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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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PMCG and Georgian Evaluations Association (GEA) provided, through facilitation and consulting, technical assistance to the MoFEA in the organizational strategic planning activity.

The Ministry of Finance and Economics of the Adjara Autonomous Republic is a part of the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. Its mandate is to form and implement effective economic policy to provide stable economic growth of the Autonomous Republic. The MoFEA’s priority goals are to provide financial stability of the Adjara Autonomous Republic’s budget, improve the investment environment, develop regional infrastructure, create a more favorable entrepreneurial environment, increase investments in the regional economy, help create new jobs in the private business sector, reduce poverty and provide for the stable growth of the regional economy.

Start Date: December, 2008
End Date:
March 2009
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Ministry of Finance and Economy of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara (MoFEA)
Origin of Funding: USAID

The goal of the study was to analyze data collection and management processes and practice in municipalities, at Regional Office of the Governor and relevant ministries; analyzing data sharing practice between central, municipal and regional level including screening legal environment and institutional/administrative systems; identifying major obstacles in data management system that hinder the improvement of the efficiency of municipal socio-economic planning and service delivery as well as coordination of regional development; study have led to elaboration of package of recommendation that improved data management system at municipal and regional level.

Start Date: December 2008
End Date:
May 2009
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: UNDP Office in Georgia
Origin of funding: UNDP

Dutch consulting company ECORYS and PMCG implemented the project “Support to the Economic Department of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia”.

 

Start Date: November 2008
End Date:
August 2010
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Ministry of Justice of Georgia (MOJ)
Origin of funding: Delegation of the EC to Georgia and Armenia

Beneficiary company procured PMCG’s consultancy service as its first step on the way of defining and resolving its problems. PMCG provided consultancy service and delivered to the managements the development strategy of beneficiary company’s business activities. Further, the development strategy has been delivered to the company’s management for its review and for adopting the final version. On the final stage the company took decisions to implement measures given in the development strategy.

 

Start Date: November 2008
End Date:
January 2009
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Tbilisi Monolitmsheni JSC
Origin of Funding: Tbilisi Monolitmsheni JSC

The company Kantora 2000 LLC is one of the leaders among distribution companies, operating in Georgia. The company is involved in direct distribution of up to 180 products through 4200 trading points within Georgia, which represents the majority of trading points currently existing in Georgia. 

Start Date: June 2008
End Date:
August 2008
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Kantora 2000 LLC
Origin of Funding: Kantora 2000 LLC

PMCG performed consultancy service and elaborated development strategy of business activity through detailed action plan and recommendations. As a result PMCG delivered to the management of TAM AIR JSC the comprehensive conclusion on company’s current state, industry related market tendencies, company’s future opportunities, and prioritized measures taken to increase company’s value. The project was approved by EBRD BAS Project.

Start Date: June 2008
End Date:
August 2008
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: TAM AIR JSC
Origin of Funding: TAM AIR JSC

The company Aragvis Kalmakhi €LLC (Aragvi Trout) is one of the largest among the operational companies breeding trout in Georgia. The objective of project was the development of business plan for the attraction of investments. Policy and Management Consulting Group - PMCG launched this project in May 2008.

Start Date: May 2008
End Date:
June 2008
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Aragvis Kalmakhi LLC
Origin of Funding: Aragvis Kalmakhi LLC

The objective of the project was drawing up the company’s investment plan and implementation of the activity plan for the development of company. At the first stage the company’s diagnostic phase was implemented, where the company’s all positive and negative sides were identified (SWOT analysis). The second stage included the company’s developmental prospects and drawing up of a detailed activity plan, in which all necessary steps were defined for the company to become profitable. A detailed investment plan and predictive financial assumptions were prepared.

Start Date: February 2008
End Date:
April 2008
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Georgian Wood Industry Company LLC
Origin of Funding: Georgian Wood Industry Company LLC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The project's aim was to help Electrical Car Repair Works JSC increase its profitability. The project included: analysis of the company's preparation of a feasibility study for the industry, participation in the company's management process, identification of key directions for strategy development, negotiations with third parties, and preparation of investment proposals.

Start Date: December 2007
End Date:
April 2008
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Electrical Car Repair Works JSC
Origin of Funding: Electrical Car Repair Works JSC

Policy and Management Consulting Group signed a long-term consulting contract with one of the transporting company in Georgia. PMCG consultants provided legal consulting for PACE Georgia, also supported the company to solve specific problems, such as purchasing land lots, setting up terminals, etc.

Start Date: January 2007
End Date:
January 2009
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: PACE Georgia LLC
Origin of Funding: PACE Georgia LLC
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