Natalia Kakabadze

Natalia Kakabadze


Researcher, analyst, policy consultant: 13 years of extensive professional experience in advanced level research and policy/reform analysis/assessment in numerous policy areas including but not limited to child welfare, pharmaceuticals and health economics, macroeconomic policies, public finance.  Advanced experience in database creation, maintenance and analysis. Worked for Georgia-based international and foreign policy analysis think tanks (Oxford Policy Management , GTZ, KPMG). Monitoring and Evaluation experience. Managerial experience: Head of department level. Liaison with government and professional expert communities: extensive contacts with government officials, and local and international experts in the above policy areas. Author: periodical analytical economic editions (40 volumes); research papers, policy memos and recommendations; government distribution materials Goals: Job

Work History

Work History

Local consultant

World Bank

Advise and support GeoStat ( statistics office of Georgia) in working out National Statistics strategy. Contribute strategic document. Liaise with top government officials and donor organizations.

2007 - Present

International Researcher

Oxford Policy Management

Designed, planned and conducted research of case mixed payment systems in different countries

Produced research paper on health care financing models Case Mixed Payment Systems: a brief review for National Insurance HealthFund of Kenya

May 2010 - Dec 2010

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

dvv-international, Georgia

Provided monitoring and evaluation of EU funded projects "Support socio-economic integration of IDPs" in Kvemo Kartli and Samegrelo regions. Produced reports and a newsletter.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010

Economic expert, PSI Discourse, USAID

Partniorship for Social Cooperation

Analyzed Georgian pharmaceutical market (prices, household expenditures, competition). Provided suggestions for improvement of the quality of data in the sectors and increasing transparency.  Conducted public discourse. Produced research paper. Please visit  www.

Nov 2008 - Jun 2010

Senior Expert

EU/Tacis Support Children Welfare Reform Project in Georgia

Collected data and created map of child care services in Georgia. Designed, planed and conducted research for support programmes and projects for children, women, IDPs and socially unprotected families.Produced two guides 2009 and 2010 for Child Care Social Services  and Map for Child Care Services in Georgia. Performed reform assessment and produced report on Child Welfare reform progress in Georgia (including the regional aspects) during 2006-2008

Nov 2009 - Jan 2010


Policy and Management Consulting Group

Designed and conducted research aimedto assess the effectiveness of participation of the Parliamentary officials in the budget cycle. Established communications with members of Parliament and staff. Conducted interviews. Produced assessment report.

Sep 2007 - Sep 2008

Head of International Relations Department

JSC People's Bank of Georgia

Supervised economic research; Produced economic publications; Established and developed working relations between the bank and international financial organisations, donors, foreign embassies in Georgia, foreign economic and business periodical publications etc; ManagedV International Banking Conference; managed staff of 4.

2005 - 2007

Health Finance Expert

Oxford Policy Management, Georgia

Delivered trainings in budget cycle to staff of Ministry of Health of Georgia (MoLHSA). Created economic model for hospital financing and staffing norms. Calculated the budget for primary health care facilities. Calculated unit costs of the service. Created policy support papers .Supported MoLHSA’s staff in costing and budgeting the State Hospital and Investment Programs.Participated in the process of creation of hospital costing model including staffing norms.

Dec 1995 - Apr 2006

Economic Expert


Collected, and analysed macroeconomic indicators and  statistical data. Provided research and wrote analysis for various sectors of economy of Georgia. Studied the economic effect of changes in legislation and regulations in financial sector. Participated in the process of harmonization of Georgian economic legislation with that of the EU. Authored the money and banking and international trade chapters for more than 40 issues of Georgian Economic Trends- GEPLAC a major quarterly economic publication issued in Georgian and EnglishCoordinated work with donor organisations, public agencies, businesses.

2001 - 2002

Research Economist

KPMG - Barents Group

Designed, planned and conducted comparative study. • Identified problems in government finance data collection and dissemination. Proposed the mechanisms of improvement of the quality and transparency of the State and Local budgets. Analyzed economic effects of changes in Tax and Customs Codes. Produced reports and policy notes.

1993 - 1995

Senior Economist

National Bank of Georgia

Was a contact person between National Bank of Georgia and international financial organizations in different areas, included but not limited by accounts' management and correspondence. Participated in negotiations between creditors and the Bank on external debt restructuring. Was a contact person between IMF office and the Bank. 


1988 - 1993


Tbilisis Iv. Javakhishvili State University