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Partner profile: Georgia – a new NGO committed to bringing economic literacy to the nation’s education system

In late 2021, three driven young economists, fueled by a shared passion to improve national standards of economic and financial education, formed the Georgian Economic Literacy Initiative GELi. Recognizing the importance of understanding economics and finance in everyday life, they embarked on a mis...

Partner profile - Kosovo: Riinvest Institute as pioneer of liberal economic thinking

Pristina-based Riinvest Institute is Kosovo’s oldest think tank and a pivotal force in the country’s economic evolution. Founded on a mission to promo...

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Thanking James Gwartney, pre-eminent economist and educator

The EFI community is saddened by the death of James Gwartney, lead author of “Common Sense Economics” and co-author of the Economic Freedom of the Wor...

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Georgia: the monks helping students realize their potential

Nestled in a remote and isolated valley in southwest Georgia, the village of Zarzma is home to a remarkable educational project. In addition to their ...

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Partner profile - North Macedonia: a small NGO punches above its weight

EFI’s partner in North Macedonia, the Liberal Alternative Institute (LAI), was established in 2012 by a group of young activists returning from their ...

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South Caucasus: Economic Reporting Workshops Offer The Exchange of Ideas

Seasoned and trainee journalists in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan had an unusual professional development opportunity this summer thanks to workshop...

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Kyrgyzstan: Bringing Learning Opportunity to Students in Isolated Regions

How would you learn if there were no materials in your native language? For countries whose education systems were dominated by Russian for decades, t...

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Georgia: a summer camp in the sun delivers winning results

More than 1200 students from 318 of Georgia’s high schools took part in the 2023 Economics Olympiad, an international competition designed to inspire ...

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The future of my country is in the hands of people just like me

Economics easily explained. That’s our mantra at EFI. And so what would make more sense than to support 8 of our partners to run an [Economics Olympia...

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A different kind of educational collaboration

EFI’s partner in Ukraine, [Bendukidze Free Market Center](https://bendukidze.org/en/home-page-en/), works with teachers across the country to help imp...

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Competing across countries

This year, EFI has supported its partners in 8 countries to oversee the Economics Olympiad, a multi-round competition for high school students which c...

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Pushing curriculum reform

For the past two academic years, EFI has supported its partner in Georgia, the Georgian Economic Literacy Initiative, to design and deliver an introdu...

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Bridging the language divide

[EFI’s multimedia library](https://www.econfun.org/en/library) is a treasure trove of economic content for learners and teachers alike. It contains a ...

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