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CRRC-Georgia is hiring a Policy Analyst

CRRC-Georgia is looking for a Policy Analyst, who is expected to participate in designing, implementing, and analyzing CRRC’s research outputs in Georgia. This is a full-time position of 40 hours per week with a minimum time commitment of two years.Requirements: MA degree or higher in...

Tales from the Caucasus Barometer

“If you had a chance, would you leave Georgia for a certain period of time to live somewhere else?” According to Caucasus Barometer 2017, over half of the adult population of Georgia (55%) responded positively to this question....

Data Bites | September 2018

The September issue of CRRC's Data Bites newsletter is out. Read about most popular blog posts of CRRC, media coverage and launch of new surveys in the September 2018 issue of CRRC's monthly newsletter....

Talk to them: How election campaigns increase partisanship in Georgia

On Wednesday, February 14, at 18:30 Koba Turmanidze will present his paper "Talk to them: How election campaigns increase partisanship in Georgia" at the third talk of the Spring 2018 Works-in-Progress series. The talk will explore the impact of party-voter linkages on partisanship - how f...

CRRC-Georgia is hiring a Development Manager

CRRC-Georgia is announcing the vacancy of the Development Manager, who will work under the supervision of the President of CRRC-Georgia. The Development Manager leads the fundraising team and contributes to external communications and quality assurance of written outputs. This is a fu...

2017 Caucasus Barometer Data Release

This week, 2017 Caucasus Barometer survey (CB) data will become publicly available on CRRC's online data analysis portal. CB is the longest running survey project in the South Caucasus region, with data available from 2008 to present. It enables the comparison of trends in the region over ...

De Facto States and Their Patrons: Towards Theory-Building

On Wednesday, November 22, 18:30 at CRRC-Georgia office Dr. Vincenc Kopeček from the University of Ostrava (Czechia) will present his work "De Facto States and Their Patrons: Towards Theory-Building". Terms such as occupation, puppet state, protectorate etc. are quite often employed in order to des...

Religious Conversions in the 19th Century Caucasus

The borderlands of the Caucasus mountains have been the site of fierce territorial contestation and enduring religious rivalries. The communities that historically inhabited this region were frequently subjected to the tumultuous aftermath of the shifting power balance of the empires that sought to ...

Junior Fellowship 2018 Announced!

Are you a research-minded university graduate who wants to gain an important skill set that is absent in Georgia?  Do you want to work hard and open the door to international opportunities? If so, then this is for you!...

The Icon and the Metro: Art and Architecture in 1960s Tbilisi

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 2nd talk of the Fall 2017 Works-in-Progress series!Paul Manning, Trent University: “The Icon and the Metro: Art and Architecture in 1960s Tbilisi”Professor Paul Manning received his PhD in linguistics from the University of ...

Vacancy: Interviewer

CRRC-Georgia is looking for interviewers all over Georgia to conduct population surveys in Georgia - along with Georgian language speakers, Armenian and Azerbaijani language speakers are welcome to apply. We offer: Flexible schedule, Interesting experience, One of the best honoraria for interv...

 

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Grit among young people in Georgia

Angela Duckworth’s concept grit has gained a great deal of attention in recent years. Grit, described as some combination of perseverance and passion, has gained this attention, because the data suggest it is associated with a number of positive outcomes like employment and completion of education. In 2018, CRRC-Georgia measured the grit of over 2500 young people (15-35) within a baseline evaluation for World Vision’s SAY YES Skills for Jobs project (funded by the European Union within EU4YOUTH program) which is taking place in Mtskheta, Akhaltsikhe, Adigeni, Kutaisi, Zestaponi, Bagdati, Senaki, and Zugdidi. The data suggest that grit is good predictor of positive outcomes in Georgia as is it is in other contexts.

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