PMC Research, as part of a European Commission project, has started working together with Caritas Czech Republic and the Croatian Rural Development Network to promote rural development and diversification in the municipality of Khulo in Georgia.
In order to ensure the effectiveness of this cooperation and to meet the Municipality’s challenges such as poverty and unemployment, the project team will bring together local government officials, farmers, CSOs, youth groups, business owners and other stakeholders to unite them under a local action group (LAG).
PMC Research will work with the LAG and support them to understand specific development issues facing their community by arranging a set of interactive workshops. Based on the subsequent findings, PMC Research together with the LAG will elaborate a local development strategy and assist the group to conduct public presentation and gain feedback.
The project team will also organize trainings on business management and marketing for entrepreneurs from the farming, tourism and handicrafts sectors. Moreover, the workshops for the LAG will be used to evaluate its performance and to prepare recommendations for future operations.
Ultimately, the project aims to address local poverty and unemployment and to contribute to the development of tourism, local business, and agricultural production all of which can improve the overall economic situation.