Economics and Social Policy

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Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 - Strengthening Public Involvement (ZigB) (2015-2016) Final Report

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in partnership with the University of Bremen and with the financial support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany implemented the project “Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 – Strengthening Public Involvement” between July 10, 2015 and February 10, 2016. The goal of the project was to raise the awareness among civil society groups and to strengthen the understanding of Georgia’s socio-economic development strategy “Georgia 2020”, to identify problems and to formulate relevant recommendations, existing challenges and the implementation process of the strategy.

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Is Medical Market a Regular Market?

One of the conditions of a regular market is the customer's awareness. On a regualr market, depending on the capability, customer decides at what price, when and where to by a product. Quite often, on a medical market noone knows in advance when demand and supply of medical services appears. 


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Civil Service Recruitment Policy: Does give everyone an equal opportunity?

The article aims to discuss the employment website as an effective/ineffective instrument for providing transparent and just competitive environment. 

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Concluding event of the Project "Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 - Strengthening Public Involvement"

IDFI organized the concluding event of the project "Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 - Strengthening Public Involvement" on February 9, 2016.

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State Employment Portal Worknet vs. Problem of Unemployment

One of the main priorities of "Strategy 2020" is the development of human capital. The Government must support the development of Human Resources Management System (HRMS).

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Discussion - Universal Healthcare Program – Assessment of the year 2015

On 21 January, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a discussion “Universal Healthcare Program – Assessing the Year 2015”. The discussion was held within the framework of the project “Strategic Plan Georgia 2020 – Strengthening Public Involvement”. The article was published on the blog.

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Small Farmer Assistance Program: Big Money, Small Results

Since spring 2013, the Georgian Government (GoG) started a policy of subsidizing agriculture of unprecedented scale since Georgia’s independence. “Small Farmers Development Program” was the one with the biggest budget, expected to spend 367 GEL mln within the next year.

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Regulatory Bodies in Railway Sector

The article briefly describes the types and formats of regulatory bodies, which the EU member states created under the auspices of Directive 2001/14/EC. The article elaborates on different regulatory models and the sources of their financing in the railway sector.

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Analysis of the Pension System Reform

In 2013, the Government of Georgia (GoG) elaborated the Social-Economic Development Strategy – Georgia 2020”. The aim of this document is to create efficient and inclusive economy, which will be beneficial for all citizens and one that is stable in the face of contemporary economic developments.

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International Forum: The Prospects of Georgia's Democratic and Economic Development

IDFI will hold International forum "The Prospects of Georgia's Democratic and Economic Development" on February 1st and 2nd.