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Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

31-Aug-2018

Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

We are collaborating with the Government of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of its strategic decisions and current policies. Overall, the project aims to improve budget planning and execution, trea...

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All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

29-Aug-2018

All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

On August 13-14, we hosted Mr. Gary V. Kinney, Vice President at Kinney Advisory Services and former Senior Contracts Officer at USAID, to deliver a training course for our team members entitled “Doing Business with USAID.” As part of the two-day training, Mr. Kinney sh...

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Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

24-Aug-2018

Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

PMC Research recently finished working on value chain analyses of three agricultural products in three specific regions, namely broccoli in Kvemo Kartli region, mandarins in Adjara region, and raspberries in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The main goals of these studies...

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“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

21-Aug-2018

“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

On July 17-19, as a lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia hosted the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi.The event gathered high-level representatives of the public sector, civil society, private sector, parliament, academia, researchers, and jour...

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Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

17-Aug-2018

Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

At the beginning of August, PMC Research started working on a Country Note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) in order to study its impact on Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC). The main goal of the pr...

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in its implementation. The working meeting aimed to inform CSOs about the possibilities and requirements of t...

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PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

24-Jul-2018

PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

PMCG is excited and proud to announce that PMC Research was recently given a 5-star rating for transparency by international organization Transparify.  Such an award is the highest possible rating issued by Transparify, and reflects exemplary transparency in PMC R...

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New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

05-Jul-2018

New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

On June 26, the newly simplified Financial Reporting Standard for Category IV-Entities was adopted with the goal to improve the quality and transparency of corporate financial statements, according to the decree of the Head of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

04-Jul-2018

Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

On June 29, Mr. David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in a conference entitled “The anti-corruption policies and measures”, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU Delegation to Armenia. Mr. Lezhava’s presen...

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Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia.On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, p...

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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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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian…

10-Jul-2018

Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian Lari Exchange Rate

For the period of 2014 to 2017, in every first quarter of each year compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the nominal exchange rate of the Georgian Lari (GEL) against the US Dollar (USD) depreciated. This trend stopped this year though as in the first quarter of 201...

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On September 23, PMC Research hosted a working meeting to discuss and select the most valuable agricultural product for Adjara in order to conduct a value chain analysis (VCA), as part of the European Commission (EC) project “Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development”. The event was…
On September 22, PMCG staged a networking event, hosting Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders from all EU-funded projects in Georgia in which PMCG is a partner. In addition, representatives of the State Minister’s Office on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (OSMEEAI), the Information Center on NATO and EU, the Ministry…
 PMCG, together with Hill International and Temelsu launched the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, to supervise construction and rehabilitation works of water supply and sewerage systems in three Georgian towns – Bolnisi, Chiatura and Marneuli.The project team will assist the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) by supervising construction…
Vano Tavadze, PMCG’s Senior Consultant in Institutional Capacity Building and Monitoring and Evaluation, participated in the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)-EMEA 16th Annual Conference – Reshape Ecosystems, Re-Imagine Organizations, Reinvent Performance Management, heldon September 15, in Bologna, Italy. Tavadze dedicated his presentation to reshaping organizations with poorly defined performance requirements…
 On September 15, the European Union launched a new development project entitled “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality”. The project is being implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) together with PMC Research and the Croatian Rural Development Network. Its aim is to improve employment and living…
On September 13, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the 10th International Local Economic Development Forum (LED), organized by Tbilisi City Hall in cooperation with international organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and…
On September 4, Georgian-German Startup Forum was held at Technopark, organized by PMC Research in collaboration with Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA). The event aimed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience regarding entrepreneurship and was part of the Germany-Georgia Friendship Year, supported by the German Embassy in…
On August 31, PMCG hosted a working meeting with representatives of the tourism industry from government and the private sector to share the views of Georgian tourism stakeholders about the current positioning and branding of Georgia on the international market. The meeting was held under the World Bank project entitled…
PMCG presented in the C5+1 Expert-Level Meeting on Regional Customs Cooperation on August 23, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.The meeting was held as part of USAID’s Competitiveness Trade and Jobs (CTJ) program, led by DAI International. PMCG presented the experience of Georgia in data exchange, joint examination and the trusted trader program…
Overcoming unemployment, creating new job opportunities and supporting vocational education are all considered priority issues for the Georgian authorities which are planning the implementation of relevant regulations to address these issues. The program "Legal Approximation towards European Standards in South Caucasus" implemented by GIZ in close coordination with the Parliamentary Committee…

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