New Policy Briefs Published on Shared Intellectual Services and Light Manufacturing Sectors

Aug, 2021

We recently published two policy briefs about the shared intellectual services and light manufacturing sectors. Both documents were developed as part of the five-year USAID Georgia Economic Security Program, which is focused on improving the competitiveness of four priority sectors: light manufacturing, tourism, creative industries, and shared intellectual services.
Promoting Mining Investments to Enhance the Sector’s Sustainability

Aug, 2021

PMCG recently started working with the National Agency of Mines (NAM) of Georgia, which is in the process of modernizing in order to boost investments in the mining sector, thereby enhancing its sustainability. In this regard, we will provide support in the development of a communication strategy and corresponding communication materials for the NAM to increase the attractiveness of the country’s mineral potential and to reach out to potential investors and responsible mining companies.
Discussions with the Local Community Prior to Construction of a New Waste Disposal Facility

Aug, 2021

On July 27-28, we conducted focus group discussions with the local residents of Gurjaani municipality about the introduction of a new landfill site selection approach, and to present to them the importance and role of the new waste disposal facility.
Mid-term Evaluation of Projects in Support of Comprehensive Public Administration Reform in Ukraine

Jul, 2021

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by B&S Europe under the EU’s SIEA Framework Contract Lot 3, together with Evoluxer S.L., has recently started working on a mid-term evaluation of ten projects, conducted by the EU during 2017-2020 concerning comprehensive reform of public administration in Ukraine.
Starting Georgia’s Digital Transformation Consortium

Jul, 2021

On July 9, Georgia’s Digital Transformation Consortium, initiated by Georgia’s large- and medium-sized IT and consulting companies and serving as an open and collaborative platform based on a public-private partnership model, was signed by about 40 representatives of the IT industry, consultants, academics, and industry associations at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA).
Advancing Gender Balance in the Transportation System

Jul, 2021

We are working to contribute to the promotion of equal-opportunity access to employment and relevant skills training for both women and men under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Bakuriani Municipal Services Project - Inclusion & Gender Consultancy.
Presenting Value Chain Analytics within Six Priority Sectors

Jul, 2021

On July 1, PMC Research presented the findings of the Value Chain Analytics project being implemented in the course of the USAID Economic Security Program in Georgia.
Enhancing Capacities of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Countries in the Design and Implementation of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

Jul, 2021

We recently launched a new project, aiming to strengthen knowledge and capacities regarding the design and implementation of free trade agreements (FTAs) of all countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program, which represents a partnership of 11 countries (Afghanistan, China, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan) and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction, guided by the overarching vision of “Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.”
Enhancing the Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity of Two Georgian Municipalities

Jun, 2021

We, under the Good Governance Initiative (GGI) program, recently started a new project, aiming to strengthen the public financial management (PFM) capacity of two Georgian municipalities, namely Rustavi and Zugdidi. This program will cover the implementation of program budgeting methodology in practice, enhance the budgeting process, and improve two important principles of the budgeting system – transparency and accountability - in these municipalities.
Leasing in Georgia: Challenges and Ways to Enhance the Sector

Jun, 2021

Interview with John Batty, Consultant at PMCG, as part of the project “Development of Alternative Financing for MSMEs,” within the Good Governance Fund (GGF) program, funded with UK aid from the UK Government.
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