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GeoWel Research

GeoWel Research undertakes research, training, monitoring and evaluation as well as business planning and program and project design for think-tanks, NGOs and companies. We cover a wide range of research subjects but focus on economic development, business and governance. Our team are based in Georgia but have conducted research in 12 countries.
 
Our research team integrates international expertise and local staff. This ensures nuanced local understanding while also garaunteeing cost-effective delivery of the highest possible quality product. Our research combines an understanding of existing research and government data with primary research including large-N surveys, focus groups, expert interviews as well as legislative, budgetary and value-chain analysis.

The overall research design, as well as the final research product, is always tightly focused and action-oriented, to help our clients design or modify their advocacy campaigns, projects, policies or products. 
 
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Research blog

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The importance of industry to the Georgian economy

Many people are not aware that the heavy industry sector in Georgia is extremely important, but in terms of contribution to GDP, exports and employment it is one of the most important. This blog provides an overview of the sector.

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Sunday, 07 October 2012

The Political Make-Up of Georgian Dream

If we combine the majoritarian seats with the party list, we can now see the party-breakdown of the Georgian Dream Coalition. Also, as Government appointees have to resign their seats as MPs we can reflect on how the composition of the government might be affected by this list and vice-versa.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012

The power of the Prime Minister

Under the current system government appointments (of PM and Ministers) are supposed to result from a negotiation between the President and the Parliament. However, under the constitution the President can force his choices for PM and Ministers on the Parliament if he is determined to do so. The current political realities make this unlikely. However, this power imbalance mean that the new parliament will find it hard to ignore the President and, if the government is to move forward, conciliation and compromise will have to be the order of the day.

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Publications

Comparative Analysis of Agriculture in the South Caucasus (UNDP, 2013)

Comparative Analysis of Agriculture in the South Caucasus (UNDP, 2013)

Dr George Welton, as lead researcher and writer, working with research teams in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, completed a 200 page report on the agricultural sector in the South Caucasus.


Food Security in the South Caucasus (Oxfam, 2014)

This research provides an overview of food security in the South Caucasus.

Challenges Facing Disabled Children (World Vision, 2014)

This research looks at the situation facing children with disabilities in Georgia

Assessment of Gender in Rural Value Chains Georgia and Armenia (2013)

GeoWel researched the ways in which gender plays a part in the value chains of rural communities in Armenia and Georgia.