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.
On July 1-3, a three-day workshop was conducted for the representatives of the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia, dedicated to Public Policy Analysis to Improve Strategic Documents - Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. The main goal of the activity was to develop a strategy document for the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia.
On June 25, Dr. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the German EU Pre-Presidency Conference entitled “Shaping the Future of Europe,” which was dedicated to debating current EU issues, and was organized by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Institute for European Politics (IEP).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, global FDI is expected to fall by 30-40% in 2020 (UNCTAD), while the decrease in Georgia is forecast at 19% (IMF);
Net FDI inflows have been decreasing in Georgia since 2017, based on both, yearly and Q1 data;
Net FDI inflows in Georgia experience volatility over time, due to large one-off investment projects;
Georgia has been leading among EaP countries in terms of the share of FDI in GDP in 2017 and 2018;
Net FDI inflows decreased by 41.7% in Q1 of 2020, compared to Q1 in 2019, mainly due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government of Georgia introduced various support measures in order to alleviate the burden of the COVID-19 crisis on tourism industry in the period between March and May of 2020.
The Government of Georgia, namely GNTA, operated 84 hotels during the lockdown, which served 19 002 Georgian citizens as a quarantine zone. The total cost of providing quarantine zones from the budget amounted 32.5 mln GEL.
The Government of Georgia, developed mandatory recommendations for prevention of the spread of COVID-19 on June 5th.
In May 2020, hotel prices do not provide an accurate guidance of the situation in accommodation market due to the fact that the market for accommodations is non-existent due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 126 GEL per night in May 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 214 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 71 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-star hotel in Georgia in May 2020 was 362 GEL per night. In Tbilisi, the average price was 534 GELfollowed by Kakheti - 325 GEL and Imereti – 95 GEL.
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