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Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

05-Dec-2018

Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

On December 5, a stakeholder workshop was held under the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) in order to support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MoESCS) in the implementation of SCEPs in Georgian education system.VET program...

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Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

29-Nov-2018

Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of –research entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.The research is focused on studying the challenges facing S...

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Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

23-Nov-2018

Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

On November 21-22, an informative-consultative meeting of 4th category enterprise representatives took place in Batumi and Telavi. The event was intended to increase awareness of representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding new financial repor...

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Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

20-Nov-2018

Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) to implement reforms to the state management of intellectual property (IP) rights.The main aim of the project is to enhance Ukraine’s performance in managing IP and to develop a ...

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Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

16-Nov-2018

Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

On November 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Government of Georgia summarized four years of cooperation aimed at developing the Employment and Vocational Education and Training (EVET) system in Georgia.The summary focused on highlighting the a...

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Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

14-Nov-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

On November 9, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, delivered a presentation and shared Georgia’s experience of introducing economic reforms and innovations in the public sector to a delegation from Ukraine. “The focus was placed on the continuous and c...

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Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

13-Nov-2018

Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim of introducing these two institutions to each other and discussing collaboration opportunities. As a result of the meet...

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PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

12-Nov-2018

PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of a consortium led by HPC AG, to implement its Municipal Infrastructure Programme in the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.Our ...

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Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

08-Nov-2018

Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). The aim of the visit was to discuss the prospects of future collaboration between the two institutions.During the meeting...

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

05-Nov-2018

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

We congratulate the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan with their countries’ substantial improvements in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. Azerbaijan has moved from 57th place in 2018 to 25th place, and is among the ten economies to have made the ...

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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Georgia was ranked 66th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index1 in 2018. During 2010-2018 Georgia’s position in the ranking was improving, except one year. In 2018, compared to 2017, Georgia’s position in the ranking improved by 1 place...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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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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The overall objective of the project is to introduce the Electricity Trading Mechanism (ETM) and to enable competitive electricity trading in the domestic and export (primarily Turkish) markets.

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

USAID/G4G

Origin of Funding:

USAID/G4G

 

The objective of this project is to analyze tax dispute cases, particularly those resulting from tax audit reports, dealt with by the Revenue Service Dispute Resolution Department, Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) Dispute Appeal Council and the Court. It also aims to identify the most frequently disputed areas of the tax legislation and to analyze whether the justifications of decisions across the relevant bodies are consistent. In addition it seeks to develop recommendations on how to address the identified deficiencies in both legislation and practice (including dispute resolution practice).



Start Date:
May, 2016
End Date: July, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Government of Georgia
Origin of Funding: USAID/Caucasus

   

 

 

 

 

PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, under the framework of the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is conducting trainings in storytelling and publication for the State Audit Office (SAO).

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

USAID/GGI

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, under the framework of the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing support to Kutaisi Municipality to establish an effective management system for municipally-owned enterprises.

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

Electricity Systems Commercial Operator (ESCO)

Origin of Funding:

USAID/HICD 2020

 

PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, in the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, assisted the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia in the adoption of the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions.

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

USAID/GGI

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

The USAID-funded Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) program is a three-year activity aimed to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation and interaction, particularly between majority and minority populations, and represents a vital contribution to security and stability in the Balkans. The program is focused on fostering positive and constructive inter-ethnic cooperation between the majority and minority communities in addressing common problems of unemployment, social needs, and municipal services.

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

Community Development Fund (CDF), Center for Peace and Tolerance (CPT), Kosovo Relief Development (KRD), AKTIV

Origin of Funding:

USAID

 

PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, under the framework of USAID funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is assisting the Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning and Coordination Department (PASPCD) to develop a Policy Planning Manual.

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

USAID/GGI

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

The main objective of the project is to facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the project by: rendering assistance to the PIU and the lead municipality in the implementation of the Project, including project and financial management systems, environmental, health and safety and social (EHSS) management systems, review of design and all aspects of contract tender, evaluation and contract supervision;

Start Date:
February, 2016
End Date: August, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

EBRD

 

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:
February, 2016
End Date: April, 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, and within the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing support to the Cash Management and Projection Department (CMPD) of the State Treasury to identify points in the cash management process where steps can be automated and/or interactions are required with other information technology (IT) systems (systems both internal to the Treasury Information System (TIS) and systems external to it).

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

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI

 

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