On the 25th of March, 2011 PMCG in association with Ticon (Latvia) and IBM Consulting (UK) organized a workshop on the Comprehensive Institution Building Gap Assessments and Institutional Reform Plans for the GAC (Georgian Accreditation Centre) and GEOSTM (Georgian National Agency for Standards, Technical Regulations and Metrology).
The Workshop summarized project implemented by IBM, Ticon and PMCG – Support to the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement Preparatory Process in Georgia. Within this project a gap assessment of these Institutions was carried out, together with an “Institutional Reform Plan”, which sets the priorities and “Action Plan” for future assistance.
A Memorandum of Understanding for the “Comprehensive Institution Building” programme (CIB) was signed between the European Commission and the Government of Georgia, to strengthen institutions having a key role to play in the Association Agreement and DCFTA process. GAC and GEOSTM will receive support under the “trade cluster” of the CIB.