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Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

22-Jul-2019

Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zurab Jikia, a high-profile professional with sound experience in water infrastructure management, has joined our team.We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Jikia, whose areas of expertise include managing and coordinating components of pro...

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Supporting Water Policy Reform in Georgia

17-Jul-2019

Supporting Water Policy Reform in Georgia

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) in order to enhance water and wastewater management system decentralization in Guria and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions.More specifically, PMCG will collect primary and secondary data re...

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Analyzing the Diversification of the Rural Economy in Georgia

16-Jul-2019

Analyzing the Diversification of the Rural Economy in Georgia

At the end of June and the beginning of July, PMC Research conducted three presentations and public discussions on the outcomes of the policy brief “Diversification of Rural Economy in Georgia” in Mtskheta, Tkibuli, and Batumi.The main goal of the research was to study ...

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PMCG Contributes to Decentralization and Local Self-Governments in Georgia by Developing Guidebooks

16-Jul-2019

PMCG Contributes to Decentralization and Local Self-Governments in Georgia by Developing Guidebooks

We recently finished working with Georgian local self-governments (LSG) to enhance their institutional capacity, systems and resources to ensure more effective public service delivery and investment management. After analyzing existing processes for capital investment p...

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PMCG Nominated at Emerging Europe Awards 2019

08-Jul-2019

PMCG Nominated at Emerging Europe Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the Emerging Europe Awards in the category of Tourism Campaign of the Year.This year, 1,000 applications were made across 12 different categories, by 120 companies and organizations from the 23 countries of eme...

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Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

25-Jun-2019

Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

We are glad to announce the arrival of Giorgi Papava to our team, as our new Consultant in Economic Policy, Economic Governance and Public Finance Management (PFM). We welcome Mr. Papava, who brings with him sound experience in the field of economy, international t...

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Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

20-Jun-2019

Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

On June 18-19, we participated in, and presented two Georgian projects at, the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 in Brussels, the first time that projects from Georgia have been showcased at the forum in its 14-year history. The EDD, organized by the European Co...

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Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

19-Jun-2019

Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

We have recently started working on a new project, which is aimed at supporting the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to adopt a legislative initiative entitled “Green Lines.” This initiative is designed to set standar...

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USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

19-Jun-2019

USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

On June 7, USAID Georgia Economic Security Program was officially launched. This five-year program aims to foster broad growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) outside of agriculture that show strong potential to create jobs, increase income, and support ...

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Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

18-Jun-2019

Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

On June 11, PMC Research conducted a presentation and public discussion on the outcomes of the research ”Municipal Social Policy Analysis in the Shida Kartli Region" in Gori. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate existing municipal social programs in Sh...

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PUBLICATIONS

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Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

22-Jul-2019

Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 137 GEL per night in June 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 232 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

21-Jun-2019

Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 128 GEL per night in May 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 219 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a ...

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Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

27-May-2019

Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 123 GEL per night in April 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 215 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 70 GEL per night.The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Good Governance Fund

11-Nov-2015
Start Date:
June, 2015
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia and BiH
Client:

Department for International Development
Good Governance Fund (GGF)

Origin of Funding:

Department for International Development
Good Governance Fund (GGF)






 

 




Project Description:

 

PMCG, in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC) (lead), Lucid Linx (BiH), Expert Group (Moldova) and The European Policy Centre (CEP) (Serbia), will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Specific areas that the project will support include:

  • Anti-corruption measures
  • Improving the business environment
  • Judicial reform, key sector reforms (e.g. banking and energy)
  • Strengthening the rule of law and supporting an independent media


These interventions will support states to become more resilient to external and internal shocks, both political and economic, and support further poverty reduction, growth and stability.

  • PMCG will provide flexible technical assistance to support the creation of open societies and open economies in the target countries, through:
  • Improvements to the business climate, reform of tax systems and the reduction of red tape to generate foreign investment and help private sector entrepreneurs to drive exports
  • Anti-corruption measures to help improve transparency and encourage effective public financial management
  • Modernisation of key sectors such as energy and banking
  • Reform of justice systems, including policing, to strengthen the rule of law and democratic accountability
  • Strengthening independent media to encourage balanced and accurate news and public affairs reporting and strategic communications to promote public awareness of and support for reform


This initiative complements the UK’s broader objectives to support a prosperous and stable region in the European neighbourhood. Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have signed Association Agreements (AAs) and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTAs) with the EU which has committed to support the implementation of reforms. The GGF complements this support. Serbia opened accession negotiations with the EU in 2014 while Bosnia and Herzegovina is a potential candidate for EU accession.

PMCG, along with consortium members, will provide the following services:

  • Facilitate establishment of new anti-corruption bodies
  • Provide technical assistance (TA) to support reform of the National Bank of Ukraine
  • Raise public awareness of reform issues and hold government to account
  • Enable improvement of caseload management, public awareness of role of prosecutors, and curriculum development in the National Institute of Judges
  • Provide consultations and advice to anti-corruption/financial crime agencies
  • Build public awareness of governance and economic reforms
  • Launch pilot projects on civil service reform and advise on legislation devolving powers to local authorities
  • Develop e-commerce systems and agribusiness management skills
  • Improve government communications
  • Provide TA to improve application of reform legislation
  • Provide TA to improve global “Doing Business” ranking
  • Provide Ta in civil society capacity building
  • Advise on improving public service performance
  • Advise on energy sector reform
  • Build public awareness of governance and economic reforms as well as civil society capacity building


Follow the links below for more detailed information:
Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G)
Good Governance Initiative (GGI)





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