The main objective of the project is to create a business intelligence module (BIM) for the State Customs Service (SCS) of Ukraine, and to enhance its risk analysis system.
More specifically, we will undertake the following activities:
Identify requirements for the design of a BIM for the SCS;
Guide the implementation of a separately selected (3rd-party) service provider that has to deliver development works, software licenses and maintenance, which together are intended to build, test, train, and launch the business intelligence platform;
Obtain relevant data, analyze available data sources, initial data load, and prepare conclusions about data quality and conformity;
Assess data availability, quality, and conformity with the BIM’s purpose;
Secure decision by SCS officials about the finalized scope of production of the applications;
Develop data extraction algorithms, as well as blending, mapping, and consolidating data from the sources provided by the SCS, where required;
Place the results in the designed data model, which will then be used to build analytical applications comprising dashboards, analysis, and reporting and self-service tools;
Provide sizing and handling installation of the business intelligence platform in the technical environment provided by the SCS;
Enhance the automated system of analysis and risk (ASAUR) management to decrease the number of containers subject to physical inspections and allow Ukraine`s private sector, including SMEs, to benefit from better border management through:
- Evaluating the SCS's automated system of analysis and risk management; - Analyzing the risk factors; - Identifying functionality flaws; and - Assessing the legislative gaps.
Upgrade the SCS's ASAUR system based on the conducted analysis as well as a review of customs declarations;
Support the SCS to detect, address, and forecast customs violations;
Strengthen the capacity of the SCS and boost its internal procedures in data collection and analysis; and
Contribute to making the SCS's decision-making process data-driven and strongly focused on transparency and commercial impact.
We recently started collaborating with Gori City Hall with the purpose of enhancing the resilience of its system against corruption, in line with the 2020-2025 Decentralization Strategy of Georgia, the national anticorruption framework and an OECD recommendation.
We recently assessed the outcomes of the action “Communicating Europe in Ukraine (CEIU)” and delivered a strategic vision, intended to ensure more effective and sustainable communication of the European Union (EU) in Ukraine.
We are delighted to welcome Mr. Roni Kvatchadze, a professional with 10 years of experience in public and non-governmental sectors, to our team as an Energy, Environment and Finance Management Consultant.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Shalva Khutsishvili to our team, as our Senior Consultant in the field of public security.
We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Khutsishvili, who brings with him more than 17 years of sound experience of working in the public sector and of collaboration with international development institutions.
The local action group (LAG) of Mestia municipality recently launched a new charity initiative with the purpose of supporting vulnerable groups residing in Upper Svaneti to overcome challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The year of 2019 proved to be a busy one, with opportunities grasped and challenges overcome. We implemented various interesting projects, each of which made a telling impact. Meanwhile, as existing partnerships were strengthened, we established exciting new ones as well. Specifically, we made notable strides forward in Ukraine where we increased our representation and intensified our work. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, our excellent team has been complemented by the addition of new people with diverse and invaluable expertise.
Number of international travelers decreased by 612 273 (-94.5%), compared to the same period previous year, while number of visitors decreased by 515 440 (-93.8%) and the number of tourists decreased by 321 643 (-92.3%);
Based on GNTA database, in an average registered accommodation facility in Georgia, there are 15 rooms and 37 beds. There are on average 23 rooms and 55 beds in Adjara (highest) and 6 rooms and 15 beds in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti (lowest). There are on average 2.4 beds per one room in Georgia. This ratio equals 2.24 in Tbilisi (lowest) and 2.91 in Racha (highest);
Hotel prices do not provide an accurate guide of situation in accommodation market due to the fact that the market for accommodations is almost non-existant due to the COVID-19 pandemic
In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 128 GEL per night in April 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 209 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 68 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-star hotel in Georgia in April 2020 was 343 GEL per night. In Tbilisi, the average price was 566 GEL, followed by Kakheti - 320 GEL, Adjara – 258 GEL and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti - 199 GEL.
Unemployment has remained one of the prioritised issues in Georgian economy since its independence. Moreover, Georgian economy was characterised with high unemployment rates even during periods of economic upturn prior to 2008 global financial crisis. COVID-19 is likely to impact job market and income of people employed, therefore, it is important to consider their pre-pandemic state. This bulletin overviews the unemployment and income figures of 2016-2019. The period of 2016-2019 is characterised with significant trends and issues such as: • Growth in average monthly incomes;• Slight decrease in unemployment rate;• Increased share of hired individuals in labor force;• Slight decrease of share of self-employed individuals in labor force.