“Aging in Displacement: Assessing Health Status of Displaced Older Adults in the Republic of Georgia. “ (2010-2011). The study  of the mental health status of elderly, displaced by  ethnic  conflicts  persons, assessing  the  impact  of  protracted displacement and type of residence- in private versus collective dwellings.  In cooperation with Johns Hopkins University. Project was funded by PRM of US State Department.  Output: International conference of  John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Institute for Policy Studies. State/PRM workshop on older adults living in displacement, July, 18, 2011. Tbilisi. Robinson,C., Singh, N., Perrin, P.C.,Sumbadze, N., Bass, J., Rebok, G.W. Aging in Displacement: Assessing Health Status of Displaced Older Adults in the Republic of Georgia. Paper presented at APHA conference, Washington, October 2011.

“Forced migrants Living in Post-Conflict Situations: Social Networks and Livelihood Strategies” (2006-2010). The study of the change of social networks and livelihood strategies of Internally Displaced Persons from Abkhazia and Ossetia, comparing  IDPs living in collective centres and in private apartments, and general population over a period of 3 years. In cooperation with University of Arizona and Rutgers Universities, funded by National Science Foundation (US).  Output: International conference; Living in displacement: Prospects for change? March 15-16.  2011. Tbilisi. webpage:  www. Georgia. IDP. Arizona.edu      Sumbadze, N. (2010). August war: Estimations of the population. In: Tbilisi State University. Personality, Culture, Society. Tbilisi.  Sumbadze, N. (2010). August 2008 in the memories of population. The centre of contemporary Art. Tbilisi. In Georgian.


Rapid Needs Assessment of Internally Displaced Women as a Result of August 2008 Events in Georgia”. (2008)The study  of  the needs  of displaced persons carried out immediately after the war, description of war experiences.  Project was supported by UNIFEM. Results of the study  were published and presented to donors’ conference in Brussels. Output: Rapid Needs assessment of Internally Displaced Women as a Result of August 2008 Events in Georgia. (2008). IPS. Tbilisi.


 “Reconciling Images of the Past: TV Films on the Tragic History of South Georgia(Meskheti)”. (2005). Production and broadcasting  of two TV films on Muslim Meskhetians, based on interviews with the population of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region and with Muslim Meskhetians residing in Georgia and Azerbaijan, with the objective  to provide the population of Georgia and the Muslim Meskhetians  the information about the history and reasons for existing mutual mistrust; to form a positive attitude among the Georgian population on the issue of repatriation of Muslim Meskhetians, and to create a more cooperative attitude among the latter;  to promote Council of Europe values regarding interethnic relations. Funded by the Council of Europe, the Confidence-building Measures Programme.  Output: TV films. Demonstration of films and following it discussions in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

 “Between Integration and Resettlement: The Meskhetian Turks”.( 2004-2005). IPS participated in the project on the last of Stalin's deported people, launched by the European Centre for Minority Issues (funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung). As a result of  research project a  book on comprehensive and comparative cross-border study of today's Meskhetian Turk communities was published. The project  gained understanding of Meskhetian Turkish identity, migration processes, concepts of "home" and social organization, which could be  helpful in providing  a sound  basis for finding durable solutions to the problem. Output: Sumbadze, N. (2007). Back Home again: Repatriation and Integration of  Meskhetian Moslems   in  Georgia. p.288-333.  In: T. Trier & A. Khanzhin (Eds.) Meskhetian Turks at Crossroads. Berlin: LIT Verlag.  Tarkhan-Mouravi, G. (2007). Legal Aspects of the Issue of Muslim Meskhetians (Meskhetian Turks) in Georgia. .  In: T. Trier & A. Khanzhin (Eds.)Meskhetian Turks at  Crossroads. Berlin: LIT Verlag. Tapxaн-Moypaви. (2007). Грузия –Правовые и политически аспекты репатриации.   Турки-Месхетинцы.  Санкт-Петербург, Алтейя. Стр.336-364. Сумбадзе, Н (2007) Грузия – возвращение домой. Турки-Месхетинцы.  Санкт-Петербург, Алтейя. Стр.211-238

“IDP Vulnerability and Economic Self-Reliance”. (2003). Analysis of existing data on the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Georgia’s respective governmental policies and the policies of international organizations acting in this area, working out  recommendations  for the further development and reconsideration of the so-called “New Approach” to IDP assistance. Funded by UNDP. Output: Sumbadze, N., & Tarkhan-Mouravi, G. (2003) Working Paper on IDP Vulnerability and Economic Self-Reliance. UNDP, Tbilisi, July 2003. In Georgian and English.