Mr. Nika Gilauri, Founder and Managing Partner of Reformatics, presented his newly published book on Georgian reforms, Practical Economics. Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004-2012, in the United States. Mr. Gilauri and Reformatics’ team participated in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice Learning Week organized by the World Bank Group (WBG), which brought together over 500 global thought leaders, policy makers and business representatives. Mr. Gilauri delivered a speech at the WBG event where he focused on the Georgian reform experience.
At the WBG Reformatics’ team met with Mr. Paul Romer, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the WBG, Mr. Philippe Le Houerou, Executive Vice President and CEO of International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the management of the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice where various topics concerning current economic challenges as well as possible areas of cooperation between the WBG and Reformatics were discussed.
During the visit to the United States, book presentations were held at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC as well as the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
Further book launch events are planned at US universities, including Stanford University, in Spring 2017.
“Why did I write this book? Well, while consulting various country leaders globally, I’ve been always asked by these leaders if there was any detailed and consistent source available on Georgian reforms to read and receive a comprehensive overview of my country’s unique experience. Therefore, I decided to write a book to document Georgia’s reform success story, including its achievements as well as lessons learned, from the point of an insider. I think this book is a valuable source of information for everyone interested in governance, transformation and reform process,” said Mr. Nika Gilauri.
For more information about the book please listen to the podcast interview with Nika Gilauri published by Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University.