Research Reports

Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) of Georgia on Improving the Matching of Registered Unemployed to Training Programs
Thursday, 31 July, 2014

The ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI) was commissioned by the World Bank to assist the Social Service Agency (SSA) of Georgia, an agency of the Ministry of Labor, Health, and Social Affairs (MoLHSA), in setting up a system for providing job seekers with vocational and educational training (VET). The project had two specific goals.

The first and primary goal was to develop a methodology for identifying those qualifications offered by VET institutions that should be included in the VET system of SSA. For demonstrative purposes, the developed methodology was then to be applied to the programs offered by VET institutions in the four pilot municipalities of Gori, Rustavi, Kutaisi, and Batumi.

The second and secondary goal was to make suggestions on how the matching of job seekers to training programs could be facilitated so that labor market demand, economic data, and relevant characteristics of the job seekers would be taken into account.