The ISET Policy Institute is one of the first university-based think-tanks in the South Caucasus. It is based at the International School of Economics at TSU (ISET). Established in May 2011, ISET-PI builds upon ISET’s academic strength and TSU’s tradition of excellence and social engagement. ISET-PI provides independent policy research and training, and reaches out to the broader academic, policy and business communities in the South Caucasus.The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) will be collaborating with CARE International in the Caucasus and the Regional Development Association on an upcoming project under the European Commission’s European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Georgia. Under the ENPARD project, ISET-PI will be conducting both desk and field research in order to inform programming and analysis about agriculture and rural development in Georgia. The field research will allow for an assessment of economic behavior and organization in the rural economy and how it changes over time with the development of agricultural cooperatives (e.g., farmers’ marketing associations). ISET-PI will also be launching a system for collecting, analyzing, and distributing market price information to smallholder farmers.
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