Bridging the Gap: the Environment and Economic Development in Georgia
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m.
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)
Can economic development and growth be achieved under poorly managed environment with significant negative impact on health of population? Our speakers will discuss the World Bank's country environmental assessment report: Institutional, Economic, and Poverty Aspects of Georgia’s Road to Environmental Sustainability. Objective of the study was to analyze current status of the environment in Georgia and to demonstrate how environmental sustainability, economic growth, and prosperity can be mutually supportive goals. Study offers policies to address these problems.
Practice Manager, Europe and Central Asia, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, The World Bank
Team Leader of the CEA, Europe and Central Asia, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, The World Bank
Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Moderator: S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
Rome Building Auditorium
SAIS - Johns Hopkins University
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036