Policy Papers
Monitoring the Implementation of the Strategy and 2019-2020 Action Plan for the Development of Penitentiary and Crime Prevention Systems in Georgia, and Review of International Best Practices

This study reviews each activity defined in the 2019-2020 action plan, which aims to develop the infrastructural part of the penitentiary system, and evaluates its implementation against pre-defined indicators.

Municipal Social Policy Analysis in the Shida Kartli Region

Within the scope of the research, existing municipal social programs have been evaluated, the core challenges were identified, and the recommendations were elaborated for the local and central authorities.

Analyzing Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector and its Value Chain in the City of Tbilisi – Using Smart Specialisations Methodology Components

Tbilisi is not only the capital city of Georgia, but is also the centre of the country’s economic development. Around 49% of the country’s GDP (GEL 14.3 billion as of 2016) is created in Tbilisi. 

Vocational Education in Context of DCFTA

Vocational education and training (VET) plays an important role in promoting selfemployment and increasing the competitiveness of the entrepreneurship of SMEs. The purpose of this policy brief is to analyze the existing challenges in the vocational education system hampering growth in the competitiveness of SMEs and to develop appropriate recommendations thereon. View the full text here.


Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030

During the past decade, Georgia reformed its health sector and achieved a decline in child and infant mortality, a reduction in expenditure of inpatient services, an improvement in accessibility, equity and affordability of healthcare services. However, healthcare still remained unaffordable for almost half of the population, and people were spending a large share of their income on out-of-pocket expenses in comparison to other low-and medium-income countries.


Study in Georgia: Prospects of Internationalization of Higher Education

The primary aim of the research is to describe and analyze Georgia’s potential for the internationalization and export of higher education system, and to deliver policy recommendations.


Compulsory Saving Pension Scheme – Challenges and International Practices

Society was always facing material security issue. Conventional approach, market mechanisms were unable to solve all the problems, so the state took responsibility for it. As a result, new challenges raised, that were exacerbated by the latest demographic trends and put under risk future sustainability of the state pensions system. The threat became a basis for the new reforms, including introduction of private pension savings.


Economic Analyses of the Proposed Amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia

PMC Research Centre presents economic analyses to the Labor Code of Georgia. The analysis is based on international empirical studies, experiences of other countries, and the survey of business leaders’ attitudes to the initiated amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia. The aim of the report is to analyze expected economic effects of mentioned changes.