Georgia: UNICEF-University of York Welfare Monitoring Survey
In 2009, UNICEF Georgia in partnership with the Social Policy Research Unit of the University of York, United Kingdom, produced a report that examines the welfare of the population of Gerogia in the context of the global economic crisis. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of poverty and key welfare indicators using data from the first round of the 2009 Welfare Monitoring Survey. Well-being is examined on a range of dimensions including household consumption, material deprivation and subjective experience. The results help signal the deterioration in child and human welfare both as a result of the crisis and the consequent armed conflict and political turbulence in Georgia. The report identifies key challenges, which signal the urgency of specific policy responses.