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Facilitating Female Participation in Georgia’s Economic Development

21-Apr-2017

Facilitating Female Participation in Georgia’s Economic Development

Women’s active participation is of crucial importance for any country’s fast and sustainable economic development. In order to facilitate the process of increasing women’s role in the development process, The World Bank Group has recently contracted PMCG under the proje...

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Enhancing Public Finance Management in the Ministry of Justice of Niger

18-Apr-2017

Enhancing Public Finance Management in the Ministry of Justice of Niger

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Belgian consulting company Aide à la Décision Économique (ADE), was awarded the EU framework contract to conduct a public expenditure review of the justice sector of Niger. The project aims to contribute to the improvement of budge...

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Continuing to Motivate Students to Attain High-Quality Education

12-Apr-2017

Continuing to Motivate Students to Attain High-Quality Education

On March 31, PMCG awarded students with scholarships, funding their studies at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET).“We are pleased that we have the ability to create additional incentives for young and motivated people, who are full ...

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Trainings for Georgian Self-Governments in Spatial Planning, Asset Management and Capital Investment

03-Apr-2017

Trainings for Georgian Self-Governments in Spatial Planning, Asset Management and Capital Investment

On April 10-28, a consortium of companies - Ecorys, PMCG and Geographic - will conduct trainings for Georgian self-governments, under the World Bank project aimed at supporting decentralization and facilitation of local self-government reforms. At this stage, the traini...

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Enhancing Capacities of NGOs to Implement USAID-funded Activities in Kosovo

16-Mar-2017

Enhancing Capacities of NGOs to Implement USAID-funded Activities in Kosovo

Fostering positive and constructive inter-ethnic cooperation between the majority and minority communities in addressing common problems in Kosovo, such as unemployment and access to municipal services, is of crucial importance for the citizens of Kosovo.In 2016 and 201...

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PMCG’s Tax System Expertise Boosted as Another Consultant Secures TADAT Certificate

10-Mar-2017

PMCG’s Tax System Expertise Boosted as Another Consultant Secures TADAT Certificate

Mr. David Lelashvili, PMCG’s Business Regulatory Environment Consultant, currently working under the USAID Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity in Central Asia project, recently passed the Tax Administration Diagnostics Assessment Tool (TADAT) Assessor exam. As a c...

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Facilitating Effective Development in the Adjara Region

28-Feb-2017

Facilitating Effective Development in the Adjara Region

We are continuing to support the Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara (GoARA) in the process of regional development. Following PMCG’s assistance to GoARA, under the GIZ project aimed at elaborating a regional development strategy which allowed the Government...

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Feasibility Study Paves Way for Georgia to Become Transport and Logistics Hub

23-Feb-2017

Feasibility Study Paves Way for Georgia to Become Transport and Logistics Hub

PMCG, under a consortium led by Antea Netherland B.V., is working on a feasibility study and detailed design of the upgrading of the Rustavi – Red Bridge and Rustavi – Sadakhlo Roads.The roads have crucial importance, as they will be part of the East-West Highway projec...

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Contributing to Rural Development in Georgia

21-Feb-2017

Contributing to Rural Development in Georgia

Effective rural development is one of the main priorities of the Government of Georgia. In this direction, UNDP Georgia under the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD Georgia) has contracted PMCG to support key stakeholders.Speci...

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PMCG Demonstrates Tax System Expertise by Attaining TADAT Certificate

16-Feb-2017

PMCG Demonstrates Tax System Expertise by Attaining TADAT Certificate

Ms. Maia Daiauri, PMCG’s Tax Policy Consultant, currently working under USAID Georgia’s Governing for Growth (G4G) program has been certified as a Tax Administration Diagnostics Assessment Tool (TADAT) Assessor, having recently passed the relevant examination with a per...

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Issue 92: Banking Sector, January-February, 2017

24-Apr-2017

Issue 92: Banking Sector, January-February, 2017

  According to data for February 2017, compared to the corresponding period in 2016: • The volume of deposits increased by 7.4%;• The volume of loans to the national economy increased by 15.4%;• The share of loans for construction in total loans increased significantly (2...

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Issue 91: Foreign Direct Investments, 2016

27-Mar-2017

Issue 91: Foreign Direct Investments, 2016

  Based on the preliminary data, in 2016 compared to 2015:  • The volume of foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 5% and amounted to 1.6 bln. USD. • The largest increase in FDI came from Turkey (200 mln. USD), amounting to 272 mln. USD. • By sector, t...

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Issue 90: Visitors in Georgia - January - February…

09-Mar-2017

Issue 90: Visitors in Georgia - January - February 2017

  In January-February 2017, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year: •    The number of international visitors increased by 71 000 people and reached 775 000 persons; •    The number of visitors increased from Russia (31 400 ...

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

07-Feb-2017

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On January 25, Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index 2016. According to the Index, over two-thirds of the 176 countries assessed fall below the midpoint of the scale which ranges from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). As was the case in 2015, New Zealand and Denmark top the rankings with a score of 90.

Georgia, with 57 points, occupies a leading position in Eastern Europe, improving by 5 points from last year. Indeed, Georgia is now ahead of some EU member states such as Czech Republic (55 points), Slovakia (51 points), Hungary (48 points), and Greece (44 points).
Among CIS countries, Belarus is the leader with 40 points followed by Armenia (33 points), Moldova and Azerbaijan (30 points), Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia (29 points), and Tajikistan (25).


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Standards in Central Asia are generally low with the highest score in the region recorded by Kazakhstan (29 points) and the lowest by Uzbekistan (21 points).

In the Balkans, results were mixed with Slovenia recording 61 points followed by neighbors Croatia (49 points), Montenegro (45 points), Greece (44 points) and Serbia (42 points).

Countries given a low score in the Index are deemed to have untrustworthy and badly functioning public institutions. According to the report: “Even where anti-corruption laws are on the books, in practice they’re often skirted or ignored”. Meanwhile, in high-ranking nations there is a higher degree of press freedom, better access to information about public expenditure, stronger standards of integrity for public officials, and independent judicial systems. 

Please kindly follow the link below for the full report:
http://www.transparency.org/news/feature/corruption_perceptions_index_2016

 

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