The ILO and Georgia

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    About the ILO in Georgia

    Georgia demonstrates growing economic resilience but remains vulnerable to external shocks

    Georgia has made much progress over the past decade. As a result of sound economic management, GNI per capita converged toward European Union (EU) levels, increasing from $3,048 in 2010 to $4,608 in 2021 (constant 2015 US$). The poverty rate (measured by the national poverty line) was more than halved over the same period. Nevertheless, structural challenges persist, notably weak productivity and limited high-quality job creation. More than a third of all workers are engaged in low-productivity agriculture. Poor learning outcomes and lack of skills also constitute a barrier to private sector growth.   Continue reading

What's new

  1. Georgia joins efforts to protect seafarers’ rights by ratifying the Maritime Labour Convention

    15 February 2024

    Georgia is the 105th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention.

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    Retrospective on challenges and successes - Interview with Markus Pilgrim, Director of ILO Central and Eastern Europe stepping down

    29 August 2023

    Markus Pilgrim retires after long and successful service at the ILO. During his tenure as Director, the ILO Central and Eastern Europe Office managed to further raise its profile as a specialised technical agency on world of work issues and to expand its portfolio.

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    Workers’ rights in Europe in decline, says ITUC Global Rights Index 2023

    10 July 2023

    In July 2023, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) released its 10th Global Rights Index. The report paints a grim picture of workers’ rights around the globe. According to ITUC, Europe is no longer a bastion of workers’ rights.

Current Projects

  1. From the Crisis towards Decent and Safe Jobs

    Sustainable regional development for job generation and social justice in the framework of Decent Work Country Programmes


  1. Gender Wage Gap in Georgia

    Research on the reasons underlying the significant gender pay gap and development of the Labour Cost Assessment Methodology and policy recommendations to improve compliance with ILO Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 No. 100.