Gender pay gap has become a prominent issue across the world. Indeed, women on average earn 25% less than men in a number of Western countries. This gap has negative effects not only on society as a whole, but also on economic growth. According to McKinsey & Company, achieving gender parity could increase the economy by two digit percentage points.
Human capital development is increasingly seen as the biggest driver of economic growth and the most powerful tool in the fi ght against poverty (World Bank, 2018). This idea is embodied in the World Bank’s new initiative - Human Capital Project, which is designed to stimulate more and better investment in human capital. As one of early adopter countries, Georgia is collaborating with the World Bank to build an evidencedriven strategy for accelerating progress in human capital outcomes.
Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC research, and Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMC Research, discussing about financing model of Georgian higher education system and its unintended implications.