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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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The project is aimed at supporting the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) in the implementation of intellectual property (IP) rights reform.

Start Date:
October, 2018
End Date: February, 2019
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Ukraine
Client: 

Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT)

Origin of Funding:

UK Department for International Development Good Governance Fund (GGF)

 

The aim of the project is to assist the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs (SCFWC) to strengthen the legal protection and support given to women and children, who have been or are victims of domestic violence.

Start Date:
October, 2018
End Date: November, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Origin of Funding:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

PMCG is working to support the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to increase the allocation from the state budget for its activities.
This initiative entails developing the capacity of the MEPA, providing justification for its claim for an increased budget for the upcoming year, providing written guidelines for the development of program budgets, and training employees of relevant departments.

Start Date:
April, 2018
End Date: December, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA)

Origin of Funding:

UNDP

 

PMCG is working on an ex-post regulatory impact assessment (RIA) to increase the efficiency and transparency of public institutions in Georgia under a German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) project.
The general goal of this project is to increase the efficiency and transparency of public institutions. The Public Internal Financial Control (PIFC) system aims to ensure that government funds, or taxpayers’ money, are being spent efficiently.

Start Date:
July, 2018
End Date: December, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Central Harmonization Unit/Ministry of Finance

Origin of Funding:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

 

PMCG is working on the World Bank’s Human Capital Project in order to support the Government of Georgia to prioritize human capital development in a sustainable way. Georgia is listed as an “Early Adopter” of this World Bank initiative, which aims to develop a Human Capital Index (HCI) in order to advocate for investment in the human capital of future generations. Georgia, along with other pilot countries, is building narratives and anticipating policy commitments ahead of the World Bank Group’s annual meeting in October 2018.

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The World Bank

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank

 

PMC Research is working on a country note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) under the Emerging Markets Forum project on the BRI.
The aim of the project is to study the impact of the BRI on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) and ascertain how these countries individually and through regional cooperative efforts can maximize the benefits of the BRI and manage any potential risks.

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Emerging Markets Forum

Origin of Funding:

Emerging Markets Forum

 

The aim of the research is to study the challenges facing SMEs in Georgia in terms of access to finance, which will be conducted as part of the project “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the CAREC Institute (CI).
The paper will be included in the ADBI’s and CI’s working papers and will be published as a separate chapter in a book jointly published by the ADB, the ADB and the CI.

Start Date:
May, 2018
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), CAREC Institute (CI)

Origin of Funding:

ADB, ADBI, CI

 

The main objective of the project is to rehabilitate/implement environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The project aims to improve communal services provision for the population in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable manner. Moreover, the project's goal is to prepare Legally Binding Land Use Plan for Stepantsminda.

Start Date:
September, 2018
End Date: May, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG)

Origin of Funding:

KfW Development Bank

 

The project is designed to strengthen the Parliament’s oversight capabilities and policy planning process through improving communication with citizens as well as with stakeholders.

Start Date:
March, 2018
End Date: December, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Tetra Tech ARD

Origin of Funding:

USAID/ GGI

 

The overall objective of the project is to improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of public transport. More specifically, it aims to support the Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC) in the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), providing an essential planning tool for Tbilisi in the establishment of sustainable mobility solutions, including public transport.

Start Date:
April, 2018
End Date: April, 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Tbilisi Transport Company LLC

Origin of Funding:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

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