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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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PMCG, under a consortium led by Antea Netherland B.V., is working on a feasibility study and detailed design of the upgrading of the Rustavi – Red Bridge and Rustavi – Sadakhlo Roads.The roads have crucial importance, as they will be part of the East-West Highway project, which is a strategic…
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…

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