PMC Research Paper Analyzes Gender Disparities in Georgia’s Pension Scheme
PMC Research Paper Analyzes Gender Disparities in Georgia’s Pension Scheme

On April 3, PMC Research held a working meeting to present its "Examining Gender Disparities Within Georgia's Funded Pension Scheme: Gender Pension Gap" research paper, and gathered feedback from key stakeholders.

Completed with the support of UNDP and UK International Development under the “Supporting Public Administration Reform in Georgia” project, the document examines gender-based pension disparities in Georgia, with the aim of identifying long-term socioeconomic inequalities.

During the event, which was moderated by Dr. Giorgi Khishtovani (Director of PMC Research), the initial findings were explained by the research team, followed by a discussion and feedback session.

“This project addresses a topic of immense public interest: the pension scheme. Our study explores this from a fresh perspective by examining a potential gender gap in pension income. The initial findings we presented suggest that there are indeed gender disparities in Georgia’s funded pension scheme, and failing to address these will inevitably deepen socioeconomic inequality in the long run. Such research is crucial as it unearths challenges, and informs the development of policy recommendations to tackle them. I believe that this meeting was especially productive in this regard, and we are grateful that such a diverse range of stakeholders have been so open to discussion and cooperation,” said Dr. Khishtovani.

Of note, the meeting brought together representatives from various organizations, including the Pension Agency, UN Women, the Permanent Parliamentary Gender Equality Council, the National Bank of Georgia, and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, alongside other stakeholders. They shared their feedback on the presented document, providing specific suggestions to be integrated into the final report.

In the course of preparing the study, the research team members communicated closely with the Pension Agency, which supplied all necessary data for analysis and validated the models developed during the research.