Assessment of the Social Protection System in Georgia
The assessment of a social protection system in the Republic of Georgia carried out at the outset of the COVID-19 global pandemic reiterates the importance of national social protection floors to protect people in case of different risks across the lifecycle and covariate shocks. Social protection floors (SPF) promote four essential guarantees: i) access to essential health care services including maternity benefits; ii) children’s income security through family and child benefits; iii) minimum income security for those who are not able to earn sufficient income; and iv) access to pensions for old age and disability. SPF policies should facilitate effective access to essential goods and services and be implemented in close coordination with other policies enhancing employability, reducing informality and precariousness and creating decent jobs.
At UN Women, this report was produced within the framework of the Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus Project (WEESC) funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation and the Austrian Development Agency.