World Bank Regional Director for the South Caucasus Sebastian Molineus has stated earlier today that Georgia can be a strong leader ‘not only in the region but globally as well’ in regional connectivity and integration following the meeting with the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.
Molineus noted that the economic reform programme was the main focus of the discussion, saying that ‘I am really pleased to see many very important reforms that are underway and being launched.’
A major transformational reform programme which is prepared by the World Bank cooperatively with the Georgian government aims at improving health, educational and social outcomes in the country.
The first main topic that we’ve discussed is the human capital agenda,” said Molineus.
Molineus also praised the Georgian government for the measures undertaken against Covid-19 such as ‘green passes and financial assistance for the elderly.’
He called on the Georgian authorities to continue and strengthen a ‘very robust communication campaign to ensure that all Georgians are vaccinated.’
The economic and structural reforms also were in the focus of the meeting, discussing the ways of increasing the productivity of the Georgian economy and sustainability of its growth.
Finally [we discussed] what is needed to ensure for strong, competitive and digital economy for Georgia,” Molineus said.
World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Anna Bjerde also visited Georgia several days ago and praised the country for its economic recovery.