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Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

04-Dec-2017

Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe, and publishes its World Economic Survey (WES) on a quarterly basis. The Ifo World Economic Survey is designed to give an accurate picture of the current economic situation and forecasts f...

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Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

14-Nov-2017

Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

In September and October 2017, PMC Research Center conducted trainings and stakeholder meetings about value chain analysis methods in seven regions of Georgia. More specifically, the trainings were carried out for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kakheti, Kvemo Kar...

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Supporting Georgian National Communication Commission to Advance its Business Processes

11-Oct-2017

Supporting Georgian National Communication Commission to Advance its Business Processes

PMCG has started assisting the Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) to improve its business processes, under the USAID HICD 2020 Activity. For the GNCC, it is vital to have well-structured business processes to be able to fulfil its mandate, which incl...

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Reviewing Anaklia Deep Sea Port Baseline Action Plan

10-Oct-2017

Reviewing Anaklia Deep Sea Port Baseline Action Plan

PMCG, together with Antea Netherlands, recently started working on a project designed to study the Baseline Contamination Rectification Commitment Action Plan of Anaklia Deep Sea Port (ADSP) before giving it their seal of approval. Before the construction of Anakli...

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Product Selection for Value Chain Analysis Discussed in Adjara

29-Sep-2017

Product Selection for Value Chain Analysis Discussed in Adjara

On September 23, PMC Research hosted a working meeting to discuss and select the most valuable agricultural product for Adjara in order to conduct a value chain analysis (VCA), as part of the European Commission (EC) project “Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vect...

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PMCG Gathers EU Project Teams for Networking Event

27-Sep-2017

PMCG Gathers EU Project Teams for Networking Event

On September 22, PMCG staged a networking event, hosting Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders from all EU-funded projects in Georgia in which PMCG is a partner. In addition, representatives of the State Minister’s Office on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (OSMEEA...

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Supervising Construction and Rehabilitation of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Georgian Towns

22-Sep-2017

Supervising Construction and Rehabilitation of Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Georgian Towns

 PMCG, together with Hill International and Temelsu launched the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project, to supervise construction and rehabilitation works of water supply and sewerage systems in three Georgian towns – Bolnisi, Chiatura and Marneuli.The project team ...

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PMCG Consultant Shares Performance Improvement Experience at ISPI-EMEA 16th Annual Conference, Bologna, Italy

20-Sep-2017

PMCG Consultant Shares Performance Improvement Experience at ISPI-EMEA 16th Annual Conference, Bologna, Italy

Vano Tavadze, PMCG’s Senior Consultant in Institutional Capacity Building and Monitoring and Evaluation, participated in the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)-EMEA 16th Annual Conference – Reshape Ecosystems, Re-Imagine Organizations, Reinvent Per...

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New Project to Support Rural Development in Khulo

19-Sep-2017

New Project to Support Rural Development in Khulo

 On September 15, the European Union launched a new development project entitled “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality”. The project is being implemented by Caritas Czech Republic in Georgia (CCRG) together with PMC Research...

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PMCG’s CEO Shares Expertise at 10th International Local Economic Development Forum

14-Sep-2017

PMCG’s CEO Shares Expertise at 10th International Local Economic Development Forum

On September 13, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the 10th International Local Economic Development Forum (LED), organized by Tbilisi City Hall in cooperation with international organizations, including the Asian Development Bank...

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PUBLICATIONS

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99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

13-Nov-2017

99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

  In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: • In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%.• In the first three quarters...

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98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

07-Sep-2017

98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

  In the agricultural sector: In the last eight years, total production output has fluctuated between 7.8% and10.3% of gross domestic product In the first quarter of 2017, foreign direct investment amounted to negative US$0.3 mln In the first half of 2017, the volume o...

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97: Remittances - January-June, 2017

26-Jul-2017

97: Remittances - January-June, 2017

  In the first half of 2017: Remittance inflows to Georgia amounted to $629 Mln Remittance outflows from Georgia amounted to $96.3 Mln Inflow from Russian Federation, United States, Italy, Greece, Israel, and Turkey amounts to 81% of total remittance inflows to Georgia...

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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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