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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, 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…
PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Ecorys Nederland B.V, has launched a project funded by the European Commission entitled Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG).The project will last four years and aims to support the local authorities in Eastern Partnership countries to become active facilitators for economic growth and…
PMCG is collaborating with the State Audit Office (SAO) to strengthen the institution’s capacity, under the USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) program led by Tetra Tech ARD.Currently, PMCG is supporting SAO in conducting a needs assessment of its Public Audit Institute (PAI). PAI was established in 2012 and is an…
PMCG is collaborating with Akhaltsikhe City Municipality to enhance the transparency and accountability of its budgeting process, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD under the USAID Good Governance Initiative Program.In order to reach its goals, the project team will assist the Municipality to define mid-term priorities,…
PMCG is continuing to actively work with the cities of Kutaisi, Batumi and Akhaltsikhe.More specifically, PMCG is supporting Batumi and Akhaltsikhe municipalities to establish and implement Quality Management Systems (QMS) based on ISO 9001:2015 standard requirements, while also helping Kutaisi to improve its current systems and standards.In April 2016, GGI’s…
As the Georgian energy sector undergoes profound changes, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia is working to introduce the redesigned model of the Electricity Trading Mechanism (ETM) to the Georgian electrical system. This will require all key players in Georgia’s electricity sector, including Electricity Systems Commercial Operator…
PMCG, together with Chemonics International Inc., is actively working with the Government of Kosovo (GoK) to create a more business-enabling environment under the USAID Partnership for Development (PFD) program.The GoK has prioritized the implementation of reforms to improve Kosovo’s position in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking One of the…
On December 15, the EU launched three major EU4Justice projects in Georgia: Support to Judiciary, Support to Criminal Justice and Support to Penitentiary and Probation Systems in Georgia.Janos Herman, Head of the EU Delegation to Georgia, gave an opening speech to launch the event after which talks were also delivered…
On December 6, PMCG gave a presentation on Effective PFM Reforms and Results-Oriented Budgeting in Adjara at an international conference organized by the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) on The Macroeconomic Benefits of Strong PFM Practices.Mikheil Kukava and George Jerenashvili, PMCG’s senior consultants in Public Financial Management (PFM),…
On December 9, PMC Research held a presentation to introduce the findings of a Value Chain Analysis (VCA) on onions in the city of Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti region. The main goal of the research was to examine the potential of onions in this part of Georgia and increase the capacity of…

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