On One “Cheap Source” for Involvement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Inclusive Development of Georgia

Mikheil Makasarashvili


The article raises the issue of providing business knowledge to IDPs, so that they can start a simple business on their own and no longer depend on receiving 45 GEL allowances from the budget.

The author of the article recommends taking this measure in the IDP densely populated areas of Batumi, Tskaltubo and others, and shows their need for it to the municipal government; For this purpose, an initiative team should be set up in the local government, which will develop a business plan and consistently carry out the preparatory and basic work in terms of IDP training.

The author of the article shows the stages of this work, the types of work, the period of execution and so on. In addition, the estimated costs compared to the amounts of social benefits granted to IDPs are shown.

The author claims that if the land area of IDPs is increased and they are provided with agricultural machinery and are taught agribusiness, they will be self-employed and they will not need social benefits, on the contrary, they will be able to replace the products imported on the Georgian market with several products.


Inclusive development; Business training courses; IDP benefits; Agricultural business; Georgian food market


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