The EBRD in Georgia student challenge

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Archil Chapichadze, Gocha Kardava and Nino Sarishvili from the ISET team presenting “The main obstacles for development of agriculture in Georgia.”

The winners of the 2020 EBRD in Georgia student challenge were Archil Chapichadze, Gocha Kardava and Nino Sarishvili from the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University.

Karine Torosyan mentored the winning presentation entitled “The main obstacles for development of agriculture in Georgia.”

The winners will join the EBRD’s team of country economist for a week in our office in Tbilisi to work with them.

Our upcoming country report will mention all three finalists, including the two runner-ups:

*Nino Siradze, Nino Shanidze from the Caucasus University, supporting mentor: Erekle Pirveli, topic: Applied tax mortgage and long-term disputes;

* Ani Kheladze from the Free University of Tbilisi, supporting mentor: Giga Bedineishvili, topic: Long term planning process in Georgian energy sector;

In 2019 we invited students from all over Georgia to enter a research competition and identify the biggest obstacles private business currently faces there.

Their ideas will help with the EBRD’s future activity and investment in one of our favourite countries, Georgia!

We invited undergraduate, master’s degree or PhD students reading in economics, business administration, political economy or other relevant subjects to participate.

The team challenge had four stages:

  • Drafting a short concept note (max 700 words)  which defines the obstacle  and explains its significance,
  • Attending a workshop organised by the EBRD to discuss further,
  • Writing a final paper (max 4,000 words) explaining the team’s findings and their policy implications,
  • Presenting the results of the team's research to a panel of judges.

For more information, please contact your university or email EBRDstudentchallenge@ebrd.com

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