Read the full interview  here

The rapid economic liberalisation and ruthless fight against corruption in Georgia – Interview with Dr. Tamara Kovziridze

Reformatics is pleased to share an interview with Dr. Tamara Kovziridze, Partner and Senior Diroctor of Reformatics, originally published on the web-page

Interviewed by Fredrik Eriksson, Senior Advisor at U4 (Anti-Corruption Resource Centre), in Manila, Philippines Ms. Kovziridze sheds a light on anti-corruption advances in Georgia during 2004-2012.

Follow the link to read the full interview.



Download e-version at the following link

practical economics -economic transformation and government reform in georgia 2004-2012

Founder and managing partner of Reformatics and former Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Nika Gilauri, published a book Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004-2012. The book provides a detailed analysis of the reforms implemented in Georgia. Former Prime Minister explains in his book why the Georgian case is exemplary and relevant for countries in transition. He describes how Georgia managed a breakthrough and achieved impressive results in the fight against corruption, rightsizing of government, creation of business-friendly environment, tax and customs reform, privatization of state-owned companies, energy sector reforms, and smart spending approaches applied to welfare, healthcare, education and procurement.

All reforms described by Mr. Gilauri are heavily based on his hands-on practical experience of initiating and implementing reforms as Mr. Gilauri served as Minister of Energy (2004-2007), Minister of Finance (2007-2009) and Prime Minister (2009-2012) of Georgia.

Practical Economics is a book for not only leaders and heads of state, but for everyone who takes an interest in public affairs – politicians, civil servants, consultants and all active citizens who may be interested in how governments function and how they can be transformed.

Practical Economics was published by Palgrave Macmillan. The e-version of the book is free for download at the following link and the hardcopy is available for purchase at and



Reformatics is pleased to share a new Handbook “Deepening EU-Georgia Relations – What, why and how”. The Handbook seeks to explain the contents of a long and complex treaty, the Association Agreement, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), between Georgia on the one hand, and the European Union and its 28 member states, on the other. 

Therefore, the purpose of the Handbook is to help readers to understand what each chapter of the Agreement means, in terms of both the nature of commitments that the EU and Georgia have assumed, and the prospects for their implementation.

The work has been carried out by two teams of researchers from Reformatics and Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, with the support of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).

The handbook was first made available at the following websites: and

The Handbook is available in English and Georgian languages for free download.