PMCG provides services and implements projects in Balkans

Nov, 2011

 PMCG has been subcontracted by Deloitte Consulting which is implementing the USAID Growth and Fiscal Stability Initiative (GFSI) in Kosovo from 2011 to 2013. PMCG’s objective is to provide direct assistance to the:• Deputy Prime Minister• Economic Minister• Minister for Trade and IndustryPMCG will support the Government of Kosovo in implementing Economic Development, Vision and Action Plan (EDVAP). According to EDVAP, economic development and sustainable economic growth are the key goals and strategic priorities of the Republic of Kosovo. The vision for “a prosperous and dignified European society for all citizens of Kosovo” as well as the Economic Development Priorities within the EDVAP document, approved by Cabinet on April 18, 2011 represent a clear direction for implementation of reforms and economic development of the country in the medium term. More information on this project is available on this link
PMCG Launched Monitoring and Evaluation Project in Adjara

Nov, 2011

PMCG under the USAID G3 program, have launched a project in developing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan for the Regional Development Strategy of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. The object is to to conduct systematic internal monitoring of implementation of the Regional Development Strategy, as well as assist the Government of Adjara to establish a Regional Monitoring Committee and conduct first stage monitoring of the implementation of the Adjara Economic Development Strategy. More information on this project is available on this link
PMCG and BUREAU VERITAS singed the cooperation agreement

Nov, 2011

  PMCG and BUREAU VERITAS, a world leading Quality Management and Food Safety Company, signed the cooperation agreement. According to the agreement, PMCG and BUREAU VERITAS will collaborate together on the Georgian market. They will implement Quality Management Standards and Food Safety Systems in companies operating in Georgia. Cooperation with BUREAU VERITAS presents Georgian companies with the following possibilities: High quality service during the implementation of ISO standards and increase their competitiveness; Wide choice of services (Quality Management, Health, Safety, Environment); The Lowest Prices. BUREAU VERITAS – Since 1828: World leader in conformity assessment and certification services. 400 000 clients worldwide ; 48 000 experienced employee; 930 offices; 330 internationally recognized laboratories; Representatives in 140 countries; 2010 revenue: 2.9 € billion. PMCG (www.pmcg.ge; office@pmcg.ge): Management Consulting leader on Georgian market; More than 50 successfully implemented projects; More than 100 high qualified experts; Experts with more than 10 years’ experience; Partnership with the world leading organizations; Partnership with the leading foreign investors; Successful implementation of regional projects.  
PMCG Launched Strategic Planning Project in Adjara

Oct, 2011

PMCG under the USAID G3 program, have launched a project on Strategic Planning with Ministry of Finance and Economy of Autonomous Republic of Adjara (MoFEA) and Ministry of Agriculture of Autonomous Republic of Adjara (MoA). The object is to define the fundamental purposes of these institutions in the medium-term prospective and identify the actions that should secure achievement of the institutional priorities for the next few years. The strategic planning process will be facilitated through the analytical tools enabling identification of internal or external factors influencing operations or performances of the agencies in question. Building on its previous experiences gained within the previous relevant programs PMCG will further diversify the analytical toolkit and through the baseline studies, in-depth interviews with key agency officers or personnel, desk studies and reviews will identify the basic challenges or strengths that are to be taken into consideration while designing institutional priorities. More information on this project is available on this link
PMCG Chairman is attending Emerging Markets Forum in US

Oct, 2011

During 25-27 September, Mr. Aleksi Aleksishvili, chairman of PMCG, participated in the Sixth Global Meeting of the Emerging Markets Forum; this international event took place in Warrenton, Virginia. The meeting this year was structured around the following topics:• Reform of the International Monetary System: The Palais Royal Initiative• Review of the State of the Global Economy• Asia 2050—Long Term Economic and Social Prospects• Impact of Climate Change on Emerging Markets• The Role of Europe in the Global Economy• Creating World Class Education Institutions• Enhancing Latin America and Asia Economic Links• Mexico 2042—Long Term Economic and Social Prospect The Emerging Markets Forum (EMF) was created in 2005 to bring together high-level government and corporate leaders as well as top officials of international institutions for a dialogue on key economic, financial and social issues facing emerging markets, and to reach actionable conclusions on the key economic, financial and social issues facing emerging market countries. Mr. Aleksishvili also attended IMF/WB annual meeting on September 24-26, in Washington DC. The annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. During his trip to US, PMCG’s chairman also had meetings with the representatives of leading consulting companies in Washington and discussed future cooperation plans in the region.  
PMCG’s Consultants upgraded their qualification in food safety issues (HACCP)

Oct, 2011

PMCG’s consultants have successfully completed all three phases of the Advanced International Training Program in the Field of Quality Infrastructure for Food Safety arranged under the auspices and sponsorship of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Two experts, Ekaterine Burkadze and Beka Biashvili attended the specialized trainings in Sweden and Macedonia to upgrade their qualification levels. The Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC) is a Swedish public authority; its main duty is to be the national accreditation body. SWEDAC is also a regulatory and surveillance authority. PMCG’s consultants upgraded their qualification in the following areas: New concepts and requirements covering food safety, International trade and Agricultural products; EU Food Safety Systems; HACCP training; Food Labeling; Accreditation, Methodology and Procedures. PMCG (www.pmcg.ge; office@pmcg.ge): Management Consulting leader on Georgian market; More than 50 successfully implemented projects; Experts with more than 10 years’ experience; Partnership with the world leading organizations; Successful implementation of regional projects.
New Project at the Revenue Service of Georgia

Sep, 2011

  PMCG and IMG, under the USAID Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) program, launched a project called Analysis of Jobs and Development of Job Descriptions for the Revenue Service of Georgia. The objective is to assist the newly formed HR department of the Revenue Service to incorporate international HR best practices by analyzing job tasks and defining job descriptions for all employee positions within the Revenue Service. In the process, PMCG and IMG will study operations, conduct a thorough analysis of tasks performed and KSAOs required to perform those tasks and eventually develop job descriptions and qualification requirements for a majority of key positions in the operational as well as support departments of the Revenue Service. The methodology used for project purposes shall be uniquely defined and adapted to the specific needs and circumstances of the Revenue Service. IMG is a local consulting company specializing in several areas of management, including HR management. PMCG’s expertise in public sector and IMG’s excellent HR management experience creates good synergy and basis for successful cooperation. PMCG is a partner of the USAID large-scale Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) project which is being implemented by the team of international and local consulting companies led by Deloitte. This comprehensive program aims to improve Georgia's overall economic competitiveness through assistance designed to: 1) expand and deepen the country's economic governance capacity; 2) improve agriculture sector productivity; and 3) strengthen targeted non-agricultural value chains that have the highest growth potential.  
PMCG Completed Implementation of Food Safety System -HACCP in Agara Sugar Company

Sep, 2011

PMCG, a leading management consulting company on the Georgian market, completed implementation of the Food Safety System – HACCP in “Agara Sugar Company”, Ltd, the only sugar processing enterprise in Georgia. PMCG’s certified auditor-consultants implemented the following procedures in “Agara Sugar Company”, Ltd:• Provided consultations on food safety systems (HACCP);• Conducted trainings for staff and prepared Food Safety Group;• Implemented Food Safety Systems. “Agara Sugar Company”, Ltd, was established in 2010, but the factory has been operating since 1932. There are more than 500 employees in the factory and the company is the only sugar processing enterprise in Georgia. Currently company is producing white sugar according to international standards as it has obtained ISO 9001:2000 - international quality management standard. PMCG (www.pmcg.ge; office@pmcg.ge): Management Consulting leader on Georgian market; More than 50 successfully implemented projects; Experts with more than 10 years’ experience; Partnership with the world leading organizations; • Successful implementation of regional projects.
PMCG Launched the Project on Taxation Methodology for Determining Market Prices

Sep, 2011

    PMCG, with the support of USAID Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI), has launched a project on determining market prices (so called “Arm’s Length” prices) for Georgian tax authorities based on OECD guidelines and best practices worldwide. The OECD promotes the arm’s length principle in tax treatment of non-arm’s length (related or associated) cross-border transactions. The philosophy of this assignment is: To establish an effective overall system for determining arm’s length prices or market prices (term used in Georgian tax code), which will benefit taxpayers as well as tax authorities; To create a clear and safe tax environment; To promote compliance and; To decrease fraud risks in Georgia. This assignment will be implemented through setting up effective “Arm’s Length” pricing rules and practices that will be reflected in the comprehensive Audit Procedures Manual. PMCG is a partner of the USAID large-scale Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) project which is being implemented by a team of international and local consulting companies led by Deloitte. This comprehensive program aims to improve Georgia's overall economic competitiveness through assistance designed to: 1) expand and deepen the country's economic governance capacity; 2) improve agriculture sector productivity; and 3) strengthen targeted non-agricultural value chains that have the highest growth potential.
PMCG provides services and implements projects in Balkans

Aug, 2011

PMCG is subcontracted by Chemonics which is implementing the USAID Business Enabling Environment Program (BEEP) in Balkans. The purpose of this subcontract is to provide technical assistance divided into two phases: in Georgia - Doing Business Study Tour and Batumi Regional Workshop Support; and in Kosovo - Construction Law and Starting a Business Support. PMCG technical experts will provide advice and assistance to BEEP and Government of Kosovo staff with implementation of streamlined registration, development of draft laws and administrative instructions for implementation of new business registration procedures, and providing guidance and counsel based on experience in Georgia, a previous World Bank Doing Business top reformer. More information on this project is available on this link  
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