Tbilisi, Georgia
2002 - 2003 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Advisor to the government on education issues; Founding director of the Public Administration Education Outreach Program of the Georgian Academy of Sciences International Training Center and contributes to Georgia's annual UNDP Human Development Report.
e-mail: melikidze@policy.hu
website: http://www.policy.hu/melikidze/

Fellow project
2002 - 2003:
The role of formal decision-making in fostering "new corruption" in school education in transitional societies: The case of Georgia
The objectives of the project are to analyze the organization, management and finance practices of primary and secondary education in the Republic of Georgia and to compare such practices with existing western as well as Central European models; determine how unrealistic government policies help to promote and formalize corruption and inequality in school education; develop alternative scenarios for school education reform; and write a research and policy paper for the Ministry of Education of Georgia, the World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF and local practitioners, experts and activists in the field of education.

Working groups: Primary and Secondary Education Policy

Relevant countries: Georgia