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ორშაბათი | 19 ივნისი, 2017

Back to the USSR? How poverty makes people nostalgic for the Soviet Union

A recent CRRC/NDI survey asked whether the dissolution of the Soviet Union was a good or bad thing for Georgia. People’s responses were split almost evenly: 48% reported that the dissolution was a good thing, whereas 42% said it was a bad thing for the country. Such a close split raised questions in the media about why people took one view or another.
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სამშაბათი | 13 ივნისი, 2017

ეკონომიკური ზრდის მიუხედავად, საქართველოში შინამეურნეობების უმრავლესობას საკვების საყიდლად საკმარისი თანხა არ აქვს

მსოფლიო ბანკის მიხედვით, 2009-2015 წლებში საქართველოში მთლიანი შიდა პროდუქტი $10.1 მილიარდიდან $13.9 მილიარდამდე გაიზარდა. მიუხედავად აღნიშნული ზრდისა, CRRC-ის კავკასიის ბარომეტრის მონაცემების მიხედვით, მოსახლეობის ნაწილი, რომელთაც ყოველკვირეულად საკვების შესაძენად თანხა არ ჰყოფნის, 2011-დან 2015 წლამდე არ შემცირებულა. ეს ბლოგი გვაჩვენებს მონაცემებს შორის განსხვავებებს დასახლების ტიპისა და შინამეურნეობის შემოსავლის მიხედვით
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სამშაბათი | 06 ივნისი, 2017

Georgia: Disapproval Rising for NATO Membership

NATO recently recognized Georgia’s contributions to peacekeeping missions from Afghanistan to Kosovo by holding a session of the alliance’s parliamentary assembly in Tbilisi in late May. The occasion reinforced the hopes of Georgian leaders that their country can one day soon gain admission to NATO. However, polling in the lead up to NATO’s parliamentary assembly also sheds light on a trend that could potentially hinder its membership bid.
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ორშაბათი | 05 ივნისი, 2017

Who is more intelligent and sincere? CRRC interviewers’ assessments

It has been only about two decades since pollsters started using paradata, including interviewer assessments of the conducted interviews and respondents’ behavior and attitudes. Such assessments are collected in the process of most of CRRC-Georgia’s surveys. Immediately after each interview, interviewers are asked to assess various aspects of the interview, including respondents’ sincerity and intelligence. Using CRRC’s 2015 Caucasus Barometer (CB) data for Armenia and Georgia, this blog post explores how such assessments differ depending on respondents’ demographic characteristics and their households’ economic situations.
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ორშაბათი | 29 მაისი, 2017

Air Pollution in Tbilisi: What the Data Says

With the recent debate on traffic safety, it may also be a good time to highlight the issue of air pollution in Tbilisi – especially as municipal elections are coming up, and citizens (and candidates) may ask themselves what issues the election should focus on.
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ოთხშაბათი | 24 მაისი, 2017

„ხიშნიკები“ საქალაქთაშორისო სამგზავრო გადაზიდვების ბაზარზე

ვინ არიან ე.წ. "ხიშნიკები"? როგორ გაჩნდნენ ისინი საქალაქთაშორისო ტრანსპორტის სფეროში და რა დადებითი და უარყოფითი მხარეები აქვს მათ ყოფნას ბაზარზე?
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ორშაბათი | 15 მაისი, 2017

Debts and Loans in Georgia (Part 2)

The first part of this blog post showed that people who report being in a worse economic situation are more likely to have debts in Georgia. In the second part of this blog post, a new variable is added to the analysis, “Does anyone owe you any money?”
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ორშაბათი | 08 მაისი, 2017

Debts and Loans in Georgia (Part 1)

In Georgia, where, according to the World Bank, a third of the population live on under USD 2.5 per day, poverty and unemployment are consistently considered the most important issues facing the country. For those who are struggling financially, borrowing is a widespread coping mechanism. While access to credit can have benefits, debt can also have psychological costs, such as increased stress and anxiety. CRRC’s 2015 Caucasus Barometer (CB) data show interesting patterns about having personal debts in Georgia. The first part of this blog post focuses on the characteristics of those who report having personal debts in Georgia, while the second part looks at the money lending patterns, as well as reported well-being of people who are owed money or who borrow it
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ოთხშაბათი | 26 აპრილი, 2017

How Many Tetri Are in a Lari? The Importance of Municipal Statistics for Good Governance

The government of Georgia has committed itself to collecting and publishing policy-relevant data in a timely manner under the Open Government Partnership. Yet while most ministries and state agencies are happy to provide national-level statistics, they often fail to break them down to the municipal level. Framing it in monetary terms, the current system means that officials do not know how many tetri are in a lari.
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სამშაბათი | 18 აპრილი, 2017

Why the civil service? The civil service as seen by civil servants in Georgia

The civil service plays an important role in the development of a country. Thus competence and motivation of civil servants matter. An online survey of civil servants conducted by CRRC-Georgia for NATO-PDP in December 2015 – January 2016 was one of the first attempts in Georgia to study civil servants’ perceptions of and attitudes towards their job. This blog post provides a brief overview of some of the findings, focusing on reported reasons for choosing to work in the civil service, the advantages and problems civil servants see with their jobs, as well as general assessments of civil servants’ motivation to work.
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