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Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

15-Feb-2018

Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

We recently launched a project supporting the Department of Strategic Planning and Reforms of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of strategic decisions and current policies. PMCG will provide ins...

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Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

14-Feb-2018

Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

On February 7, three Georgian municipalities – Bolnisi, Gori, and Tbilisi - were selected to receive a total of around 1.4 mln euro of grant funding from the European Commission (EC). The decision followed a call for proposals from the local administrations of East...

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Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

02-Feb-2018

Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

Georgia has risen to 5th place in the Open Budget Index Rankings 2017 recently released by the International Budget Partnership. This achievement is a credit to the Government of Georgia, and numerous other parties. Indeed, PMCG has certainly made a notable contribution...

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Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

On January 25, at 10:30 am, PMC Research hosted a presentation and public discussion of the research findings “Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative”. The research aimed to highlight Georgia’s potenti...

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Meet Our New Executive Director

17-Jan-2018

Meet Our New Executive Director

We are delighted to welcome Tamar Japaridze to our team as our new Executive Director after the position was vacated by Olia Watt who moves on with our best wishes to the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC).Tamar brings with her an impressive 17 years of ...

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Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

16-Jan-2018

Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

We have recently launched a project with the purpose of conducting an external evaluation of the pilot program “Improving Tax Policy Analysis and Development in Partner Countries (TaxDev)”, which is being delivered by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).The project is...

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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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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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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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Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development

03-Apr-2017
Start Date:
April, 2017
End Date: September, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:

Regions of Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara and Kvemo-Kartli

Origin of Funding:

European Commission






 

 




Project Description:

 

PMC Research Center, together with People in Need (PIN), the Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), and Association ATINATI are working to support rural economic development and to stimulate the agricultural sector in Georgia, as part of the European Commission project – Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development.

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen region-based CSOs in the DCFTA implementation process and in the implementation of Georgia’s SME policy through the specific objective of strengthening the capacity of region-based CSOs to serve as effective vectors of democratic and socio-economic development in rural areas.

The pilot project targets civil society organizations (CSOs) and business support organizations (BSOs) from the following seven different regions of Georgia: Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara and Kvemo-Kartli. The project focuses heavily on rural communities.

At the same time, the project aims to support CSOs and Local Action Groups (LAGs) to monitor the effects of the DCFTA and SME policy on local producers and SMEs, and ultimately hopes to contribute to the formulation of policy recommendations.

PMC Research is conducting the following activities to reach its goal:

  • Coaching target CSOs in each region about value chain research
  • Developing a framework for product research
  • Selecting Value Chain Analysis (VCA) products for each region
  • Assisting CSOs in data collection and interviews for VCA
  • Providing value chain research on identified products
  • Providing policy briefs on DCFTA effects; topics are chosen from the Association Agreement Agenda
  • Arranging Semi-annual regional workshops discussing policy briefs and feedback from grassroots level



Follow the links below for related projects:


Supporting Rural Development Policy in Georgia
Developing the Strategy and Action Plan for High Mountainous Regions of Georgia
Support for Preparation of General Methodology for Municipal Priority Document, Design Municipal Priority Documents for 22 Municipalities and Update Comprehensive Regional Action Plans for 6 Regions of Georgia
Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions
Regional Development Strategy Context Analysis of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara

 

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