ECONOMY OF GEORGIA: RESULTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
26 Apr '17
On April 25, Business Association of Georgia launched a project called "Business Association of Georgia for Education."
The aim of the project is to share knowledge and experience accumulated in the Association with students, and to give them opportunity of using their knowledge in real life, to learn about challenges faced by Georgia and polices of different fields. For this purpose, the Association will regularly hold meetings, where students will hear the views of policy makers about issues related to economy, economic integration with the European Union, energy, tourism and other topical issues.
The first meeting was held on April 25 under the name "Economy of Georgia: Results, Challenges and Opportunities."
For discussing these topics with students, the Business Association of Georgia invited the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Nino Javakhadze, Rector of Free University Vakhtang Lezhava, President of the International School of Economics, Eric Livny and World Bank's Economic Policy Program Leader for the South Caucasus countries, Genevieve Boyreau.
The Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia introduced students with the vision of the Ministry of Economy on the economic development of the country and talked about important issues, such as development of capital market in the country, necessity of pension reform, trade agreements and other tools necessary to create a sustainable environment for business.
In the second part of the meeting, Vakhtang Lezhava, Eric Livny and Genevieve Boyreau talked with students about alternative strategies that could be used by Georgia in economic development policy.
Within the framework of this project, the Business Association of Georgia will periodically conduct meetings with students and will try to create a useful platform for knowledge and experience sharing.