Enhance migration-led development by facilitating investment in education

A large share of Georgia’s emigrants are highly skilled. lack of employment opportunities seems to be an important driver of emigration by these educated professionals. Policies that strengthen the links between labour market needs and professional and tertiary education and training is needed to reduce unemployment among the highly educated and offer alternatives to emigration. The findings also show that remittance inflows lead to investments in child and youth education, calling for investments in educational infrastructure in order to meet the increased demand for education.

  • • Align professional and tertiary education to the demands and needs of the local labour market to address unemployment among highly educated professionals and reduce their need to emigrate. This will allow the local labour market to better absorb the highly skilled and to reduce skill shortages in certain sectors.
  • • Meet the increased demand for educational services with investments in educational infrastructure to ensure universal access to education.
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