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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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Short-term Technical Assistance to Develop Legal Framework for Inter-Municipal Cooperation

01-Apr-2019
Start Date:
January, 2019
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:

Tetra Tech ARD 

Origin of Funding:

USAID/ GGI






 

 




Project Description:

 

The main objective of this project is to provide assistance to the Ministry to create a legal basis for existing, as well as new, models of inter-municipal cooperation, to define key operational procedures, and to identify legislative or practical obstacles hampering inter-municipal cooperation. This will contribute to the transfer of new functions and finances to local self-governments and to the improvement of local capabilities in terms of service delivery.

In order to attain its goals, PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, under the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI), will undertake the following activities:

  • Review the report and several laws of Georgia, regulating legal framework for inter-municipal cooperation (IMC);
  • Identify discrepancies between various IMC initiatives in Georgia;
  • Reflect upon key findings from the inception report in order to ensure that the fields of work will be diversified and efficient as well as making sure that an effective decentralization mechanism is established with the support of USAID/GGI and the Council of Europe;
  • Draft amendments to the current legislation creating a favorable legal framework for existing, as well as new, models of inter-municipal cooperation in order to develop the desired legal division of work spheres;
  • Develop sample by-laws, inter-municipal agreements, statutes and other relevant typical regulations needed to organize IMC to provide new services prioritized by the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) and/or local self-governments in order to make working processes easier and minimize the errors occurring in legal sheets; and
  • Develop a final report on the technical assistance provided to the MRDI, and conduct monitoring of the inefficiencies and mistakes highlighted in the final report.

 



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