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PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

12-Jun-2019

PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

We recently finished assisting the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) in its aim to develop its capacity to achieve consistently increased budget allocations for the biodiversity agenda.PMCG has identified priority areas in biodiver...

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Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

10-Jun-2019

Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

On May 20-27, PMCG conducted a 6-day training course regarding environmental management systems for the representatives of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC).As TTC employees’ work deals with many waste and hazardous materials, it is vital that they have sound environmenta...

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Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

05-Jun-2019

Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

On May 20-22, Bondo Bolkvadze, Consultant at PMCG, participated in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference entitled “Towards Regional Economic Connectivity – National Mechanisms for Trade and Transport Facilitation” in Ashgaba...

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PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

04-Jun-2019

PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

On May 30, PMCG participated in the SID-Washington annual conference entitled “Solving Wicked Problems of Development.”“This conference provides a unique chance to engage different groups of society in debates on important global issues today, and to establish strategic...

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PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

03-Jun-2019

PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

On May 27-28, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues (IDD) in the panel “Incentivizing Change: The Role of Public Finance Management.”IDD is a global development forum, which gathers policy-makers, bus...

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Enhancing Regional Linkages between Trans-Caspian Corridor Countries

30-May-2019

Enhancing Regional Linkages between Trans-Caspian Corridor Countries

On May 22-23, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, participated in the 4th Trans-Caspian Forum in Washington D.C.The Trans-Caspian Forum is a strategically important regional integrator, which actively facilitates trade between Europe and Asia. It covers the T...

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Enhancing Communal Infrastructure in Stepantsminda Municipality

23-May-2019

Enhancing Communal Infrastructure in Stepantsminda Municipality

On May 7-8, we conducted a workshop on development concepts for Stepantsminda Municipality and organized a site visit to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi) accordingly. During the workshop, we presented a land use plan and water infrastructure development concept reports for the m...

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PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

10-May-2019

PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

We are pleased to announce that we recently became a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), a leading advocate and resource for the government technology and professional services industry.“Being part of the council will give us an opportunity to contribute ...

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PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

06-May-2019

PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

We recently completed a European Union project designed to enhance parliamentary oversight in the security sector and to increase transparency by ensuring effective parliamentary oversight of defense and security agencies and improving relevant legislation of Georgia.&n...

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Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

25-Apr-2019

Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

We recently launched a new project aiming to strengthen the organizational performance and bolster the institutional effectiveness of Enterprise Georgia.Enterprise Georgia is a subordinated agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and it ...

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Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

27-May-2019

Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 123 GEL per night in April 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 215 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 70 GEL per night.The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

22-Apr-2019

Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

In March 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index increased by 5.1% compared to February 2019. The prices of hotels in Tbilisi increased by 4.2%. In March 2019, compared to February 2019, the increase of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to increased number of tourists tr...

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Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

14-Mar-2019

Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

In February 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index decreased by 1.7% compared to January 2019. In Tbilisi, the hotel prices decreased by 1.9%. The decrease of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to decreased number of tourists' trips. In February 2019, compared to January 2019...

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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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