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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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Contributing to the Development of Simplified Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

03-Apr-2018

Contributing to the Development of Simplified Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Some of the prerequisites of strong and transparent micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a favorable business environment, competence, skills, entrepreneurial culture and access to finance.Limited access to finance remains one of the main obstacles to growth ...

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Sharing Experience of Transforming Economies with George Washington University Students

27-Mar-2018

Sharing Experience of Transforming Economies with George Washington University Students

We had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from George Washington University (GWU) with whom we shared PMCG’s experience in transforming economies and changing institutions on March 14.Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO and Chairman at PMCG, delivered a presentation to around 20...

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EU-funded Projects Aiming to Show Everyone is Employable

22-Mar-2018

EU-funded Projects Aiming to Show Everyone is Employable

On March 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, together with its partner institutions - the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Labor,Health and Social Affairs - presented the results and achievements of four EU-funded grant scheme proje...

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Facilitating business linkages between SMEs and MNCs in Georgia

21-Mar-2018

Facilitating business linkages between SMEs and MNCs in Georgia

The official launch of a new pilot project - Supporting the Growth of Georgia’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises under the Good Governance Fund (GGF) was held on March 14.The initiative aims to strengthen linkages between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and...

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Discussing Destination Marketing Management Priorities with Destination Management Organizations from Imereti and Kakheti

07-Mar-2018

Discussing Destination Marketing Management Priorities with Destination Management Organizations from Imereti and Kakheti

On March 1, we hosted some Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) from Imereti and Kakheti with whom we discussed destination marketing management priorities. The working meeting was held as part of the World Bank project - Tourism Marketing, Promotion, Online Cove...

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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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100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

16-Jan-2018

100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

The 100th edition of Economic Outlook and Indicators happily coincides with PMCG’s 10-year anniversary. Through the last decade, Georgia’s economic indicators have fluctuated substantially. In this edition, we present the dynamics of development for this period, and also analyze ...

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Improving Deregulation and Fiscal Efficiency in Albania

07-Sep-2016
Start Date:
September, 2016
End Date: February, 2017
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Albania
Client:

Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism, Trade and Entrepreneurship in Albania

Origin of Funding:

IFC/World Bank






 

 




Project Description:

 

The main objective of the project is to improve the overall economic and the doing business environment in the Republic of Albania, in line with the objectives of the Government, towards trade facilitation, deregulation, improvement and easing of procedural and bureaucratic issues.

More specifically, the project aims to improve the delivery of government services towards enterprises, and to increase formality throughout all sectors, and payment of taxes, through the ease and elimination of procedural bottlenecks.

PMCG’s team will contribute to the enhancement of these fields by conducting the following activities:

A. Business Enabling Environment:

  • Conduct general assessment of the current situation to identify the regulatory framework and environment creating impediments for economic growth
  • Conduct face-to-face interviews, meetings and discussions with all key stakeholders in the Government of Albania, private and international organizations
  • Conduct workshops and discussions to identify policy priorities
  • Develop recommendations on improving business enabling environment
  • Develop an action plan and roadmap for reforms
  • Support the Government of Albania in drafting terms of references for international development programs in economic development and business enabling environment


B. Tax and Customs Administration:

  • Conduct assessment of the institutional framework and develop a gap analysis
  • Conduct an evaluation of the present set of business processes, procedures, paperwork, institutional information, and advice on improving institutional performance of tax and customs administration
  • Provide advice and illustrate international experience in tax and customs administration
  • Provide policy advice to the economic development and fiscal departments reform, with a focus on tax and customs reform
  • Provide recommendations and a roadmap of reforms


C. Service delivery at National Business Center (NBC)

  • Conduct assessment of the legal framework
  • Conduct assessment of the institutional framework
  • Conduct direct interviews, meetings and discussions with NBC
  • Develop a gap analysis and identify areas for improvement
  • Develop the general roadmap for the reforms, recommendations to support the formation of a one-stop-shop for public services, in particular for the NBC
  • Together with the Government of Albania, select and agree on the pilot sectors/services to be covered in the analysis and provide recommendations on improving administration (e.g. construction licensing and permitting)


The collaboration is expected to result in improved business enabling and investment environment, reflected in increased FDI and efficiency of fiscal institutions, and improved business enabling regulatory framework for public service delivery and improved World Bank Doing Business Indicators. 

Background information:

 

The Integrated Planning System (IPS) 2 Project will support the Government of Albania in further strengthening the implementation of the system, which links strategic policy planning with budget planning and public financial management more broadly.

In particular, among others objectives, the project aims to maximize the efficiency of PFM reform by strengthening results focusing on public financial management as well as policy planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Furthermore, public service architecture needs to undergo significant institutional reform in both the public and private sectors. As a result, private business expects modern government services to be of the same quality that they experience in the private sector.


Follow the links below for related projects:
Support to Public Finance Policy Reform (PFM)
Support to Approximation of Georgian VAT Rules with EU VAT Legislation
Transferring V4 and Georgia Reform Experience to Facilitate Economic Development in Belarus
Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G)
USAID Kosovo Partnership for Development (PFD) – Enhancing Macro-Economic Stability and PFM at the Central and Local Level
Simplification of Tax Code

 

 

 

 

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