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Kutaisi International University hosts ISET Policy Institute

On 18 May, representatives from the ISET Policy Institute visited Kutaisi International University to introduce ISET Policy Institute’s core activities, products, and ongoing projects to students and university staff.

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Gender gap widens during covid-19: the case of Georgia

The COVID-induced crisis put women in a disproportionately disadvantaged position, jeopardizing decades of progress achieved towards equality between men and women.

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Invasion of Ukraine, global sanctions against Russia, and economic consequences for Georgia

Almost overnight, Russia became the most-sanctioned nation in the world, surpassing even Iran and North Korea in the number and extent of economic, financial, and technological sanctions.

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War in Ukraine: challenges, risks, and responses of Georgian economy

ISET brought together over 170 participants face to face and 160 on facebook from think-tanks, public and private sectors, business community and international development partners on April 13.

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Public-private dialogue on e-commerce reform

The reform aims to facilitate E-commerce in Georgia by developing a legal and regulatory framework and the necessary technical infrastructure.

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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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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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