Poverty Reduction through Private Sector Development in Georgia: Policy, Practice and Perspectives
Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 3, No. 3, Summer 2009
10 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012
Date Written: December 2, 2012
This paper deals with the experience gained in the area of poverty reduction and private sector development in Georgia. The Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Programme approved by the President of Georgia in 2003 has never been implemented because the Georgian Government had neither the will nor the ability to launch its implementation. The post-revolution Government was not always consistent in its endeavours to support private sector employment programmes. Very often its steps were populist rather than practical. Poverty reduction may be achieved as a result of co-ordinated efforts of the government and the private sector.
Keywords: Georgia, Rose Revolution, poverty reduction, UNDP, The IMF, The World Bank
JEL Classification: I32, O15, P21, P26, P31, P32
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