Projects


Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform 2020
Mar, 2020

The main objective of the project is to create a platform to stimulate constructive and systematic policy debates among different political and social groups of Georgian society. In addition, the project aims to encourage young researchers in Georgia to develop valuable policy research papers on essential policy issues.

Start Date: Mar 2020
End Date: May 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Origin of Funding: Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Mixed-methods Retrospective Impact Evaluation of Peace Corps’ Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program in Georgia
Mar, 2020

The main objective of the project is to assess the impact of Peace Corp Georgia’s Small Projects Assistance (SPA) program in communities, and to identify the main factors that have contributed to the success and sustainability of its projects over the past nine years.

Start Date: Mar 2020
End Date: Jul 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Peace Corps Georgia
Origin of Funding: Peace Corps Georgia
Organic Agricultural Products and Rural Tourism Value Chain Study
Mar, 2020

The overall objective of the project is to reveal more economic opportunities in deprived rural areas of Georgia, Tianeti municipality and Lower Pshavi area (Dusheti municipality) of Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, that have high potential for sustainable rural tourism and agricultural development.

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Jul 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Biological Farming Association ELKANA
Origin of Funding: Austrian Development Cooperation
An exploratory Investigation into the Banking Sector of Uzbekistan
May, 2020

The major goal of the project is to conduct a deep and comprehensive analysis of the banking sector in Uzbekistan, primarily using desk research instruments including, but not limited to, the accumulation and analysis of existing data and interviewing experts from both the public and private sectors.

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Oct 2020
Region: Central Asia
Country: Uzbekistan
Client: Enterprise Ireland
Origin of Funding: Enterprise Ireland
Supporting the Development of the Skills Agency in Georgia
Sep, 2020

The main objective of this project is to establish the Skills Agency in the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, in the form of a public-private partnership (PPP), which will be in charge of strategy and reform coordination in the Georgian vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Jul 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: UNDP
Origin of Funding: UNDP
RIA on Choosing New Power Projects for Energy Security or Interconnection
May, 2020

The main objective of this project is to boost Georgia’s energy security by enhancing its legal and regulatory framework. Accordingly, we will conduct a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) on the selection process for new power projects designed to gain increased energy security or for interconnection.

 

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Jul 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Deloitte
Origin of Funding: USAID
Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan
Feb, 2021

The main objective of the project is to conduct a final evaluation of the EU’s support of civil society and media in Jordan and related projects, paying particular attention to comparing expected results with actual results, pointing out any reasons underpinning disparities between such results, as well as key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future actions.

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Nov 2020
Region: Africa and Middle East
Country: Jordan
Client: The Delegation of the European Union to Jordan
Origin of Funding: European Commission
RIA on Standards for Community Engagement for New Development Projects
May, 2020

The main goal of the project is to contribute to adopting standards that ensure meaningful community engagement that in itself ensures smooth implementation of projects while respecting the rights and interests of the directly and indirectly affected stakeholders. Accordingly, we will conduct a regulatory impact assessment (RIA) on the community engagement standards (CES) for new development projects.

 

Start Date: Feb 2020
End Date: Jul 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Deloitte
Origin of Funding: USAID
Enhancing the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia’s Outreach Function
May, 2020

The project is being implemented as part of the USAID/Georgia Human and Institutional Capacity Development 2020 Activity (HICD 2020), the aim of which is to assist the USAID Caucasus Mission in addressing its partner organizations’ administrative limitations and performance gaps that impede the effective implementation of all key reforms including those related to the EU-Georgia Association Agreement, the Open Government Action Plan, and civil service reform.

 

Start Date: Jan 2020
End Date: Apr 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Mendez England & Associates
Origin of Funding: USAID
Competitive Economy Program (CEP)
May, 2020

The main objective of the project is to create a business intelligence module (BIM) for the State Customs Service (SCS) of Ukraine, and to enhance its risk analysis system.

Start Date: Jan 2020
End Date: Oct 2020
Region: Eastern Europe and Balkans
Country: Ukraine
Client: Chemonics International
Origin of Funding: USAID

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