Mental health is a critical health issue, whether you are young or old, and just as important as physical health. All too often, however, it seems that society tends to emphasize the latter,…

Youth Voices Georgia |

Illicit trade in tobacco products undermines global tobacco prevention and control interventions, particularly with respect to tobacco tax policy. From a public health perspective, illicit trade…

Sheila Dutta |

What an experience! It started bright and early on a Thursday morning as we boarded the car in the basement of the Word Bank office in Tbilisi and set off for a two-day visit to the Imereti region…

Mercy Tembon |

Attendees at the focus group of the Georgia National Innovation Ecosystem project. Photo by the Bagdati Innovations Center We walked into the largish conference room in the Baghdati municipality…

Siddhartha Raja |

We find ourselves in the midst of the greatest information and communications revolution in human history. I’m not the author of this phrase, but I fully agree with it. This particular sentence…

Tako Kobakhidze |

we feel so lonely now that everyone has moved over to the computer room Testing: For better and/or for worse, many education systems are built around it (although some perhaps not as much as…

Michael Trucano |

With 54 percent of the world’s population now living in urban areas, central and local governments around the globe are faced with both opportunities and challenges. This week, policymakers from…

Mohamad Al-Arief |

Afghanistan. Photo by Steve Utterwulghe. This latest blog post should start with a mea culpa. Indeed, my 2015 work plan for public-private dialogue (PPD) did start in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, not…

Steve Utterwulghe |