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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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Supporting the State Audit Office to Review Its Communication Policy and Action Plan and Evaluate its “Budget Monitor” Platform

08-Feb-2017

Supporting the State Audit Office to Review Its Communication Policy and Action Plan and Evaluate its “Budget Monitor” Platform

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing further support to the State Audit Office (SAO) in improving its communication policy.PMCG is assisting the SAO to review its broader Co...

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

07-Feb-2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

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 cas...

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Raising Awareness of EU Delegation Activities in Georgia

30-Jan-2017

Raising Awareness of EU Delegation Activities in Georgia

PMCG, in consortium with MC Group, will support the EU delegation in Georgia to increase the awareness, understanding, and support among population for the EU and its activities in Georgia. The project will raise awareness in Georgia about EU sector reform programm...

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Supporting Civil Service Bureau with Comprehensive Performance Evaluation System

26-Jan-2017

Supporting Civil Service Bureau with Comprehensive Performance Evaluation System

PMCG is continuing its strong support for the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) in a variety of ways, under the USAID Good Governance Initiative program.The new Civil Service Law (October, 2015) introduces a professional, merit-based civil service in which performance evaluati...

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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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Issue 89: Remittances - 2016

17-Feb-2017

Issue 89: Remittances - 2016

  In 2016, compared to 2015: • The volume of remittances increased by 6.6% and amounted to 1.1 bln USD;• Remittances from Russia, the leading source country, makes up 34.3% of total remittances, a decrease of 8.8%. • The United States moved from fourth to second place, rea...

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Issue 88: External Trade - 2016

31-Jan-2017

Issue 88: External Trade - 2016

  In 2016, compared to 2015: • The volume of imports decreased by 0.5%;• The volume of exports decreased by 4.1% while the volume of re-exports decreased by 19.6%. The share of re-exports in total exports reached 21.6%;• For the first time since 2005, Russia is again Georg...

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

16-Mar-2017

Kosovo Meeting


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 2017, Chemonics International, under the USAID Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) program contracted PMCG to facilitate an organizational capacity assessment process at the Community Development Fund (CDF) in Kosovo and to develop a set of recommendations and a capacity building action plan to address the identified performance gaps.

The USAID Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (OCAT) was used as a framework instrument to assess the capacities of CDF to implement USAID-funded activities. The self-assessment sessions facilitated by PMCG’s consultant helped to identify and prioritize major performance gaps as well as relevant solutions that CDF could implement to ensure that its organizational performance is befitting of a reliable local partner of major international donors.

The initial Performance Solutions Package (PSP) developed in 2016 elaborated nine recommendations that were identified by CDF as priority interventions and were included in the Capacity Building Action Plan (CBAP). The CBAP focused on grants management, operations, budgeting, financial management, human resource policy development, strategic planning and communications.

The organizational capacity assessment facilitated in 2017 helped to measure the organizational improvements over the past 12 months, to track the progress CDF had made in implementing the performance improvement recommendations, and to identify further gaps that should be addressed in the coming years to further enhance organizational performance.

The USAID Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) program envisions two organizations (one U.S. and the other local to Kosovo) to jointly implement one program that is designed to increase constructive inter-ethnic cooperation between Kosovo non-majority and Kosovo majority communities thereby improving Kosovo’s social, economic, political stability and prosperity. The U.S. prime (AKT-US), implemented by Chemonics International Inc., is expected to strengthen host-country organizations’ capacity to implement USAID Kosovo-funded activities directly, which includes facilitating an OCA and capacity development plan with AKT-LS, implemented by the CDF, and assessing results annually.


Please kindly follow the link below for detailed information about the project:
Advancing Kosovo Together



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