Chronic Poverty and Income Inequality in Georgia: presentation of the final report
On December 5th, 2017 Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation) hosted a presentation of the final report - Chronic Poverty and Income Inequality in Georgia. The project is implemented by the Rondeli Foundation with the support of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
The study provides analyses of time series and panel estimations of the poverty level against the official subsistence minimum; a study of the dynamics of chronic poverty; analyses of time series and panel estimations of household incomes with and without public social payments and pension; a study of the inequality of household incomes using Decile coefficients; analyses of annual and panel dynamics of the GINI index with and without public social payments and pension; and identification of the trends of interaction between the chronic poverty level and inequality of incomes.
The representatives of governmental agencies, international organizations as well as independent experts attended the meeting.
The opening remarks were made by the project team leader, Prof. Merab Kakulia, the Senior Fellow at the Rondeli Foundation. Felix Hett, the Regional Director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in the South Caucasus addressed the participants. Nodar Kapanadze, Senior Researcher of the project presented the final results of the study to the audience.
The presentation was followed by a Q&A and discussion.
The final report is available on the following link.