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Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

17-Sep-2019

Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

On September 9, we presented the findings of our latest research project entitled “Labor Migration and Private Employment Agencies in Georgia.” The main objective of the research was to examine the work of employment agencies operating in Georgia with an emphasis o...

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PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

05-Sep-2019

PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

We are pleased to announce that PMCG has been accepted as a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. By joining this network, we affirm our commitment to ensuring that our strategies and operations...

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Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

07-Aug-2019

Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

We are collaborating with Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) in order to promote innovative activities among micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia and to enhance their participation in the digital economy.With this in mind, the Inno...

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Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

07-Aug-2019

Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

On July 30, PMCG and the Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) hosted an event to present and discuss a new book entitled “Migration Management - From International Practice to Georgian Model.” The book’s author is George Jashi and has been publ...

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Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

01-Aug-2019

Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

During June and July, PMC Research visited Lagodekhi, Ambrolauri, Marneuli, Mtskheta, Gori, Akhaltsikhe, Zugdidi, Lanchkhuti, Batumi and Kutaisi municipalities as part of the EU project - “Networking for Efficiency and Development (N4ED) – a News Modality for Effective ...

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Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

31-Jul-2019

Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

On July 22-26, a training module was conducted for potential members of the local action group (LAG) Mestia in order to enhance their communication skills through social media. Since LAG members actively communicate with various groups, including local government offici...

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Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

26-Jul-2019

Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC), has successfully completed collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) in order to implement intellectual property (IP) rights reform under a UK Government...

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Letter of Condolence

25-Jul-2019

Letter of Condolence

We are deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Roy Southworth, an outstanding professional in the field of international development and member of PMCG’s Board.His experience, wisdom and knowledge gave us the confidence and direction for PMCG to develop.As a country manager...

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Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

24-Jul-2019

Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) recently included PMC Research’s paper “Leveraging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance Through Value Chains in Georgia” in its working papers.The main objective of the study was to examine the challenges facing small and...

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Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

22-Jul-2019

Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zurab Jikia, a high-profile professional with sound experience in water infrastructure management, has joined our team.We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Jikia, whose areas of expertise include managing and coordinating components of pro...

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Hotel Price Index (August, 2019)

19-Sep-2019

Hotel Price Index (August, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 151 GEL per night in August 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 230 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 75 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

30-Aug-2019

Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 148 GEL per night in July 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 224 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 73 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in...

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Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

22-Jul-2019

Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 137 GEL per night in June 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 232 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Assisting Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia to Increase the 2019 Budget Allocation for Biodiversity by GEL 300,000

02-Apr-2019

Georgia Nature


We recently supported the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to engage in successful budget advocacy with the Ministry of Finance and the Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, thereby increasing the 2019 state budget allocation for biodiversity. 

“Our cooperation was very successful. PMCG provided high-quality consultancy and dealt with very challenging tasks in a professional manner. Together we supported the MEPA’s efforts to convince the Ministry of Finance to substantially increase government funding for biodiversity,” said Tornike Phulariani, Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BioFin) National Coordinator in Georgia.

We have now set a precedent, increasing the MEPA’s biodiversity appropriation and, as a result, the Department of Biodiversity and Forestry of this ministry, as well as a number of biodiversity-related programs, now have a significantly bigger common budget with which to work.

“The increased funding will help to enhance compliance with applicable international standards and requirements, which will eventually translate into a richer biodiversity,” said Mikheil Kukava, Senior Public Financial Management Consultant at PMCG.

As part of this project, we will also conduct trainings for MEPA representatives in order to ensure that they can carry out budget advocacy themselves in the future. 

The project is being implemented in collaboration with the BioFin under a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project.

 

Please kindly follow the link below for detailed information about the project:
Support to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture for Improvement of State Funding for Biodiversity

 

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