Please find below some of GORBI’s most recent studies. GORBI also does substantial work in market research but, for the sake of brevity, only a few such projects are listed here. GORBI would be happy to provide you details about these projects upon request. Projects of which GORBI cannot disclose the name of the client or the country of data collection are not listed here.


The USAID Basic Education Program (2021-2023)

Name of client: USAID/RTI International

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 2 years

Project description: Collection of data as part of the Grade 2/Grade 6 Reading and Mathematics Assessments in 300 public primary schools located throughout Georgia. GORBI is in charge of recruiting and training Data Collectors and Field Coordinators nationwide. GORBI is also responsible for overseeing all logistical planning of data collection, as well as assuring the quality control for the application of assessments in 3 languages, to up to 7,200 students in Grade 2 and Grade 6 at 3 timepoints – 2021 (baseline), 2022 (midline) and 2023 (endline).


Evaluation of The Industry-Led Skills and Workforce Development (ISWD) (2018-2022)

Name of client: MCA Georgia, Mathematica Policy Research

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 42 months

Project description: Collection of data for the evaluation of the Industry-Led Skills and Workforce Development (ISWD) project, which aims to increase the supply of Georgians with technical skills relevant to the local economy through investments in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). GORBI is responsible for all aspects of implementing the baseline and follow-up survey as well as the focus group discussions and in-depth interviews.


PI GCRF COMPASS project (2021)

Name of client: University of Kent

Country: Georgia, Armenia

Duration of project: 8 weeks

Project description: Collection of data through 3 focus groups and 5 in-depth interviews for the University of Kent’s international research project on the effects of globalization. GORBI is in charge of interviewing experts from wide-ranging fields as part of the IDIs and 1 focus group. As for the rest of the focus groups, GORBI is recruiting representatives of local communities that were affected by global initiatives/investments. In addition to fieldwork activities, GORBI is responsible for the provision of transcripts both in English and Russian, as well as technical and analytical reports as part of the final deliverables.


Eurasia Barometer (2021)

Name of client: Institute for Comparative Survey Research “Eurasia Barometer” in Vienna, Austria.

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 5 weeks

Project description: Organization and implementation of the national-wide representative social survey in Georgia in October 2021 using the method of computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI). GORBI was responsible for questionnaire translation, provision of technical reports and surveying 1200 respondents that were  representative of the total national population of the country reflecting the relevant proportions between regions, urban and rural population, gender, and age groups.


Exit Poll for Local Self-Government Elections (2021)

Name of client: Imedi

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 5 weeks

Project description: The Imedi/GORBI exit poll was conducted in 150 randomly selected polling locations – 75 in Tbilisi and 25 each in Batumi, Kitaisi, and Rustavi. Respondents in each polling location were selected based on a predetermined interval to ensure a representative sample of Georgian voters. Roughly 100 interviewers were conducted in each polling location for an approximate total of 17,000 interviews. The margin of error for the results varies between parties and candidates, but is not more than plus or minus 2.5% for any.


Impacts of COVID-19 on Households in CAREC Member Countries (2021)

Name of the Client: The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Country: Georgia

Duration of the Project: 2 months

Project Description: Collection of data through Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) method in order to better understand the size, aspects and incidence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on vulnerable people in Georgia. GORBI is responsible for conducting 1000 interviews based national representativeness across regions, urban-rural areas and income ranges. The study was carried out at the request of Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) as part of their research project in 18 countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South-East Asia.


Bus Satisfaction Survey (2021)

Name of the Client: KANTAR China

Country: Uzbekistan

Duration of the Project: 2 months

Project Description: Collection of data through quantitative B2B interviews and F2F pen & paper interviews. The main aim of the survey is to identify the satisfaction rate in customers of different bus companies and those who are responsible for bus purchase, usage or aftersales service were among the respondents. The questionnaire includes modules on sales, aftersales, product and parts and the target number of modules was 24. The CSS study was conducted upon the request of KANTAR China and it assessed the satisfaction of the customers of bus companies.


Values in Crisis (2020-2021)

Name of client: World Value Survey Association

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 16 months

Project description: Collection of data for “Values in Crisis; Moral Values under the Imprint of the Corona Pandemic”. This is a longitudinal multi-country study of which the first wave in Georgia has been completed by GORBI. The second wave is set to take place at the first half of 2021 and the third and final wave half a year or a year after that (post-crisis/after recovery). It covers crisis perception, moral values, personality traits and social orientation of the respondents. 1000 respondents from GORBI’s nationally representative telephone panel were interviewed for the first wave.


Establishment survey (2020-2021)

Name of client: Tri Media Intelligence (TMI)

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 5 months

Project description: The nationwide face-to-face survey (n= 4500) was conducted in the settlements where 80% of the population speaks Georgian fluently. The CAPI survey was carried out at the request of Tri Media Intelligence (TMI), a research company running Television Audience Measurement (TAM) study. The Establishment survey is the study of households aiming at determining the socio-demographic characteristics of the target groups, patterns of television audience behavior, and consumption of the television products.


Study Of CSR Practices In Georgia (2020-2021)

Name of client: LLC Center for Systemic Business Technology SATIO and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 3 months

Project description: The study on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in Georgia was conducted for International Federation of Red Cross at the request of LLC Center for Systemic Business Technology SATIO. The purpose of this research was to analyze existing CSR practices and decision-making models, as well as attitudes of businesses towards cooperating with NGOs and in particular with Georgian Red Cross Society. Desk research was carried out during the 1st stage of the project in order to create CSR companies’ mapping document and information about 105 Georgian companies. As part of the 2nd stage of this research, GORBI conducted in-depth interviews with selected companies and prepared the final report.


International Crime and Victimization Survey (2020)

Name of client: IBF International Consulting

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 10 months

Project description: Conduct International Crime and Victimization Survey in support of the preparation of the implementation of the “EU4 Security, Accountability and Fight against Crime in Georgia (SAFE)” program. GORBI was in charge of developing the questionnaire, developing the sample design as well as conducting the survey (n=3000, CATI) and analyzing the survey results.


Study on Impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs in Georgia (2020)

Name of client: Dalberg

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 2 months

Project description: Conduct 150 quantitative interviews with MSME’s in Georgia to understand the current and expected challenges of MSMEs from COVID-10 related impacts on their business, their drivers and the support needed.


Maternal health and bilingual questionnaire (2019)

Name of client: University of Texas at Austin

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 4 months

Project description: Nationwide face to face bilingual survey (n=1200) using self-administered TAPI. Survey instruments covered maternal health issues, with the aim to measure the experience of mothers visiting doctors during antenatal and postpartum periods.


Judicial Practice in Georgia (2019)

Name of client: School of Politics & Global Studies, Arizona State University

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 6 months

Project description: Series of in-depth interviews with lawyers who have experience with court hearings. The topic of discussion: experience regarding judicial practice.



KAP Survey (2019)

Name of client: GIZ

Country: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Duration of project: 7 months

Project description: GORBI is conducting general country-wide statistically representative KAP studies on energy efficiency, forest and pasture management, agriculture and biodiversity, protected areas and sustainable development issues (n=1000 per country) as well as location specific survey on selected issues that are related to GIZ’s pilot areas (n=390 per country).


Assessment of Judicial Reforms in Georgia (2018 – 2019)

Name of client: IPSOS France

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 12 months

Project description: IPSOS France and GORBI have elaborated the methodologies for various survey components and survey instruments (nationwide survey of general public n=2013; court user survey n=186; lawyers n=380; prosecutors n=159; judges n=213; Survey of members of HCOJ n=12). In addition 8 FG’s and 36 in-depth interviews were conducted. GORBI was responsible for implementing the fieldwork for all survey components


European Value Survey (2018)

Name of client: EVS association

Country: Georgia, Azerbaijan

Duration of project: 12 months

Project description: The European Values Study (EVS) is a large-scale, cross-national, repeated cross-sectional survey research program studying basic human values that has been in operation since 1981. GORBI has been part of the project since 2008 and is the data provider for Georgia and Azerbaijan for the most current year. Fieldwork in Georgia was carried out from January to March, 2018 with 2194 respondents participating in this research. In Azerbaijan, field work was carried out from October to December, 2018 with 1800 respondents participating in the survey.


DRG Survey (2016-2018)

Name of client: USAID

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 36 months

Project description: GORBI is conducting the 3 wave, multi-year DRG survey. Sample includes 2200 nationwide respondents. Project includes: cognitive surveys, survey questionnaire design, survey implementation, and data analysis. 2 boosters are selected to represent ethnic Armenian and Azeri population.


Value Chain (2016-2017)

Name of client: World Bank Group Project

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 17 months

Project description: Value chains have become an increasingly important channel through which development challenges and solutions are both analyzed (value chain analysis) and implemented (value chain development initiatives). This is due partly to: i) their specificity and impact, in contrast to economy wide interventions that often have long lead times; and ii) the relative ease through which key actors can be identified and mobilized. Therefore, as countries seek to develop strategies to deliver more, better, and inclusive jobs, value chains are an ideal focal point for identifying opportunities to support greater job creation, productivity growth, and skills development.

The VALUE CHAIN SURVEY 2016 requires interviews with both formal and informal firms. The standard Universe here is the private sector, defined as all firms with at least some percentage of private ownership in the sectors eligible for the study. Fully government owned firms are excluded.


Integrated Biodiversity Management in the South Caucasus (IBiS) (01 March 2016 – 31 October 2016)

Name of client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with co-funding in Armenia and Georgia from the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC).

Country: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Duration of project: 8 months

Project description: In each of the three countries of the South Caucasus – Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – there are National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and initial sectorial strategies for managing biodiversity and ecosystem services. As yet, however, these are unable to withstand the challenges posed by the conflicting interests of different sectors (forestry, pasture farming, agriculture, nature conservation and tourism). There is a lack of coordination between the various state and non-state actors and population groups (e.g. shepherds and farmers). In addition, there is not enough reliable data available on the different sectors to support planning and decision-making processes


Health Impact Evaluation Kyrgyz Republic (2017 – 2018)

Name of client: The World Bank

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of project: 12 months

Project description: The purpose of this consultancy is to manage and implement all aspects of one round of follow-up hospital-level data collection, entry and management for a prospective, rigorous impact evaluation of a Results-Based Financing for Health program in Kyrgyz Republic.


Crime Survey in Kyrgyzstan (2015-2016).

Name of client: USAID

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Duration of project: 10 months

Project description: GORBI was commissioned to carry out International Crime Survey among general public in Kyrgyzstan. The sample size was 3,000 respondents, representing three universes: Kyrgyzstan, the Capital city Bishkek and Osh District. GORBI produced analytical report and conducted series of presentation among government officials, ministry of Internal Affairs, media and NGO representatives, GGPAS and USAID


Impact assessment of the Neo Economic Initiative (2011-2015)

Name of client: USAID

Country: Georgia

Duration of project: 36 months

Project description: Narrative description of project3 waves of household and community surveys (1500 per waves) in selected areas of Georgia, infrastructure assessment and price surveys in 50 localities. GORBI is in charge of full service that includes delivery of analytical report.


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