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Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

31-Aug-2018

Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

We are collaborating with the Government of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of its strategic decisions and current policies. Overall, the project aims to improve budget planning and execution, trea...

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All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

29-Aug-2018

All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

On August 13-14, we hosted Mr. Gary V. Kinney, Vice President at Kinney Advisory Services and former Senior Contracts Officer at USAID, to deliver a training course for our team members entitled “Doing Business with USAID.” As part of the two-day training, Mr. Kinney sh...

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Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

24-Aug-2018

Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

PMC Research recently finished working on value chain analyses of three agricultural products in three specific regions, namely broccoli in Kvemo Kartli region, mandarins in Adjara region, and raspberries in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The main goals of these studies...

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“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

21-Aug-2018

“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

On July 17-19, as a lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia hosted the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi.The event gathered high-level representatives of the public sector, civil society, private sector, parliament, academia, researchers, and jour...

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Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

17-Aug-2018

Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

At the beginning of August, PMC Research started working on a Country Note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) in order to study its impact on Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC). The main goal of the pr...

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in its implementation. The working meeting aimed to inform CSOs about the possibilities and requirements of t...

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PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

24-Jul-2018

PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

PMCG is excited and proud to announce that PMC Research was recently given a 5-star rating for transparency by international organization Transparify.  Such an award is the highest possible rating issued by Transparify, and reflects exemplary transparency in PMC R...

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New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

05-Jul-2018

New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

On June 26, the newly simplified Financial Reporting Standard for Category IV-Entities was adopted with the goal to improve the quality and transparency of corporate financial statements, according to the decree of the Head of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

04-Jul-2018

Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

On June 29, Mr. David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in a conference entitled “The anti-corruption policies and measures”, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU Delegation to Armenia. Mr. Lezhava’s presen...

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Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia.On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, p...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian…

10-Jul-2018

Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian Lari Exchange Rate

For the period of 2014 to 2017, in every first quarter of each year compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the nominal exchange rate of the Georgian Lari (GEL) against the US Dollar (USD) depreciated. This trend stopped this year though as in the first quarter of 201...

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Azerbaijan: Judicial Services and Smart Infrastructure Project, Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review (SEER)

02-Jan-2018
Start Date:
January, 2018
End Date: January, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Azerbaijan
Client:

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank






 

 




Project Description:

 

The project aims to assist the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Azerbaijan to prepare a Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review (SEER) for its justice sector, which is intended to inform dialogue between justice entities and other relevant entities such as the Ministry of Finance, as well as other stakeholders such as representatives of academia, civil society and the country’s development partners.

The overall objective is to improve the access to, and delivery of, justice services through enhanced management of sector resources by preparing a high-quality and timely SEER to provide an evidence base to the country’s justice sector leadership and other stakeholders.

PMCG applies a methodology that has been used by the World Bank in justice expenditure reviews in Bulgaria (2008), Serbia (2010), Croatia (2014) and Ukraine (2017).

In order to achieve its objectives, PMCG is conducting the following activities:

  • Institutional and functional review of the justice sector in Azerbaijan
    • Assess justice sector’s reform strategy and action plan for implementation
    • Review of justice sector institutions, their operations, and connections
    • Organize discussion panel engaging policymakers, executive agencies, international development partner institutions, academia and civil society organizations with the close coordination and consultation of the MoJ
    • Analyze international experiences for comparative analysis, mainly in countries of the Council of Europe and/or EU Member States

 

  • Analysis of expenditure levels and composition in the justice sector
  • Performance measurement and management of the justice sector in Azerbaijan
  • Budgeting, procurement and financial management review of the justice sector in Azerbaijan
    • Analyze existing practices, procedures and policies
    • Identify areas where resources are currently allocated and/or used inefficiently and recommend options for improvement
    • Assess capital spending requests, procurement process and recommend improvements; monitor performance and make recommendations for improvements
    • Assess current IT system and identify future needs
    • Assess current HR position and identify future needs

 

  • Review of physical, human and IT resources management in the justice sector in Azerbaijan
    • Analyze existing practices, procedures and human resources management policies and recommend options for improvement
    • Conduct staffing and compensation analysis compared to relevant comparators (EU Member States)
    • Examine cost-saving measures implemented by MoJ and courts and recommend further measures to be implemented


Based on the analysis, PMCG will develop short- and medium-term recommendations to strengthen the management of Azerbaijan’s financial, human, physical and IT resources in the justice sector, in terms of improved transparency, efficiency and accountability.

The Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan will also gain an update Justice at a Glance Scorecard, and the Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review Report.


Follow the links below for related projects:
Support to Public Finance Reforms in Tajikistan: Citizens’ and Civil Society Engagement in the Budget Process
Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity in Central Asia
Review of the Government Payroll and Human Resource Management in Tajikistan as the Basis for the Conceptual Design for Integrated Payroll and Human Resource Management and Automation Project

 

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