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Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

15-Feb-2018

Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

We recently launched a project supporting the Department of Strategic Planning and Reforms of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of strategic decisions and current policies. PMCG will provide ins...

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Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

14-Feb-2018

Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

On February 7, three Georgian municipalities – Bolnisi, Gori, and Tbilisi - were selected to receive a total of around 1.4 mln euro of grant funding from the European Commission (EC). The decision followed a call for proposals from the local administrations of East...

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Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

02-Feb-2018

Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

Georgia has risen to 5th place in the Open Budget Index Rankings 2017 recently released by the International Budget Partnership. This achievement is a credit to the Government of Georgia, and numerous other parties. Indeed, PMCG has certainly made a notable contribution...

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Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

On January 25, at 10:30 am, PMC Research hosted a presentation and public discussion of the research findings “Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative”. The research aimed to highlight Georgia’s potenti...

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Meet Our New Executive Director

17-Jan-2018

Meet Our New Executive Director

We are delighted to welcome Tamar Japaridze to our team as our new Executive Director after the position was vacated by Olia Watt who moves on with our best wishes to the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC).Tamar brings with her an impressive 17 years of ...

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Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

16-Jan-2018

Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

We have recently launched a project with the purpose of conducting an external evaluation of the pilot program “Improving Tax Policy Analysis and Development in Partner Countries (TaxDev)”, which is being delivered by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).The project is...

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Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

04-Dec-2017

Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe, and publishes its World Economic Survey (WES) on a quarterly basis. The Ifo World Economic Survey is designed to give an accurate picture of the current economic situation and forecasts f...

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Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

14-Nov-2017

Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

In September and October 2017, PMC Research Center conducted trainings and stakeholder meetings about value chain analysis methods in seven regions of Georgia. More specifically, the trainings were carried out for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kakheti, Kvemo Kar...

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Supporting Georgian National Communication Commission to Advance its Business Processes

11-Oct-2017

Supporting Georgian National Communication Commission to Advance its Business Processes

PMCG has started assisting the Georgian National Communication Commission (GNCC) to improve its business processes, under the USAID HICD 2020 Activity. For the GNCC, it is vital to have well-structured business processes to be able to fulfil its mandate, which incl...

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Reviewing Anaklia Deep Sea Port Baseline Action Plan

10-Oct-2017

Reviewing Anaklia Deep Sea Port Baseline Action Plan

PMCG, together with Antea Netherlands, recently started working on a project designed to study the Baseline Contamination Rectification Commitment Action Plan of Anaklia Deep Sea Port (ADSP) before giving it their seal of approval. Before the construction of Anakli...

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PUBLICATIONS

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100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

16-Jan-2018

100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

The 100th edition of Economic Outlook and Indicators happily coincides with PMCG’s 10-year anniversary. Through the last decade, Georgia’s economic indicators have fluctuated substantially. In this edition, we present the dynamics of development for this period, and also analyze ...

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99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

13-Nov-2017

99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

  In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: • In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%.• In the first three quarters...

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98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

07-Sep-2017

98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

  In the agricultural sector: In the last eight years, total production output has fluctuated between 7.8% and10.3% of gross domestic product In the first quarter of 2017, foreign direct investment amounted to negative US$0.3 mln In the first half of 2017, the volume o...

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The aim of the project is to support the Government of Kosovo to successfully implement its 2015-2018 program, which is being implemented under the USAID Partnership for Development (PFD) program and is focused on developing one of the most important sectors for Kosovo’s society – tourism.

Start Date:
January, 2016
End Date: February, 2016
Region: Eastern Europe/Balkans
Country: Kosovo
Client: 

Government of Kosovo

Origin of Funding:

USAID

 

PMCG, under the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, provides support to the Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MoLHSA) in increasing the capacity of Information Technology unit. The objective of this assignment is to assist MoLHSA to estimate the level of effort required to effectively implement a national health information system and a national eHealth strategy as well as to assess the functionality of the current Health Management Information System (HMIS) modules integrated into the Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Start Date:
January, 2016
End Date: March, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, is providing support to Kutaisi City municipality in elaboration of the Economic Development Strategy. The main objective of the project is to assist Kutaisi City municipality in developing a long term vision and mission of the city, identifying potential priority directions for economic development and developing projects to be implemented under each priority directions.

Start Date:
January, 2016
End Date: May, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

The objective of the project is to support the CSB in developing job evaluation methodology to be linked with the ranking system in civil service necessary for drafting the secondary legislation prior to the enactment of the new Law on Civil Service.

Start Date:
January, 2016
End Date: April, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG) has signed a contract with the Tbilisi Entrepreneurship Support Fund to provide business-consulting diagnostic services to six Tbilisi–based business entities. 

Start Date:
December, 2015
End Date: February, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Optimal Service ltd., Eurobus ltd., Cheese house ltd., 4P House ltd., Logical Systems Company ltd., Minitour ltd.

Origin of Funding:

Tbilisi Entrepreneurship Support Center

 

PMCG, in cooperation with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC) (lead), Lucid Linx (BiH), Expert Group (Moldova) and The European Policy Centre (CEP) (Serbia), will support a series of governance and economic reform initiatives in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Start Date:
June, 2015
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Eastern Europe
Country: Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Serbia and BiH
Client: 

Department for International Development
Good Governance Fund (GGF)

Origin of Funding:

Department for International Development
Good Governance Fund (GGF)

 

Chventan Ltd. is a trading company which has been operating on the Georgian market since 2014. The main business area of the company is purchasing fruits and vegetables in different regions of Georgia, transporting products to Tbilisi, processing, packaging and wholesaling. The company intends to expand, aiming to increase the number of clients it serves.

 

Start Date:
November, 2015
End Date: November, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:  Chventan LTD
Origin of Funding: Chventan LTD/EBRD

 

The objective of this four-part assignment is to: (i) Assist the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) to design a general methodology for the preparation of Municipal Priority Documents (MPDs) based on regulation N244 of the Minister of Finance, about the “Methodology of Programme Budget Drafting”, including adequate actions to increase public awareness of, and civil society involvement in, consultations on MPD preparations; (ii) Directly support selected pilot municipalities to prepare MPDs covering the period of 2016-2019 in accordance with the general MPD methodology and to take adequate actions to increase public awareness of, and civil society involvement in, consultations during these preparations

 

Start Date:
September, 2015
End Date: January, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:  Government of Georgia
Origin of Funding: UNDP

 

PMCG was awarded a framework contract by European Commission (EC) in the consortium led by ADE to implement the following project: Support to policy dialogue, coordination and reforms in Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) related sectors in Armenia.

 

Start Date:
November, 2015
End Date: November, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Armenia
Client: 

Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia

Origin of Funding:

European Commission

 

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, is providing support to MRDI, MOLHSA, Akhaltsikhe, Batumi and Kutaisi municipalities in capacity development of Internal Audit (IA) units. The objective of this assignment is to develop the capacity of Internal Audit (IA) units at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI), Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs (MOLHSA), and the municipalities of Akhaltsikhe, Batumi and Kutaisi, through providing assistance in developing: (1) IA mid-term (3-year) strategic plans based on risk assessments; (2) IA annual action plans according to IA manuals and guidelines; (3) IA annual reporting.

Start Date:
November, 2015
End Date: January, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

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