The EBRD and its Donors Helping us to Grow: Using Mr. Thomas Wittig’s Expertise to Expand and Drive Forward

Apr, 2021

In achieving our strategic expansion initiatives with regard to geographical coverage, sectors, and products, we believe that it is essential to enhance our organizational capacity continuously. With this in mind, courtesy of the financial support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Small Business Impact Fund (Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, TaiwanBusiness – EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund, and the USA) we are delighted to welcome to PMCG as a senior industry adviser, Mr. Thomas Wittig, Founder and CEO at WITTIGONIA.
Research on Cybercrime: Laying the Groundwork for Cybersecurity Policy in Georgia

Mar, 2021

On March 30, PMC Research presented the findings of its research entitled Cybercrime in Georgia: Current Challenges and Possible Developments and subsequently held a discussion thereon.
Enhancing Agribusiness Clustering to Boost Georgia’s Sustainable Economic Development

Mar, 2021

PMC Research recently finished a diagnostic study of two clusters of two regions of Georgia - the processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables cluster in Guria, and the poultry cluster in Kvemo Kartli - in order to contribute to their development and promotion, which is beneficial for the private sector’s enhancement, as it can boost productivity and advance innovation.
Project in Racha Sets Ground for Full Local Youth Engagement

Mar, 2021

Recently, we completed a project entitled Supporting an Inclusive Youth Policy by Establishing Sustainable Youth Platforms and Promoting Non-formal Education in Racha, in the course of which we established the Youth Assembly in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti region of Georgia, which conducts various activities dedicated to providing youth with opportunities, experiences, and the necessary theoretical and practical skills and competencies to support their full and successful integration into society. Such efforts were designed to enable them to become involved in decision-making processes at the local level through civic engagement mechanisms.
Sharing the Results of Our Research on Georgia’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Readiness

Mar, 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives, offering tremendous benefits for societies in terms of public governance, business development, and healthcare. However, it also raises some important economic, legal, and ethical questions. Hence, while governments have to create an AI-friendly eco-system, attract AI investors, boost the development of AI technologies, increase the industrial application of AI and, therefore, enhance AI-generated economic and social welfare overall, they should also elaborate policy frameworks to balance AI-associated risks that might be related to personal data protection, targeting, algorithmic discrimination, cybersecurity, and/or AI liability.
Presenting Research of Good Practices in Public Sector Worldwide at Municipal Level in Times of COVID-19

Mar, 2021

On March 12, we participated in the Connective Cities Network virtual global exchange on municipal responses to COVID-19 in public sectors, where we presented the findings of research undertaken in network cities in the area of governance, followed by presentations of specific cases from Tartu (Estonia) and La Paz (Bolivia) by the representatives of respective cities.
Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight of Georgia’s Universal Healthcare Program

Feb, 2021

On February 26, under the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI) in Georgia, we, as a subcontractor to Tetra Tech ARD, introduced our initiated monitoring and evaluation tool to members of the Healthcare and Social Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, enabling them to carry out comprehensive quality monitoring and evaluation of the State Program on Universal Healthcare on an unprecedented scale.
Advancing the Statistical Data Processing Proficiency of the Analytical Unit of the Prosecutor's Office of Georgia

Feb, 2021

PMCG is implementing an EU-funded project in consortium with ICE – International Consulting Expertise entitled “Improving quality of Prosecution and Criminal Investigation." The project aims to assist  in advancing the reforms of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia in line with international standards and commitments. In the course of the project, we have helped to deepen the knowledge and skills of employees of the Analytical Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia in their daily integral work on analytical data processing and improving published information to prepare materials and reports in a dynamic and interactive manner, using modern tools and methodologies.
Introducing the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) to all Municipalities of Georgia

Feb, 2021

With the purpose of enhancing good governance and sustainable development in the municipalities of Georgia, on February 1-5, together with the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), we conducted an online training course for 168 representatives from all municipalities of Georgia, in order to introduce the concept of the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) as well as the application of the corresponding informational platform software, ensuring better measurement of the municipalities’ effectiveness, under the EU-funded project entitled “Networking for Efficiency and Development (N4ED).”
Supporting E-Work Market Development in Rural Areas

Feb, 2021

We recently started a new project, the goal of which is to advance e-work market development in Georgia by assessing the e-work market demand among enterprises from the five biggest cities of Georgia, and helping to match this demand with the rural labor force of the selected municipalities under the EU-funded program “Improving Rural Development in Georgia (IRDG),” which is being implemented by UNDP.
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