Study on Child Poverty in Georgia

The purpose of the Child Poverty Study in Georgia was to increase the understanding of major problems of child poverty and relevant country-specific solutions among key stakeholders including policy makers, the donor community, and civil society. It was believed that the study will contribute to evidence-based policy making on child poverty and wellbeing issues in the country.

The study served multiple purposes such as:

  • Present a comprehensive picture of the children in poverty in consistence with the conceptual definition accepted internationally;
  • Raise the profile of issues of child poverty and deepen understanding of its main causes as well as of the consequences if the causes are not addressed properly;
  • Identify gaps in data collection, monitoring and policy design in regards to child poverty and became a starting point for future applied research on various dimensions of children poverty;
  • Help the government and development partners to better shape policies and program interventions.

Actual services provided

  • Design the study methodology, including tools for quantitative (desk-review, face-to-face structured interview questionnaires) and qualitative (focus group discussion and in-depth interview guides) data collection
  • Design of an analytical framework based on a detailed review of existing conceptual frameworks on child poverty
  • Contract professionals and oversee data collection process
  • Process data and analysis
  • Prodce the study report