Sopho Chachanidze, ACT Managing Partner and Head of Development Consulting, has been elected a board member of the Global Compact Georgia network.
Membership on the board of the Global Compact Network in Georgia means:
• Involvement in the process of making strategic decisions.
• Overseeing the activities of the secretariat and the head of the organization.
• Provide oversight of the governance, vision, mission, strategy and financial management of GCNG.
• Approval of the charter, annual work plan and financial statements.
• Leading the overall strategy of the GCNG, with clear and consistent priorities.
• Finding time to participate in board activities.
• Legal compliance and accountability to UN Global Compact Headquarters and its members for recommendations and actions taken by board members.
On November 2, ACT, a research and management consulting company, published a Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) document, Labor Law Amendments Concerning Labor Rights and Conditions.
The project assessed various aspects of economic and social impact.
The (RIA) framework considers two policy alternatives:
Alternative 1. "Do nothing", the so-called. The baseline scenario is to maintain the status quo until changes to labor laws are introduced in 2020.
Alternative 2: Implementation of the new labor legislation adopted on September 29, 2020, and relevant related regulations in practice.
In the presented RIA, two alternatives were compared using multi-criteria analysis (MCA). The alternatives were compared in terms of both monetized and non-monetary impact. According to the analysis, the preferred alternative is Alternative 2 – implementation of post-amendment legislation in practice that better achieves policy goals and objectives and is in line with the country's sustainable development agenda.
The RIA document includes an assessment of a number of changes made to the Labor Code that came into force on September 29, 2020.
As part of the consultation project, the assessment was carried out in several stages: after desk research and analysis of best practices, in-depth stakeholder interviews and quantitative surveys of employers and employees were conducted, and in the next stage, initial results were obtained and presented to key informants participating in the study, and at Based on the recommendations received, a final document was prepared.