UN, USAID has launched a joint, large-scale study on the COVID-19 crisis management and the impact of the pandemic on social, human rights in Georgia.
It is especially important to assess and analyze the measures implemented by the government in the fight against the pandemic. It is also very important to identify flaws in order to ensure that the country’s institutions can deal with similar potential crises more effectively in the future”, said Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia at a meeting with international partners involved in the study earlier today.
It is very important for us for the research process to be independent, that is why it will be conducted by international experts”, said Natia Mezvrishvili, head of the government administration.
Head of the United Nations Population Fund ( UNFPA) Georgia Country Office Lela Bakradze said that the study will be focused on vulnerable groups, such as young people with disabilities, from ethnic minority groups, whose situation during the pandemic may have not been studied well.
An official statement published by the government’s press office reads that the study in crisis management and the impact of the pandemic is an important opportunity for the country to more effectively prepare for pandemics and ‘to further accelerate its social and economic development’.