©2018 Mountain and Rural Development Initiatives| Caucasus Region


The MRD-Cau is a collaborative effort of several local and International scholars crafted with a shared vision to pursue solutions towards pressing challenges in rural and mountainous Caucasus. This platform introduces research projects focused on tackling issues related to the transformation of socioeconomic and spatial conditions mostly focused on tourism development, management of protected areas, territorial patterns of local economic activities, etc.

Importantly, most of the projects are based on interdisciplinary approaches oriented to bolster sustainable and inclusive development.

This collaboration has resulted through the generous funding from SHOTA RUSTAVELI NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OF GEORGIA and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University