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Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

13-Feb-2020

Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

From July 2019 to January 2020, business management and marketing trainings were held for beneficiaries of the first rural development grant competition at the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) Khulo office.   The pu...

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Strengthening Public Defender of Georgia’s Outreach Function

12-Feb-2020

Strengthening Public Defender of Georgia’s Outreach Function

The project is being implemented as part of the USAID/Georgia Human and Institutional Capacity Development 2020 Activity (HICD 2020). The main goal of the project is to strengthen the effectiveness of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia’s outreach.   Thr...

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Supporting Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) by Sharing Experience of Successful Reforms in Georgia

11-Feb-2020

Supporting Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) by Sharing Experience of Successful Reforms in Georgia

On 3-7 February, PMCG hosted a study tour for representatives of Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), which was conducted with the financial support of the African Development Bank.   The aim of the study tour was to share Georgia’s p...

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Trainings in Financial Accounting for the Winner of Rural Development Grant Competition in Khulo Municipality

04-Feb-2020

Trainings in Financial Accounting for the Winner of Rural Development Grant Competition in Khulo Municipality

On 28-29 January, trainings in financial accounting were provided to winners of the first Rural Development (RD) grant competition held in Khulo municipality. The aim of the trainings was to enhance beneficiaries’ knowledge of business accounting management. At this ...

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Optimizing Georgian Parliamentary Research Center’s Organizational Structure

31-Jan-2020

Optimizing Georgian Parliamentary Research Center’s Organizational Structure

We have recently started working with the Georgian Parliamentary Research Center (GPRC) to assist with the development of a streamlined management system and to increase its operational effectiveness. This activity is part of a project being implemented under the USA...

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Sharing Results of Research - "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” - with Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

23-Jan-2020

Sharing Results of Research - "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” - with Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

On 22 January, a presentation of the research paper entitled "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” was held at the Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Geor...

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Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

19-Dec-2019

Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

  We recently completed a research project, aimed at identifying constraints affecting the development of rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia and Armenia, and ascertaining how these can be overcome. PMC Research focused  on the evaluation of...

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Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

15-Dec-2019

Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

On December 12-15, practical marketing training was conducted for 20 guesthouse owners in Khulo municipality, aimed at enhancing their knowledge and introducing the marketing tools necessary for the development of their respective businesses. The 4-day course served ...

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Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

13-Dec-2019

Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS), under a UNDP project designed to support the Ministry in the implementation of the newly-adopted law on vocational education and training (VET). The new law was adopted in April...

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Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

13-Dec-2019

Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

On December 12, PMC Research presented the outcomes of its research entitled “Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” and subsequently held a discussion thereon. The purpose of the research was to study the nature an...

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Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

27-Jan-2020

Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 140 GEL per night in December 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 213 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 69 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

16-Dec-2019

Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

In October 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index3 decreased by 5.9% compared to September 2019. The 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotel price index decreased by 5.9%, while for guesthouses, the price index decreased by 6.2%.  

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Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

28-Oct-2019

Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 145 GEL per night in September 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 227 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 73 GEL per night.  

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Rapid Assessment for Rural SME Development in Georgia and Armenia

03-Dec-2019
Start Date:
November, 2019
End Date:  December, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Armenia, Georgia,
Client:

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Embassy in Georgia

Origin of Funding:

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Swiss Embassy in Georgia






 

 




Project Description:

 

 

PMC Research center conducted a research project entitled “Rapid Assessment for Rural SME Development in Georgia and Armenia.”

 

The goal of the project was to identify constraints affecting SME development in Georgia and Armenia, find plausible solutions to the aforementioned constraints and thereby, contribute to the viability and competitiveness of rural SMEs, creating additional jobs in non-agricultural sectors and stimulating access to local and global markets. The project also focuses on other aspects of responsible entrepreneurship, such as promoting social inclusion, resource efficiency and a shift towards an eco-friendly economy in the rural areas.

 

Within the project timeframe, PMC Research Center’s team mapped out and analyzed all major rural SME development interventions implemented by donor agencies and the Government since 2010 in Georgia and Armenia. Based on desk review and expert interviews, major constraints were identified that prevent fast and inclusive growth of rural SMEs, including both agricultural and non-agricultural sectors.

 

The research team developed technical assistance strategies in response to each identified constraint and devised possible lines of intervention for the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) in supporting rural SME development, with an emphasis on inclusiveness (in particular for youth and women), scale and sustainability.

Additionally, to ensure comprehensiveness in elaborated strategies, the team conducted SWOT analysis of possible interventions, emphasizing the aspects that are of particular concern and require additional attention from the SDC team.


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