WiP: Benchmarking the Workforce Development System in Georgia. Tbilisi, Georgia, April 10 – Ana Diakonidze (ENG)

CRRC, American Councils and ARISC are proud to present the 10th talk of the Works-in-Progress Series for the Spring 2013 Season!

Ana Diakonidze, Tbilisi State University

“Benchmarking the Workforce Development System in Georgia”
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:15pm

ISET/CRRC Georgia, Zandukeli St. 16, Tbilisi, GEORGIA 

Abstract: This study, commissioned by the World Bank, assesses how existing policies and institutions in Georgia contribute to Workforce Development (WfD). This is one the several policy domains under the Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) initiative of the World Bank’s Human Development Network (HDN), the objective of which is to create tools and resources for benchmarking the performance of the education and training system in generating skills demanded by employers. The study elaborates on the strenghts and weaknesses of Georgia’s workforce development system, opening the floor for further discussion of its improvement.This research is based on extensive document review and in-depth interviews with key stakeholders (e.g. government representatives, training providers, employers associations and independent experts).

Ana Diakonidze is a PhD candidate in Sociology at Tbilisi State University (TSU). Currently her research interests focus on the external and internal determinants of Active Labor Market Policy development in Georgia. Her recent publications assess the socio-economic conditions of IDPs. Ana teaches social policy and sociology at TSU and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs as an adjunct lecturer.
W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the International School of Economics (ISET) building (16 Zandukeli Street). It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.Would you like to present at one of the W-i-P sessions? Send an e-mail to natia@crrccenters.org.