Public Private Dialogue: Shared Intellectual Services Sector in Georgia

Jun, 2021

On June 7, together with the Parliament of Georgia, under the USAID Georgia Economic Security Program, a public private dialogue entitled “Shared Intellectual Services Sector in Georgia: Development Perspectives and Best International Practice” was held, during which legislators, executive representatives, industry experts, and representatives of the private sector as well as international organizations discussed key challenges in the shared intellectual services sector and the ways to address them.
Evaluating the Regional District Governance and Community Development Programme in Pakistan

Jun, 2021

Under EU Framework Contract Lot 5, in a consortium led by ADE, we recently launched a final evaluation of the EU-funded program entitled the “Khyber Pakhtunkhwa District Governance and Community Development Programme” (KP-CDLD). The program was designed to build the responsiveness and effectiveness of the administration of the 13 districts of this province of Pakistan to restore citizen trust, to stimulate employment and livelihood opportunities, and to ensure delivery of basic services.
Enhancing Procurement and Inventory Management under Public Financial Management (PFM) in Jordan

May, 2021

PMCG, as a subcontractor of DAI Global, recently started the implementation of a new five-year public financial management and administration (PFMA) activity in Jordan, funded by the USAID. The program is designed to strengthen the fiscal sustainability of the Government of Jordan (GOJ), to reduce obstacles to economic growth in Jordan, to build the capacity of the Government to improve the performance of revenue administration, and to ensure transparent budget management and public procurement process in accordance with international best practices.
Locals in Stepantsminda Municipality of Georgia Updated on Land-Use Plan Developments

May, 2021

We are working with the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) to introduce environmentally-friendly communal infrastructure in Stepantsminda Municipality (Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia), under the KfW Development Bank project entitled “Elaboration of Concept and Feasibility Studies for Communal Infrastructure for Environmental and Tourism Improvement,” led by P2M Berlin together with IDOM.
Advancing the Public Financial Management (PFM) Capacity of Georgian Municipalities

May, 2021

We recently started a new project with the purpose of strengthening the public financial management (PFM) capacity of two Georgian municipalities, namely Gori and Ozurgeti. 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.
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

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.
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