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Enhancing Capacity of Georgian Farmers’ Association

08-Jan-2020

Enhancing Capacity of Georgian Farmers’ Association

  We are working with the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) to support the strengthening of its internal capacity, aiming to increase its membership base, financial sustainability and independence. More specifically, we are assisting the GFA to develop a costin...

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Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

19-Dec-2019

Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

  We recently completed a research project, aimed at identifying constraints affecting the development of rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia and Armenia, and ascertaining how these can be overcome. PMC Research focused  on the evaluation of...

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Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

15-Dec-2019

Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

On December 12-15, practical marketing training was conducted for 20 guesthouse owners in Khulo municipality, aimed at enhancing their knowledge and introducing the marketing tools necessary for the development of their respective businesses. The 4-day course served ...

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Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

13-Dec-2019

Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

On December 12, PMC Research presented the outcomes of its research entitled “Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” and subsequently held a discussion thereon. The purpose of the research was to study the nature an...

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Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

13-Dec-2019

Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS), under a UNDP project designed to support the Ministry in the implementation of the newly-adopted law on vocational education and training (VET). The new law was adopted in April...

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Supporting ICGFM Conference Dedicated to Public Financial Management on Sectoral Service Delivery

10-Dec-2019

Supporting ICGFM Conference Dedicated to Public Financial Management on Sectoral Service Delivery

  On December 2-4, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) hosted the 2019 Winter Training Conference at the International Monetary Fund’s Washington office where the focus was on Public Financial Management (PFM) Impact on Sect...

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Business Climate Index in Georgia Being Established by the Georgian Business Association and PMC Research

10-Dec-2019

Business Climate Index in Georgia Being Established by the Georgian Business Association and PMC Research

  Together with the Business Association Georgia (BAG), we have started working on the development of the BAG Index, which is focused on evaluating the business climate in Georgia.   The quarterly BAG Index and Employment Barometer, as well as the biannua...

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Meeting with Governor and Five Mayors to Present Design for a Regional Landfill in Kvemo Kartli

09-Dec-2019

Meeting with Governor and Five Mayors to Present Design for a Regional Landfill in Kvemo Kartli

  PMCG and its international partner – the Engineering Company (HPC) - held a meeting with Kvemo Kartli’s Governor and the mayors of five municipalities (Tetri Tskaro, Marneuli, Dmanisi, Bolnisi and Tsalka) and the project beneficiary – Solid Waste Management Co...

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Increasing Institutional Capacity of Vocational Educational Institutions

09-Dec-2019

Increasing Institutional Capacity of Vocational Educational Institutions

  PMC Research has launched a new project entitled “Strengthening VET institutions’ capacity in the development of needs-based project ideas and proposals.”   The project aims to train management teams of vocational colleges in the accurate assessment of ...

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PMCG Consultants at Regional Trade and Transport Forum: Challenges of Transit vs. Opportunities for Trade in Uzbekistan

04-Dec-2019

PMCG Consultants at Regional Trade and Transport Forum: Challenges of Transit vs. Opportunities for Trade in Uzbekistan

On December 3-4, PMCG experts participated in the Regional Trade and Transport Forum: Challenges of Transit vs. Opportunities for Trade in Termez, Uzbekistan. The forum was organized with the support of USAID’s project entitled “Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) in Ce...

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Hotel Price Index ( November, 2019 )

23-Dec-2019

Hotel Price Index ( November, 2019 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 129 GEL per night in November 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 202 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 64 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

16-Dec-2019

Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

In October 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index3 decreased by 5.9% compared to September 2019. The 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotel price index decreased by 5.9%, while for guesthouses, the price index decreased by 6.2%.  

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Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

28-Oct-2019

Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 145 GEL per night in September 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 227 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 73 GEL per night.  

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Contributing to the Increased Impact of Collaboration between the European Commission and CSOs Worldwide

28-Oct-2019

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PMCG, as part of a consortium led by B&S Europe, was recently selected to implement  a project aiming to advance collaboration between the European Commission (EC) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) worldwide.

 

The project foresees the conducting of a mid-term evaluation of the Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) signed between the EC and CSOs, and corresponding grant agreements (since 2015, a total of 49 relevant grants have been signed ). The EC has developed FPAs with CSOs and associations of local authorities across Africa, Asia,Latin America and Europe. These partnerships cover the following wide array of fields of intervention: anti-corruption, gender, accountability, human rights, political and social inclusion or economic empowerment, decentralization,  good and inclusive local governance and decentralized cooperation.

 

The main objective of the evaluation is to analyze the quality and the results of relevant FPA actions so far and to present the findings to EU Delegations,  member organizations and other interested stakeholders , as part of an evolving cooperation policy with an emphasis on  results-oriented approaches.

 

The project aims to strengthen representative, membership-based and actor-based regional and global CSO networks and associations’ capacities in delivering vital components of development at global and regional levels.

 

“Outcomes of the evaluation will serve to contribute to the EU’s policy to support civil society as a key actors of governance. Recommendations that will be outlineddesigned as part of the final report will help to promote the enhanced participation of civil society in policy- making processes, as well as contributinge to the creation ofng an enabling environment for the CSOs and strengthening their capacitiesy strengthening worldwide,” explaineds Tamar Medulashvili, Project Manager at PMCG.

 

The European Commission project – “Mid-term Evaluation of the Framework Partnership Agreements (FPAs) and Their Corresponding Specific Grant Agreement” is part of the Services for the Implementation of External Aid (SIEA) 2018 EU Framework Contract Lot 3: “Human Rights, Democracy and Peace.”

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