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
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.
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.
10 July 2023
In our interview series with leading economists, researchers and policy-makers, we interviewed Tinatin Akhvlediani, PhD, Research Fellow at the Center for European Policy Studies. She shared how she sees the enlargement policy of the EU evolving, and spoke about the experience of the newest EU member Croatia. We also asked her how she thinks the ILO can best serve Georgia.
Sustainable regional development for job generation and social justice in the framework of Decent Work Country Programmes
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.