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PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

12-Jun-2019

PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

We recently finished assisting the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) in its aim to develop its capacity to achieve consistently increased budget allocations for the biodiversity agenda.PMCG has identified priority areas in biodiver...

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Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

10-Jun-2019

Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

On May 20-27, PMCG conducted a 6-day training course regarding environmental management systems for the representatives of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC).As TTC employees’ work deals with many waste and hazardous materials, it is vital that they have sound environmenta...

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Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

05-Jun-2019

Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

On May 20-22, Bondo Bolkvadze, Consultant at PMCG, participated in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference entitled “Towards Regional Economic Connectivity – National Mechanisms for Trade and Transport Facilitation” in Ashgaba...

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PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

04-Jun-2019

PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

On May 30, PMCG participated in the SID-Washington annual conference entitled “Solving Wicked Problems of Development.”“This conference provides a unique chance to engage different groups of society in debates on important global issues today, and to establish strategic...

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PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

03-Jun-2019

PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

On May 27-28, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues (IDD) in the panel “Incentivizing Change: The Role of Public Finance Management.”IDD is a global development forum, which gathers policy-makers, bus...

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Enhancing Regional Linkages between Trans-Caspian Corridor Countries

30-May-2019

Enhancing Regional Linkages between Trans-Caspian Corridor Countries

On May 22-23, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, participated in the 4th Trans-Caspian Forum in Washington D.C.The Trans-Caspian Forum is a strategically important regional integrator, which actively facilitates trade between Europe and Asia. It covers the T...

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Enhancing Communal Infrastructure in Stepantsminda Municipality

23-May-2019

Enhancing Communal Infrastructure in Stepantsminda Municipality

On May 7-8, we conducted a workshop on development concepts for Stepantsminda Municipality and organized a site visit to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) accordingly. During the workshop, we presented a land use plan and water infrastructure development concept reports for the m...

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PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

10-May-2019

PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

We are pleased to announce that we recently became a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), a leading advocate and resource for the government technology and professional services industry.“Being part of the council will give us an opportunity to contribute ...

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PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

06-May-2019

PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

We recently completed a European Union project designed to enhance parliamentary oversight in the security sector and to increase transparency by ensuring effective parliamentary oversight of defense and security agencies and improving relevant legislation of Georgia.&n...

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Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

25-Apr-2019

Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

We recently launched a new project aiming to strengthen the organizational performance and bolster the institutional effectiveness of Enterprise Georgia.Enterprise Georgia is a subordinated agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and it ...

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Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

27-May-2019

Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 123 GEL per night in April 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 215 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 70 GEL per night.The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

22-Apr-2019

Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

In March 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index increased by 5.1% compared to February 2019. The prices of hotels in Tbilisi increased by 4.2%. In March 2019, compared to February 2019, the increase of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to increased number of tourists tr...

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Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

14-Mar-2019

Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

In February 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index decreased by 1.7% compared to January 2019. In Tbilisi, the hotel prices decreased by 1.9%. The decrease of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to decreased number of tourists' trips. In February 2019, compared to January 2019...

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

05-Nov-2018

doing business 2019

We congratulate the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan with their countries’ substantial improvements in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. 

Azerbaijan has moved from 57th place in 2018 to 25th place, and is among the ten economies to have made the most emphatic improvement in performance on the Doing Business Indicators compared to 2017-2018.

Azerbaijan has implemented eight reforms that makes it easier to do business since 2017-18. The country has opened a single window at the Baku City Executive Office for dealing with construction permits thereby reducing the time required to obtain a building permit by 80 days. 

The country has doubled its Getting Credit score to reach 80.00 largely as a result of the introduction of a new secured transactions law and insolvency law, which has brought the implementation of a functional secured transactions system, broadened the scope of assets that can be used as collateral, and provided better conditions for secured creditors. Azerbaijan has also set up a unified, modern and notice-based collateral registry, and has improved access to credit information by establishing a new credit bureau.

According to the 2019 rankings, Kazakhstan is among 46 economies that improved the most across three or more Doing Business indicators in 2017/18, and moved overall from 36th place in 2018 to 28th. 

The country has made notable progress in the following areas: making it easier to start up a business by reducing the time required for value added tax registration; allowing for smoother cross-border trade by introducing an electronic customs declaration system (ASTANA-1 IS) as well as by reducing customs administrative fees; and in enforcing contracts by making judgments rendered at all levels in commercial cases publicly available and publishing performance measurement reports on local commercial courts. 

“PMCG is particularly delighted with this positive news, as we, together with our partners and international institutions, strive to deliver progress. We would like to once again congratulate the governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on such remarkable progress and wish them both even more success in the nearest future,” said David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG.

 

Follow this link for more detailed information:

http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2019 

 

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