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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

04-Jun-2018

Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

On May 30, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference – “Good Governance and Economic Connectivity – best practices within the OSCE Region” - in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Aleksishvili discussed ways to...

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Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

22-May-2018

Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

We are working with the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) to introduce environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by P2M Berlin, is collaborating with the UWSCG to improve c...

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PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

16-May-2018

PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

PMC Research has launched a project entitled “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform – 2018” targeted at creating a platform to stimulate constructive and systematic policy debates and to establish cooperative practice among different political and social groups ...

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Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

14-May-2018

Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

We are collaborating with five Central Asian countries to develop their respective tourism industries, a forward step that will ultimately contribute to their economic development and growth.This cooperation is part of USAID’s Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity i...

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Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

03-May-2018

Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

On April 23-25, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka to share Georgia’s successful experience of implementing economic reforms in e-governance and public service. The study tour comprised presentations about steps toward, and ways of, introdu...

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Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

16-Apr-2018

Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

On April 13, a presentation of the project “EU Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” was held at the Parliament of Georgia.The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhid...

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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

03-May-2018

Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

High-quality education is one of the main determinants of economic growth. According to the “Government Program 2016-2020”, education is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. Since 2013, the allocated budget of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia...

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101: Georgia in International Rankings

05-Mar-2018

101: Georgia in International Rankings

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 and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data. ...

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Effective rural development is one of the main priorities of the Government of Georgia. In this direction, UNDP Georgia under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD Georgia) has contracted PMCG to support key stakeholders.Specifically, PMCG in close collaboration with UNDP is conducting an assessment of institutional…
Ms. Maia Daiauri, PMCG’s Tax Policy Consultant, currently working under USAID Georgia’s Governing for Growth (G4G) program has been certified as a Tax Administration Diagnostics Assessment Tool (TADAT) Assessor, having recently passed the relevant examination with a perfect 100% score.TADAT is a tool initiated by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…
PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing further support to the State Audit Office (SAO) in improving its communication policy.PMCG is assisting the SAO to review its broader Communication Policy and Action Plan, which covers all…
On January 25, Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016. According to the Index, over two-thirds of the 176 countries assessed fall below the midpoint of the scale which ranges from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). As was the case in 2015, New Zealand and Denmark top…
PMCG, in consortium with MC Group, will support the EU delegation in Georgia to increase the awareness, understanding, and support among population for the EU and its activities in Georgia. The project will raise awareness in Georgia about EU sector reform programmes in the areas of Employment and Vocational Education and…
PMCG is continuing its strong support for the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) in a variety of ways, under the USAID Good Governance Initiative program.The new Civil Service Law (October, 2015) introduces a professional, merit-based civil service in which performance evaluation is a key cornerstone for determining rates of compensation, the…
Competition is an essential element in the functioning of a market economy as without an effective competition framework the process of liberalization and deregulation cannot succeed.Moreover, there is a great need to strengthen the effectiveness of the organizations involved in the implementation and enforcement of competition policy and to create…
Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG) has recently launched a project - Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending in Georgia, funded by Europe Foundation, focused on enhancing civil society engagement in Georgia regarding budgeting process. To reach the main objective, project team will prepare three position papers,…
Despite being one of Georgia’s most important cities both politically and economically, at present the self-governing city of Kutaisi does not have a proper planning framework to guide and manage its sustainable urban development. Accordingly, the city must now prepare comprehensive and up-to-date strategic documents, including spatial development plans.With this…
PMCG, as part of a consortium led by DAI International, has launched a project under the USAID Revenue Generation for Governance and Growth (RG3) program, aimed to increase the capacity of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to achieve better revenue mobilization. The…

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