PMCG participated in the Georgian Parliament’s Donor Coordination Workshop

25.02.2013

Georgia Parliament 251012On 15th of February, PMCG took part in the Georgian Parliament’s Donor Coordination Workshop.
The workshop was primarily driven toward introducing and sharing information on key directions of parliamentary assistance and ensuring coordination between all stakeholders to promote effective and results-oriented support to the parliamentary reform process.
The representatives of different donor and implementing organizations engaged in parliamentary strengthening initiatives during the workshop and the meeting was also attended by representatives of the Parliament, Foreign Embassies, and International and Civil Society Organizations.
PMCG was the only company from the private sector present at the workshop and Mr. George Jerenashvili, Public Sector Consulting Director at PMCG introduced the company’s past achievements, future priorities and ongoing project activities in the field of capacity building and institutional support for the Parliament of Georgia. During the presentation the Budget Oversight & Institutional Needs Assessment Project funded by Westminster Foundation for Democracy and Program Budgeting trainings and the development of the handbook for the Parliament of Georgia within UNDP program “Strong Parliament in Consolidated Democracy” – were all highlighted. At the end of the workshop, Mr. Jerenashvili introduced upcoming activities related to the institutional needs assessment of the Parliament of Georgia. PMCG is planning to carry out an assessment of the parliament within regard to the four main functions of parliament; the legislative function, the oversight and accountability function, the budget scrutiny function and the representative function. Mr. Jerenashvili had to field various questions following the announcement, which had stimulated great interest among the other attendees in the auditorium.
The meeting concluded with commentaries and discussion while some agreements on future mechanisms for effective coordination were also made.

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