Zviad Barkaia

Assistant Professor

Email: z.barkaia@gipa.ge

A brief description of the experience

Qualified professional with a Master's degree in Economics from Troy University and a Master's degree in International Relations from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA). Over six years of experience in managerial positions within the public sector, including overseeing public administration reform (PAR), public policy analysis, policy planning, and monitoring and evaluation within the Georgian government.

Additionally, possesses ten years of teaching experience in comparative politics, public policy analysis, political economy, war and strategy, and contemporary international politics. Actively participated in various exchange programs and received study grants/scholarships both domestically and internationally.


  • Public policy analysis;
  • Comparative politics;
  • Introduction to political sciences; 
  • International political economy; 
  • War and strategy; 
  • Contemporary international politics;

Research and Publications: 

  • "Assessment of the Impact of Targeted Social Assistance in Georgia" (2020) Econometria Consultores S.A.
  • "Georgia's Political Landscape" (2020) Eastern European Center for Multiparty Democracy (EECMD) 
  • "Assessment of Georgia's Civil Sector" (2020) East West Management Institute.

Research interests: 

Centralized economic systems; Demography and foreign policy; International economic systems; Monetary policy;