Policy Papers
Economic Analysis of Georgia’s Free Trade Agreements with EU and China

It’s been five years after DCFTA was implemented and two years have passed since FTA with China. It is interesting to conduct ex-post analysis to find out how these FTAs affected Georgia’s economy. Goal of ex-post analysis will be to determine what qualitative and quantitative impacts are observed after Georgia signed DCFTA and FTA with China, on macro and sectoral levels. Also, the research paper will try to find if DCFTA and FTA with China resulted in welfare gains. To be more precise, the paper aims to determine whether the increase in trade was a result of trade creation or trade was diverted.

Another aim is to analyze quantitative effects on imports and exports on different aggregation levels. For conclusion, research paper will analyze differences and similarities between DCFTA and FTA with China and based on these empirical findings, the research will identify possible threats and opportunities, which may come from future free trade agreements.

China-Georgia Relations amid Georgia’s Western Path: An Emerging but Limited Partnership?

This policy brief attempts to understand China-Georgia relations. Georgia-China economic relations have received particular attention, yet there is a relative lack of research on how both Georgia and China see bilateral relations, and what possible factors could be limiting the depth of the partnership. Discussing this is important as Georgia is building closer ties with the EU in particular, and the Western institutions and states in general, while China’s suggested model of development stands opposite to Western liberal order.

Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response

The purpose of the research is to study the nature and aims of Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign in Georgia and the steps taken by the state and civil society organizations in response.

Review of Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Georgian Government

The main objective of the research is to study the extent to which the measurement of progress and the use of measurement data play a role in Georgian policymaking. 

The research was conducted by PMC Research in collaboration with People in Need, as part of the EU project “Regional Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe.”

Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector

European Union’s (EU) strategic interest and relations with Georgia have been developing over past years. In this period, Georgia significantly deepened its ties with the EU. On the one hand, EU’s strategic interest and on other hand, Georgia’s considerable progress in the reforms maintained to implement EU’s foreign policy initiatives in Georgia such as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP). These initiatives are aimed at economic development, fostering democracy, equality, rule of law and strengthening human rights credentials. In general, EU-Georgia relations have been centred on three main issues: assistance to political and economic transition processes, conflict resolution and support to the development of the energy potential of the country.


Assessment of the Readiness Gaps and Barriers for the Georgia’s NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) Implementation Process

The research objective is to make recommendations to the government of Georgia to develop of an NDC Roadmap with regards to inter-ministerial coordination on the implementation of the EU Association Agreement energy tasks allied to climate change by providing a clear insight into the problems concerned with the institutional arrangement during the dealing with Climate & Energy cross-sectoral issues. 


Sharing Experience of Visegrad Countries’ EU Economic Integration and Georgia’s Successful Institutional Reforms for Albania and Kosovo

This report analysis state of play of Albania’s and Kosovo’s EU integration, it asseses the challenges and perspectives these countries meet in the process. Also, it presents experience of Georgia’s, as EU associated country’s successful insistutional reforms that are relevant for Albania and Kosovo.