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Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

05-Dec-2018

Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

On December 5, a stakeholder workshop was held under the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) in order to support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MoESCS) in the implementation of SCEPs in Georgian education system.VET program...

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Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

29-Nov-2018

Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of –research entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.The research is focused on studying the challenges facing S...

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Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

23-Nov-2018

Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

On November 21-22, an informative-consultative meeting of 4th category enterprise representatives took place in Batumi and Telavi. The event was intended to increase awareness of representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding new financial repor...

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Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

20-Nov-2018

Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) to implement reforms to the state management of intellectual property (IP) rights.The main aim of the project is to enhance Ukraine’s performance in managing IP and to develop a ...

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Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

16-Nov-2018

Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

On November 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Government of Georgia summarized four years of cooperation aimed at developing the Employment and Vocational Education and Training (EVET) system in Georgia.The summary focused on highlighting the a...

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Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

14-Nov-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

On November 9, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, delivered a presentation and shared Georgia’s experience of introducing economic reforms and innovations in the public sector to a delegation from Ukraine. “The focus was placed on the continuous and c...

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Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

13-Nov-2018

Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim of introducing these two institutions to each other and discussing collaboration opportunities. As a result of the meet...

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PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

12-Nov-2018

PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of a consortium led by HPC AG, to implement its Municipal Infrastructure Programme in the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.Our ...

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Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

08-Nov-2018

Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). The aim of the visit was to discuss the prospects of future collaboration between the two institutions.During the meeting...

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

05-Nov-2018

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

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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings in 2018 and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent...

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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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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…
PMCG, together with Ecorys Poland and Best Place – European Place Marketing Institute, has started working with the Georgian National Tourism Administration (GNTA) as part of a World Bank project, aiming to support the promotion of tourist destinations in Georgia, specifically in the regions of Kakheti and Imereti. At the first…
Through July-August, PMCG is holding meetings with representatives of Liberia’s Revenue Authority, the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), the business sector and other stakeholders to assist Liberian authorities in planning and carrying out excise stamps reform effectively. Usually, one of the major components in a country’s revenue mobilization is…
PMC Research announced a competition for post-graduate researchers from institutions of higher education and other institutions in Georgia for elaborating policy research papers, under recently launched project - “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform”. The project is focused to create a platform that stimulates constructive and systematic policy debates and to…
PMCG, in consortium with Temelsu, under the European Investment Bank (EIB) project supervises the construction and rehabilitation works in 18 towns of Georgia - Tsnori, Telavi-Kurdgelauri, Akhmeta, Lagodekhi, Sagarejo, Dusheti, Tkibuli, Zestaponi and under defect nodificaion period (DNP) in Senaki, Abasha, Khobi, Ozurgeti, Terjola, Likani-Tsagveri, Signagi, Bolnisi, Kareli. In order…
Currently Georgia has an enabling environment for civil society. There has been slow yet steady progress towards a more diversified civil society with stronger organisations appearing in the regions. There is now also a greater understanding among CSOs of the importance to reflect the needs and interest of their constituencies…
Effective management of public finances encourages aggregate fiscal discipline, operational efficiency and strategic allocation of resources. All of these elements are critical to achieving the public policy objectives, described in South Africa’s 2030 National Development Plan. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by ADE, under the European Commission project -…
On June 26, PMCG’s team members Sopio Khoshtaria and Shushanik Safaryan participated in the 2nd Regional Meeting of the “Anti-Corruption Professionals Network at the Black Sea”, in Kutaisi, Georgia. The event gathered anti-corruption practitioners, local government representatives, as well as civil society and international organizations from Georgia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine,…
We are delighted to welcome Giorgi Khishtovani to our team, as our new Research Director. Giorgi brings with him eight years of sound experience in public, private and non-governmental sectors in Georgia and abroad, as a lecturer, trainer, consultant, researcher, and project manager. Prior to joining PMC Research, Giorgi worked…

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