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Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

16-Nov-2018

Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

On November 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Government of Georgia summarized four years of cooperation aimed at developing the Employment and Vocational Education and Training (EVET) system in Georgia.The summary focused on highlighting the a...

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Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

14-Nov-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

On November 9, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, delivered a presentation and shared Georgia’s experience of introducing economic reforms and innovations in the public sector to a delegation from Ukraine. “The focus was placed on the continuous and c...

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Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

13-Nov-2018

Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim of introducing these two institutions to each other and discussing collaboration opportunities. As a result of the meet...

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PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

12-Nov-2018

PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of a consortium led by HPC AG, to implement its Municipal Infrastructure Programme in the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.Our ...

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Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

08-Nov-2018

Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). The aim of the visit was to discuss the prospects of future collaboration between the two institutions.During the meeting...

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

05-Nov-2018

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

We congratulate the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan with their countries’ substantial improvements in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. Azerbaijan has moved from 57th place in 2018 to 25th place, and is among the ten economies to have made the ...

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Georgia Rises to 6th Place in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

02-Nov-2018

Georgia Rises to 6th Place in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

We are pleased to share the news that Georgia has recorded an impressive rise in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. We would like to congratulate the Government of Georgia (GoG) on this success. In addition, we are glad to have played a part in this progress ...

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Assessing Safety of Sioni and Algeti Dams

01-Nov-2018

Assessing Safety of Sioni and Algeti Dams

  We recently launched a new project aiming to assess two dams in the Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Temelsu, will assist state-owned company Georgian Amelioration LTD, which is under the supervision of the Minist...

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Campaign to Raise Awareness about EU Activities Aiming to Support Employment, Vocational Education and Training

29-Oct-2018

Campaign to Raise Awareness about EU Activities Aiming to Support Employment, Vocational Education and Training

We recently took part in an information campaign about the initiatives of the European Union (EU) to support employment and vocational education and training (EVET) sectors.As part of the campaign, PMCG, together with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sci...

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New Study to Improve Access to Employment, Entrepreneurial and Educational Opportunities

26-Oct-2018

New Study to Improve Access to Employment, Entrepreneurial and Educational Opportunities

PMC Research recently launched a new applied research project entitled “The regional market assessment in Georgia using components of Smart Specialization” aiming to assess the private business sector in Tbilisi and five target municipalities within Kvemo Kartli and Sam...

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Hotel Price Index (September, 2018)

15-Oct-2018

Hotel Price Index (September, 2018)

During October 2017 – September 2018 period, in Tbilisi the highest average prices of a room in a 3* and 4* hotels were recorded in December 2017, respectively 165 GEL and 293 GEL, the lowest prices were recorded in February 2018, respectively 124 GEL and 214 GEL. In September...

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Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

17-Sep-2018

Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

In August 2018, the hotel price index increased only by 0.01% compared to July 2018; In August 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel rooms increased the most in Guria (7.6%), while the hotel prices decreased mostly in Samtskhe-Javakheti (-1.6%); In August 2018, the ...

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

10-Aug-2018

Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

In July 2018, the hotel price index increased by 2.7% compared to June 2018; In July 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel rooms increased the most in Adjara(10.1%) and Samtskhe-Javakheti (5.9%), while the hotel prices decreased only in Tbilisi (-1.2%); In July, the...

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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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