3. Socio-Economic Study
As already mentioned, no purchase of plots, buildings and premises or fruit trees is planned within
the scope of the project. As per the updated design (See Chapter 2), in the phase of implementation,
the project may lead to the reduction or temporary suspension of incomes. 42 APs run formal or
informal business in the project zone and in the area adjacent to it.
The socio-economic study was conducted on April 27-28 of 2017. April 28 was declared a cut-off
date of the project, after which it will be impossible to receive a compensation for an entity starting
his business in the project zone.
38 APs participated in the social survey making 90,4% of the persons both, under direct and
indirect impact of the project. 3 APs running a family business in the project zone are one family
and live together. 4 APs running infromal business refused to take part in the social survey, 10-15
m from the project zone.
3.2. Affected Population
The project is to be realized on the territory adjacent to village Ananuri, Dusheti Municipality. 36
PAP (3 PAPs are one family) are made up of 131 members, who are classified as age groups as
indicator of the country.
Table 2: The demographic composition of the APs
Average per family
Children (>6 years)
Young people (aged 6-18)
Pensioners (>65 years)
4 PAP’s refused to participate in the social survey
3.2.2. Ethnic composition
All persons affected by the project are Georgians ethnically (See Tables 3)
Table 3: The Ethnic composition
Following the fact that the project zone is located in the area adjacent to the village, the majority
of the AHs (33 APs making 91.6%) are village residents, 2 AHs live in settlement Zhinvali (5.5%)
(See Tables 4). Only one AP is from Tbilisi (the owner of one company.) 30 families out of 36
live in village Ananuri, two families live in settlement Zhinvali and two families live in village
Zatikaantkari, while one family are from village Tsikhisdziri. All the said settlements, except the
city of Tbilisi, are located in the area adjacent to the project zone.
Table 4: The Village and Town Dwellers
Almost half of the APs and their families (46%) have elementary or secondary education, and the
portion of those with higher education is also high (over 30%). The detailed information is given
in Table 5.
Table 5: Education
Elementary or secondary
Non-educated (unable to
read or write)
35 AHs (making 97% of the total AH families) are village or small settlement residents, while 1
AH lives in Tbilisi and owns no land plot.
33 AHs out of 36 (91.7%) own land plots, 2 AHs (5.5%) live in the blocks of houses and do not
own land plots, and 1 AH (2.8%) owning a land plot lives in a rented flat.
Consequently, 35 AHs out of 36 (97.2%) own residential areas, while 1 AH (2.8%) rents a flat in
the block of houses.
1 AH out of 36 making 5.5% of the total amount live in the block of houses, while other 33 AHs
(91.7%) live in private houses. 7 AHs out of 33 (19.4%) own one-story houses, while 25 APs
(64.4%) own two-story houses, and 1 AH (2.8%) lives in a rented flat.
4 AHs of 36 village dwellers own one auxiliary building each (11.1%) and 2 AHs (5.5%) own two
auxiliary buildings each. These auxiliary buildings are a garage and a cattle-shed. and 1 AH (2.8%)
lives in a rented flat
3.3. Economic Activities
The major source of income for the AHs (63.9%) is their own business. In addition, 16.6% of the
families are employed by private businesses. The detailed information about eth major sources of
income is given in Table 6.