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Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

14-Feb-2019

Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

On February 11-12, an international conference entitled “Parliament and the Security Sector: New Challenges, Stronger Oversight” was held as part of the EU’s technical assistance project "Support to the Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia.”The Amba...

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PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

12-Feb-2019

PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

We recently finished assisting the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) by enhancing the water supply systems in different regions of Georgia. The main objective of the project was to supervise the construction, rehabilitation and renovation of the water suppl...

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Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential

06-Feb-2019

Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the end of January and at the beginning of February, PMC Research conducted four public discussions and presentations in Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Telavi and Akhaltsikhe about the outcomes of four value chain analyses of four agricultural products, namely tomatoes, laurels, ...

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PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum

05-Feb-2019

PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum

On January 27-29, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, and Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum in Switzerland, co-hosted by the Swiss National Bank.Khishtovani shared the results of the policy paper ...

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Supporting Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

30-Jan-2019

Supporting Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

We are collaborating with Georgian Gas Transportation Company (GGTC) to strengthen its organizational performance and bolster its institutional effectiveness.GGTC is a government-owned company under the management of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development o...

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Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia to Enhance Public Investment Management (PIM)

25-Jan-2019

Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia to Enhance Public Investment Management (PIM)

We are working with the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to enhance its public finance management (PFM) system.More specifically, the project aims to improve and institutionalize public investment management (PIM) by updating the initial PIM methodology, and elabora...

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PMCG Joins ICGFM Board to Contribute to Enhanced Public Financial Management

22-Jan-2019

PMCG Joins ICGFM Board to Contribute to Enhanced Public Financial Management

We are pleased to announce that PMCG has joined the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) as a member of its board, giving us an opportunity to increase our already keen involvement in positively influencing public financial management (P...

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Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

27-Dec-2018

Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

We are working with Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to develop investment catalogues in order to stimulate domestic and foreign direct investments in their respective municipalities.The project is aimed at supporting municipalities of Kutaisi and Batumi to explore and ide...

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Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

26-Dec-2018

Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) in order to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its Diplomatic Training and Research Institute (DTRI).  The DTRI is a legal entity of public law (LEPL) under the MFA providin...

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“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

17-Dec-2018

“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that on December 13, PMCG was honored to be named as a “Responsible Employer” in Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 known as Meliora. The contest, which was organized by the Center for Strategic Research and De...

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Issue 108: Employment in Georgia (2014-2017)

13-Feb-2019

Issue 108: Employment in Georgia (2014-2017)

Increasing the employment rate represents one of the most significant challenges and priorities of the Georgian economy. This bulletin appraises trends related to employment for the period of 2014-2017.

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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Georgia was ranked 66th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index1 in 2018. During 2010-2018 Georgia’s position in the ranking was improving, except one year. In 2018, compared to 2017, Georgia’s position in the ranking improved by 1 place...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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Sharing Experience of Transforming Economies with George Washington University Students

27-Mar-2018

George Washington University


We had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from George Washington University (GWU) with whom we shared PMCG’s experience in transforming economies and changing institutions on March 14.

Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO and Chairman at PMCG, delivered a presentation to around 20 students headed by Dr. Tom Geurts, Associate Professor at GWU, about economies in transition and how a suitable reform agenda helps to overcome problems and challenges while introducing economic policy changes. While the main focus was on Georgia’s socio-economic and public administration reforms, the discussion also covered other countries from a variety of regions (Balkans, Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa).

Aleksishvili, together with the students, discussed crucial components of a successful reforming process, including: liberal fiscal and trade regimes; improved budget policy and public services; structural reforms; fighting corruption; privatization; legal framework; and property rights.

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With over decades of sound experience of supporting countries in transition to facilitate key public finance management reforms, Aleksishvili also emphasized the main barriers likely to be faced when introducing reforms. Special attention here was dedicated to the role of international development institutions, including USAID, in the process of reforming countries in transition, while he also highlighted more recent challenges and the steps that should be implemented to strengthen the achieved results and to sustain the development process.

“Collaboration with universities and communication with students is very important for PMCG, especially when it comes to supporting students in the process of preparing for work in the field of international development. We at PMCG believe that the progress of countries in transition depends on having highly motivated young professionals dedicated to the delivery of progress and achieving a real impact,” explained Aleksishvili.

 



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