This paper reviews the experience of Great Britain in regulation of the service quality in natural gas sector. In line with British experience, Georgian situation in gas sector is analyzed and comparative analysis is conducted. Based on the analyses different policy options are provided. Based on comparison analyses recommendations how to improve service quality in the natural gas distribution business in the country is provided.
Solar power is one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies becoming competitive with traditional sources of electricity generation. Its main characteristics are: high initial investment costs, free fuel during the operations period and environmentally friendly nature.
The study showed that a free trade agreement between Georgia and China has great potential. Georgia’s export to China would increase by 9% approximately, in the short-term period including significant growth of wine exports (28.5%) and non-alcoholic drinks (36.7%). On the other hand...
Even if the streets in Georgia are swept and clean, it does not mean that waste is managed in the country. Despite a big interest of the Georgian government, there are still no striking changes in the waste management in Georgia. A considerable step forward might be the “Waste Management Code” that entered into force on the 15th of January, 2015.
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.
It was several decades ago when mankind observed that country’s development is no more function of economic growth and technological innovation only, but also environmental stability, healthy ecosystem and social equity, hence the term sustainable development emerged. Sustainable development concept is important in energy sector as well, since this sector is one of the most polluting and at the same time it is an engine for economic growth and technological innovation. Energy needs today should be met without compromising the ability of next generations to meet them in the future. To achieve the latter objective, the best and perhaps the only option is to manage successful transformation from fossil fuel to predominantly clean energy based economies.
In the period of 2003 - 2013, real growth of GDP averaged 6.3% in Georgia, however the benefits of the growth has not been equally shared among different groups of population. Despite the robust growth over the past ten years, as of 2013, 9.3% of total population remains below the poverty line. This poses significant challenges to the food security policy in Georgia. According to the Global Hunger Index1 (GHI) measured by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Georgia lags behind most of the countries in the region in terms of food security.
The research “Analysis of the medium term fiscal policy sustainability in Georgia” assesses the fiscal sustainability of the country in medium and long-term periods. A stable development oriented fiscal policy is crucial for the sustainable economic development of a country.
The research paper “Analysis of the State Procurement Policy of Georgia” studies the strength and challenges of the existing state procurement system of Georgia. The research is based on the analysis of state procurement policy, conducted interviews with representatives of large procuring entities and suppliers of goods and services, with representatives of the State Procuring Agency.
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.