Tbilisi is the economic and cultural heart of Georgia, and has long been the crossroads between Europe and Asia. However, uneven economic growth in this post-soviet country has led to high levels of unemployment: one third of residents under 30 are unemployed, and a skill mismatch in the labor market means that a university education is no guarantee of employment. In response, the city has instituted new job training programs that have already engaged over 60,000 residents, while a government supported loan program has taken steps to encouraged small business growth.

Tbilisi has experienced an increase in devastating flooding and landslides, most recently in the summer of 2015, when heavy rainfall led to landslides that overwhelmed water management systems and caused deaths and destruction of property. While the rapid self-mobilization of volunteers and the support of the private sector helped the city rebuild quickly, the absence of both a comprehensive preventative action plan and a post-disaster action plan means Tbilisi remains vulnerable to future shocks.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Earthquake
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Landslide
  • Poor Air Quality
  • Unemployment

Snapshot of Tbilisi

  • 1,170,000

    POPULATION AS OF 2011

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