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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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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Discussing Georgia’s Sectoral Integration with the EU at 15th Batumi International Conference

16-Jun-2018

Discussing Georgia’s Sectoral Integration with the EU at 15th Batumi International Conference

On June 15, PMCG’s CEO and Chairman Aleksi Aleksishvili participated in the 15th Batumi International Conference “Georgia’s European Way.”Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia, Mikheil Janelidze, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Irak...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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PUBLICATIONS

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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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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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PMC Research Center, within a European Commission project, is working together with Caritas Czech Republic and the Croatian Rural Development Network to promote rural development and diversification in the municipality of Khulo in Georgia.

Start Date:
May, 2017
End Date: May, 2021
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Khulo Municipality

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

Under USAID HICD 2020 Activity, PMCG was contracted by Mendez England and Associates Inc. (ME&A) to support Sakpatenti – the National Intellectual Property Center - to improve core processes and to establish a quality management system.

Start Date:
May, 2017
End Date: November, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Sakpatenti

Origin of Funding:

USAID

 

The overall objective is to support the Government of Montenegro, in particular the Ministry of Finance, in improving financial governance in Montenegro and in preparing strategic documents for EU accession.

Start Date:
May, 2017
End Date: May, 2018
Region: Eastern Europe and Balkans
Country: Montenegro
Client: 

The Ministry of Finance of Montenegro

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

The project is being implemented under the World Bank funded project "Georgia East West Highway Corridor Development Project: Private Sector Participation and Long-Term Financial Sustainability Options" and is focused on assessing traffic demand in Georgia.

Start Date:
May, 2017
End Date: June, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

"Polinde" Consulting Engineers

Origin of Funding:

World Bank

 

Tbilisi Bus Project aims to establish transparent contractual arrangements for municipal service provision, improve commercialization through corporate development, and promote equal opportunities to access employment and relevant skills training for both women and men.

Start Date:
May, 2017
End Date: April, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Tbilisi Transportation Company

Origin of Funding:

EBRD

 

The project is focused on improving market access and competitiveness of female entrepreneurs in Georgia.

Start Date:
April, 2017
End Date: June, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The World Bank Group

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank Group

 

The project aims to conduct a public expenditure review in order to contribute to the improvement of budget management in the justice sector in Niger, to inform the government and other stakeholders about the nature of public spending and public sector management in this particular area. 

Start Date:
April, 2017
End Date: June, 2017
Region: Africa and Middle East
Country: Niger
Client: 

Ministry of Justice of Niger

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

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.

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

 

PMC Research was contracted by Oxfam GB, under a 4 year EC funded program – Improving Regional Food Security through National Strategies and Small Holder Production in the south Caucasus.

Start Date:
January, 2017
End Date: May, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Oxfam GB

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

The program aims to enhance agricultural production and rural development in Georgia, by contributing to the efforts of UNDP and the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD Georgia) to establish and implement Rural Development Strategies in Georgia.

Start Date:
December, 2016
End Date: June, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Ministry of Agriculture of Georgia and Ministry of Agriculture of Autonomous Republic of Adjara

Origin of Funding:

UNDP/ENPARD

 

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