self-governments (LSGs) in Georgia. Currently, Georgia has 63 LSGs (excluding Tbilisi and those areas not under Georgian control). If the proposed law is approved in Parliament, it would increase the number of LSG units dramatically: according to the GoG, by 2015 there would be close to 120 LSGs, and by 2018, approximately 240 LSGs overall. At time of writing, the draft Code was still under discussion by the GoG, prior to its introduction to Parliament.

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