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Evaluating Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program’s Impact on Local Community Development

26-Mar-2020

Evaluating Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program’s Impact on Local Community Development

PMCG, together with PMC Research, recently launched a new project, aiming to assess Peace Corps Georgia’s Small Projects Assistance (SPA) program.The SPA program is a collaboration between USAID and Peace Corps Georgia, which has been running for nine years already, sup...

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Promoting Rural Economic Development in Georgia

20-Mar-2020

Promoting Rural Economic Development in Georgia

PMC Research recently launched a new project with the purpose of advancing the agricultural sector and rural SMEs in Georgia by enhancing their economic opportunities.More specifically, the project aims to identify which of the interventions of the Savings Banks Foundat...

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Conducting Evaluation to Enhance Rural Development in Keda Municipality

20-Mar-2020

Conducting Evaluation to Enhance Rural Development in Keda Municipality

We recently started working on a new project the aim of which is to assess the performance of the local action group (LAG) and LEADER process in Keda municipality. The Keda LAG was established as part of the project entitled “Optimizing the Potential of Local Assets for...

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Trainings to Support Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA)

16-Mar-2020

Trainings to Support Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement (AA)

On March 11-12, a two-day training entitled “Border Control Procedures for Food/Feed of Non-Animal Origin” was staged for the Revenue Service of Georgia.The general objective of the training was to increase the compliance of Georgian legislation with EU norms related to...

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Expanding Our Activities in the Information Technology Sphere

13-Mar-2020

Expanding Our Activities in the Information Technology Sphere

We recently signed a memorandum of mutual cooperation with United Global Technology (UGT), an IT company with more than 20 years of experience, in order to actively introduce, develop and promote Georgian IT expertise on international markets.Serving more than 300 compa...

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Supporting the Peace Fund for Better Future to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

12-Mar-2020

Supporting the Peace Fund for Better Future to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

We recently launched a new project, the purpose of which is to create a robust operating and organizational foundation for the Peace Fund – a recently-established membership-based not-for-profit legal entity under the Government of Georgia’s peace initiative “A Step to ...

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Analyzing the Potential of Solar Energy Production on Enguri Reservoir

12-Mar-2020

Analyzing the Potential of Solar Energy Production on Enguri Reservoir

We recently started working on a new study with the purpose of assessing the viability of introducing new renewable energy production in Georgia.More specifically, we will examine the feasibility of developing a 50MW floating photovoltaic (PV) plant on the surface of En...

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New Study to Boost Economic Opportunities in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

06-Mar-2020

New Study to Boost Economic Opportunities in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

PMC Research recently started working on a new study aiming to introduce more economic opportunities, especially for women and vulnerable people, in deprived rural areas of Georgia.More specifically, the study will examine organic agricultural products and the rural tou...

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Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan

27-Feb-2020

Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan

We recently started a project entitled “Evaluation of Support to Civil Society and Media in Jordan,” the aim of which is to conduct a final evaluation of the support given by the EU to civil society and media in Jordan and related projects in this regard.   The...

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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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Hotel Price Index ( February, 2020 )

13-Mar-2020

Hotel Price Index ( February, 2020 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 115 GEL per night in February 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 184 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 66 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index ( January, 2020 )

06-Mar-2020

Hotel Price Index ( January, 2020 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 136 GEL per night in January 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 219 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 75 GEL per night.  

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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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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)

 

The project aims to foster linkages between multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating in Georgia and local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to contribute to economic growth in Georgia. Such connections will support the inclusion of Georgian SMEs in the global value chain, which is important for growth, development, as well as increasing employment and improving competitiveness.

Start Date:
August, 2017
End Date: October, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD)

Origin of Funding:

DFID

 

The project is being implemented under the World Bank project Public Finance Management Modernization Project II (PFMII) which aims to improve the effectiveness and transparency of public financial management in Tajikistan.

Start Date:
February, 2018
End Date: February, 2019
Region: Central Asia
Country: Tajikistan
Client: 

The Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank

 

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI), is supporting the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) in the development of a performance evaluation framework.

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

The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID / GGI

 

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