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Evaluation of four NGO implemented Programmes in Georgia

19-Jul-2017

Evaluation of four NGO implemented Programmes in Georgia

Currently Georgia has an enabling environment for civil society. There has been slow yet steady progress towards a more diversified civil society with stronger organisations appearing in the regions. There is now also a greater understanding among CSOs of the import...

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Enhancing Public Finance Management in South Africa

07-Jul-2017

Enhancing Public Finance Management in South Africa

Effective management of public finances encourages aggregate fiscal discipline, operational efficiency and strategic allocation of resources. All of these elements are critical to achieving the public policy objectives, described in South Africa’s 2030 National Developm...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption

04-Jul-2017

Discussing How to Fight Corruption

On June 26, PMCG’s team members Sopio Khoshtaria and Shushanik Safaryan participated in the 2nd Regional Meeting of the “Anti-Corruption Professionals Network at the Black Sea”, in Kutaisi, Georgia. The event gathered anti-corruption practitioners, local government...

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Welcoming Our New Research Director

29-Jun-2017

Welcoming Our New Research Director

We are delighted to welcome Giorgi Khishtovani to our team, as our new Research Director. Giorgi brings with him eight years of sound experience in public, private and non-governmental sectors in Georgia and abroad, as a lecturer, trainer, consultant, researcher, and pr...

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Supporting Tajik CSOs to Engage in Budget Process

28-Jun-2017

Supporting Tajik CSOs to Engage in Budget Process

On June 13-16, PMCG gave a series of trainings on public financial management for civil society organizations (CSOs), working on social and economic issues, in Vardzob, Tajikistan.The series were part of the UK AID project Supporting Public Finance Reforms in Tajikistan...

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Unlocking SME Finance and Making it Work in Central Asia

27-Jun-2017

Unlocking SME Finance and Making it Work in Central Asia

On June 27, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO Aleksi Aleksishvili and Project Manager Mikheil Skhiereli participated in a workshop entitled Unlocking SME Finance and Making it Work in Central Asia. The two-day event was opened by Ayumi Konishi, Director General, East Asia Departm...

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Enhancing Role of CSOs in Georgia in Regional Economic Development Process

23-Jun-2017

Enhancing Role of CSOs in Georgia in Regional Economic Development Process

PMC Research, in cooperation with People in Need (PIN), the Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), and Association ATINATI, is working under the European Commission project - Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development - to promot...

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Promoting Rural Development in Khulo Municipality

20-Jun-2017

Promoting Rural Development in Khulo Municipality

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 e...

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Kutaisi City Hall Joins Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative

19-Jun-2017

Kutaisi City Hall Joins Mayors for Economic Growth Initiative

On June 16, the Mayor of Kutaisi Shota Murghulia signed an agreement according to which Kutaisi becomes the first city in Georgia to join the European Union initiative “Mayors for Economic Growth” (M4EG). The agreement was signed at a meeting attended by team leade...

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Equipping Georgia to Become Transport and Logistics Hub

08-Jun-2017

Equipping Georgia to Become Transport and Logistics Hub

On June 6, PMCG hosted a meeting with the team of the World Bank (WB) project entitled “Preparation of Feasibility Study and Detailed Design for the Upgrading of Rustavi-Red Bridge and Rustavi-Sadakhlo Roads”. The project team presented the draft of a feasibility study ...

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97: Remittances - January-June, 2017

26-Jul-2017

97: Remittances - January-June, 2017

  In the first half of 2017: Remittance inflows to Georgia amounted to $629 Mln Remittance outflows from Georgia amounted to $96.3 Mln Inflow from Russian Federation, United States, Italy, Greece, Israel, and Turkey amounts to 81% of total remittance inflows to Georgia...

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96: Construction - I Quarter, 2017

06-Jul-2017

96: Construction - I Quarter, 2017

  In the first quarter of 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: Production value of the construction sector increased by 13%; Total turnover of the construction sector increased by 16%; Foreign direct investments in the construction sector increased by 18...

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Issue 95: Business Sector - I Quarter, 2017

22-Jun-2017

Issue 95: Business Sector - I Quarter, 2017

  In the first quarter of 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: The production value of the business sector significantly increased (16%); A 19.1% increase in total turnover was observed; The number of persons employed in the business sector increased (4...

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Enhancing Capacities of NGOs to Implement USAID Supported 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.

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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