CRRC-Georgia is a non-governmental, non-profit research organization, which collects, analyzes and publishes policy relevant data on social, economic and political trends in Georgia. CRRC-Georgia, together with CRRC-Armenia and CRRC-Azerbaijan, constitutes a network of research centers with the common goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. The three centers were established in 2003 by the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2013, CRRC-Georgia and CRRC-Armenia were registered as independent non-commercial legal entities.

CRRC has 10 years of experience providing researchers, the government, donors, NGOs and the private sector with data and analysis of critical trends and expectations in Georgia and across the region. CRRC provides research, analysis and training using tested methodologies, which allow accurate comparisons between sectors, populations and countries.

CRRC's public databases give everyone the opportunity to understand and evaluate the social and political trends in both Georgia and the entire South Caucasus. To analyze these databases easily, please use CRRC-Georgia’s Online Data Analysis tool.

Recovery and Realignment: The South Caucasus in a New Decade - The 8th Annual CRRC Conference 2022

The 8th Annual CRRC Conference

Recovery and Realignment: The South Caucasus in a New Decade

: June 23-24, 2022

Concept note

The countries of the South Caucasus are slowly rebounding from the shocks of COVID-19. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Georgia and Armenia are projected to post 5.8% and 4.5% growth rates in 2022. Nevertheless, achieving pre-pandemic economic conditions is complicated due to structural and political factors endemic to the region. Another pressing concern is whether or not the benefits of growth will be equitably spread within these socially unequal societies.

From a political perspective, the region is still recovering from the effects of the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. The declined presence of the West coupled with the arrival of international actors, such as China, and the emergence of new formats for regional cooperation and political alignment reshape current geopolitical and security frameworks.

Informed by these themes, the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRCs) organizes the conference exploring the following broader topics:

  • Conflicts, displacement, and reconciliation;
  • Politics, power, and democracy;
  • Culture, values, and identity;
  • Economic development, digitalization, energy, and mobility;
  • Urban and environmental issues;
  • Civil society and activism.

As CRRC offices are committed to promoting innovative research methods, this year’s conference will host the keynote talk and panels focused on methodological innovations in experimental and quasi-experimental methods and the usage of text as data in social sciences and policy analysis.

The conference agenda is available here.
The abstract book is available here.
Video recording of the conference is available on CRRC-Georgia's YouTube channel: Conference Day 1 and Conference Day 2.

Conference structure

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions, all scheduled events will take place online. Panel presentations, roundtables, and keynote speeches will be broadcast via CRRC offices’ Facebook and Youtube pages.

The working language of the conference is English.