This report is the result of fieldwork conducted in three regions of Georgia from March to May 2001. It sets out the main outcomes of the baseline quantitative survey conducted upon the key informant questionaire and pilot testing of draft formal enterprise survey questionnaire. Data already existing in government departments was also collected.
In the first part of the report an overview of the methodological decisions is given. The study focused on six villages selected in three regions of the country to represent economic, ethnic and cultural diversity. In the second part of the study the initial analysis of data is presented. “Non-farm” is defined as being all those diverse activities associated with waged work or self-employement in a field that is not agricultural but located in rural areas.
Meskhidze, G. Rural Non-farm Economy in Georgia: A pilot research report. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK (2001) 55 pp. [NRI Report No. 2677]