Contributing to Public Administration Reform in Georgia

Apr, 2022

This March, we conducted trainings for the staff of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia as part of the project “Training and Consultation Support (TCS) in Public Policy to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD),” which is being implemented under UNDP’s initiative “Supporting Public Administration Reform in Georgia – Phase 2.”
Barriers to Completion of PhD Studies in Georgia

Apr, 2022

On April 7, PMC Research Center (PMC RC) held a presentation and panel discussion on the findings of its research entitled “Barriers to Completion of PhD Studies in Georgia,” the aim of which was to improve understanding of the challenges faced by doctoral students who are on academic leave and to offer corresponding policy recommendations.
Advancing E-work Market Development in Rural Areas

Apr, 2022

We recently completed a project entitled Supporting E-work Market Development in Rural Areas, under the EU-funded and UNDP-implemented program “Improving Rural Development in Georgia” (IRDG).
Improving Program-Based Budgeting and Budget Investment Planning

Mar, 2022

On March 23-24, PMCG, along with the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted a two-day workshop in Bishkek for pilot local self-governments (LSGs).
Launching the Business Leaders' Council in Georgia in Partnership with USAID Industry-led Skills Development Program

Mar, 2022

On March 15, we in partnership with the USAID Industry-led Skills Development Program officially launched the Business Leaders’ Council in Georgia, a joint initiative aiming to engage the private sector in skills development.
Supporting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia

Mar, 2022

On March 4, the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia, with USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI) support, held a presentation of the Budget Manual, Financial Oversight Handbook, Committee Strategy and Action Plan for 2022-2024, all of which were developed by PMCG, under the project entitled “Budget Oversight Guide for the Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance.”
Uncovering the State of Play of Faculty Professional Development in Georgian Higher Education Institutions

Mar, 2022

On March 10, PMC Research Center held a presentation and public discussion on the findings of its research entitled “Uncovering the State of Play of Faculty Professional Development in Georgian Higher Education Institutions,” which explored the professional development opportunities for academic staff at Georgian public higher education institutions (HEIs), analyzed their implementation and effectiveness from the perspective of the HEIs and academic staff, and revealed the ways through which these can be advanced to better serve the development goals and priorities of HEIs and faculties.
Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Street Cleaning and Waste Management Services

Mar, 2022

In February, we conducted performance management system (PMS) introductory meetings with the representatives of various municipalities of Georgia as part of the project “Development of Performance Management System for Street Cleaning and Waste Management Services in 23 Municipalities of Georgia.”
Introducing New Sustainable Waste Management System to Residents of Kakheti Municipality

Mar, 2022

On February 17, we conducted a study visit to the landfill of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara with residents of Gurjaani Municipality (Kakheti region), as well as representatives of local NGOs and the Solid Waste Management Company of Georgia (SWMCG), to see this new non-hazardous waste landfill and to explore how it works.
Strict Sanctions Against Russia – Options and Challenges

Feb, 2022

As tensions rise on the Ukraine-Russia border, western powers have been devising plans to counter any anticipated Russian aggression. While Ukraine prepares to protect itself against a possible Russian invasion, the US and the EU are putting together a list of sanctions to be imposed in the event of such a volatile development.
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