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Georgia at work: Assessing the jobs landscape

Georgia’s reforms over the last two decades have paved the way for the country’s economic transformation by the creation of better jobs and substantial poverty reduction. Despite these positive developments, some important structural challenges persist in relation to jobs. Growth has not created sufficient jobs in Georgia, especially not enough inclusive and high-productivity jobs. This report analyses the main economic forces driving job creation in Georgia, and attempts to answer four questions. First, chapter one investigates whether the enabling environment is conducive to good job outcomes? Second, chapter two investigates how formal sector job creators are doing? Third, chapter three investigates how does the Georgian workforce measure up to the needs of employers? Finally, chapter four recommends a set of policy options that can improve jobs outcomes.