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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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Presenting Research Outcomes: “Trade Facilitation Component of the Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future”

29-Nov-2019

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On November 26, PMC Research presented the results of its research entitled “Trade Facilitation Component of the Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future,” and held a subsequent discussion thereon.

 

The research is focused on the Georgian-Abkhaz context. Due to recent complications on the administrative border line (ABL) between Georgia proper and South Ossetia / Tskhinvali region and limited access to respondents from that region, only Abkhaz counterparts were interviewed.

 

The purpose of the research was to support the implementation of the peace initiative “A Step to a Better Future.” The research reviews the trade facilitation component of the initiative, with specific attention given to the tools and mechanisms developed and planned to support trade facilitation.

 

The research shows that the initiative has significant potential to stimulate trade on both sides of the conflict divide, needs-coordinated and timely action, as well as adequate financial and material support. During the presentation, the main findings of the research were highlighted and discussed.

 

“The research aims to support the implementation of the peace initiative, and to identify gaps and the opportunities in the process. The initiative is important for the implementation of the peace policy and we are interested in seeing what stage it is at, what gaps there are and what opportunities exist to remedy them, ”said Natia Chankvetadze, author and associate researcher at PMC Research.

 

The research was carried out as part of the project “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform,” which is supported by PMCG and implemented by PMC Research.

 

“A Step to a Better Future” is a peace initiative that addresses three main areas: first, expanding and simplifying trade across conflict divides by creating new opportunities; second, to create additional opportunities for quality education and to facilitate access to all levels of education, both at home and abroad; and, third, the creation of a mechanism that facilitates access to the benefits of Georgia an Association Agreement with the EU, such as visa-free travel and free trade.

 

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