Monitoring and Evaluation
Measurement is an essential part of any organization’s drive to achieve palpable impacts from the programs they run. Hence, we help governments, companies, and international organizations to assess the results of their programs across a wide spectrum of areas and to detect the challenges they face in their operations in order to grasp opportunities for improvement.
We conduct Program Monitoring to learn from experience, to increase internal and external accountability of performance, to make informed decisions, and to maximize project performance.
This serves as a means of checking how the action plan’s implementation is progressing. Program Evaluation looks at the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability of the given intervention.
Our methods include quantitative and qualitative analysis, randomized pre- and post-test evaluation, experimental and quasi-experimental design, ex-post comparison, and rapid assessment ex-post impact evaluations. Services range from small-scale rapid assessment and participatory appraisals to large-scale sample surveys.
Meanwhile, Data Quality Review is a key element of any smoothly functioning monitoring and evaluation system. Indeed, monitoring and evaluation data represent an important source of information to ascertain the extent of progress being made and also providing support to project managers in their decision making. Ensuring that data are of a high quality is essential to maintain confidence in decisions made.
Our data quality tools and mechanisms review data from the point of view of validity, reliability, timeliness, precision, and integrity. Using Impact Evaluation, we identify what is positively and/or negatively influencing target groups, individual households, institutions, and the overall environment. This allows us to better understand the extent to which program goals have been achieved and what impacts these have had on the target groups and stakeholders in particular.
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Our monitoring and evaluation is oriented toward impact measuring and serves as a guide for project implementation and management, providing stakeholders with information on the progress being made toward the achievement of objectives, as well as highlighting any disparities between targets and actual achievements. This valuable method identifies where a program is heading, how it will get there, and whether its resources are being used in the most cost-effective manner.
Summative Evaluation of the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project (CUTIS)16 Sep 2021
The purpose of this evaluation is to share the results achieved by the Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support (CUTIS) project with key stakeholders, and to enhance future programming regarding economic growth by recommending ways to strengthen the involvement of Ukrainian SMEs in trade and investment.
Evaluation of EU’s Support of Civil Society and Media in Jordan25 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.
Final Evaluation of the Budget Support Program “ENPARD Moldova – Support to Agriculture and Rural Development”23 Sep 2020
The main objective of this project is to provide an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the “ENPARD Moldova – Support to Agriculture and Rural Development” program, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives, and the reasons underpinning such results. Meanwhile, key lessons learned, conclusions, and corresponding recommendations will be presented in order to improve future budget support programs.
Summative Evaluation of the Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth (EDGE) Project13 Jan 2022
The main objective of this project is to conduct a summative evaluation of the Expert Deployment for Governance and Economic Growth (EDGE) project.
All such services are only made possible by the valuable hands-on experience and skill of our team. Having provided Monitoring & Evaluation services in various countries across various regions and continents, our contribution has ranged from impact evaluation of tax policy programs in Africa to program evaluation of governance programs in South Asia and agricultural and rural development programs in Europe.
Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG), has 20 years of working experience in the public finance and economic development policy sector as a high-level government official and the government adviser responsible for budget and financial policy, tax and customs policy reform, business climate improvement and doing business environment.
While working as Minister of Finance of Georgia between 2005 and 2007, he successfully conducted a series of reforms in the domains of public finance, tax and customs policy and administration as well as economic deregulation and liberalization domains. Notably, Georgia was ranked by the World Bank “Doing Business” survey as the world’s top reformer country in 2005-10. Similarly, Georgia also rose from 132nd place to 18th in the ranking of “Ease of Doing Business” by the World Bank between 2004 and 2007.
As Minister of Finance, Aleksishvili conducted reforms in public finance management and tax and customs. As a result of comprehensive policy reforms, Georgia’s GDP growth rate in 2005-2007 reached over 10% on average (2005 – 9.6%, 2006 – 9.4% and 2007 – 12.3%) while the country’s FDI increased from USD 250 million in 2004 to USD 2.1 billion in 2007.
Aleksishvili has accumulated exceptional knowledge of development challenges. As the Chairman of the United Nations Commission of Sustainable Development (2005-2006), he has addressed issues related to energy, climate change, air pollution and industrial development, successfully adopted by the Commission and UN General Assembly.
Aleksishvili is a member of the Caucasus and Central Asia Advisory Group (CCAG) of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD). He has advised numerous governments of countries such as Albania, Mongolia, Kosovo, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan to enhance their respective business enabling environments by providing valuable assistance and delivering specialized experience of a transitional country.
Mr. David Lezhava is Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, and has 20 years of professional working experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy, and energy policy.
As Public Policy Sector Director, he is responsible for managing PMCG’s public policy project portfolio, fundraising and collaboration with partners, clients and international development organizations, as well as development and implementation of the company’s strategy.
Prior to joining PMCG’s management, Mr. Lezhava worked as a National Project Manager on UNDP’s project “Support to Rural Development in Georgia” where he ensured effective implementation of the project.
In addition, during his time as Deputy Minister of Finance of Georgia, he handled international relations, fiscal forecasting and analytical work, and public debt management process.
Mr. Lezhava enriched his expertise in coordinating relations between international organizations and the Georgian government, while working as Advisor to the Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, in Washington D.C. where he represented the interests of Georgian authorities, facilitated IMF program implementation in Georgia, and reviewed IMF policy documents.
As a Chief Economist, Head of Research Division, and Member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the National Bank of Georgia, Mr. Lezhava led the creation of economic models for macroeconomic forecasts and played key role in monetary and foreign exchange (FX) policy decision making.
Along with his diverse experience, Mr. Lezhava has a strong academic background. He holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from Williams College (USA) and a candidate’s degree in Physics from The Academy of Science of Georgia. He is fluent in Georgian, English and Russian.