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Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

16-Apr-2018

Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

On April 13, a presentation of the project “EU Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” was held at the Parliament of Georgia.The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhid...

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Contributing to the Development of Simplified Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

03-Apr-2018

Contributing to the Development of Simplified Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Some of the prerequisites of strong and transparent micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a favorable business environment, competence, skills, entrepreneurial culture and access to finance.Limited access to finance remains one of the main obstacles to growth ...

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Sharing Experience of Transforming Economies with George Washington University Students

27-Mar-2018

Sharing Experience of Transforming Economies with George Washington University Students

We had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from George Washington University (GWU) with whom we shared PMCG’s experience in transforming economies and changing institutions on March 14.Aleksi Aleksishvili, CEO and Chairman at PMCG, delivered a presentation to around 20...

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EU-funded Projects Aiming to Show Everyone is Employable

22-Mar-2018

EU-funded Projects Aiming to Show Everyone is Employable

On March 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, together with its partner institutions - the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Labor,Health and Social Affairs - presented the results and achievements of four EU-funded grant scheme proje...

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Facilitating business linkages between SMEs and MNCs in Georgia

21-Mar-2018

Facilitating business linkages between SMEs and MNCs in Georgia

The official launch of a new pilot project - Supporting the Growth of Georgia’s Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises under the Good Governance Fund (GGF) was held on March 14.The initiative aims to strengthen linkages between small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and...

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Discussing Destination Marketing Management Priorities with Destination Management Organizations from Imereti and Kakheti

07-Mar-2018

Discussing Destination Marketing Management Priorities with Destination Management Organizations from Imereti and Kakheti

On March 1, we hosted some Destination Management Organizations (DMOs) from Imereti and Kakheti with whom we discussed destination marketing management priorities. The working meeting was held as part of the World Bank project - Tourism Marketing, Promotion, Online Cove...

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Working with Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Facilitate Decentralization and Good Governance

01-Mar-2018

Working with Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Facilitate Decentralization and Good Governance

We recently launched a project under the USAID Good Governance Initiative (GGI), as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD to support the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) to facilitate the development of a mid-term strategy of de...

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Research into Railway Infrastructure in Tbilisi Presented and Discussed

26-Feb-2018

Research into Railway Infrastructure in Tbilisi Presented and Discussed

On February 22, we hosted a presentation and public discussion of research outcomes regarding railway infrastructure in Tbilisi.The research focused on four main aspects of railway infrastructure in the capital city: Status quo Railway bypass according to 2009 proje...

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Assisting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Introduce Performance Evaluation Systems

21-Feb-2018

Assisting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Introduce Performance Evaluation Systems

We are working with the the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) to develop a performance evaluation framework, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI). The newly adopt...

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Enhancing Access to Justice Services in Azerbaijan

20-Feb-2018

Enhancing Access to Justice Services in Azerbaijan

We have started working with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan to improve access to, and delivery of, justice services through improved management of sector resources, by preparing a Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review (SEER).The SEER is necessa...

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101: Georgia in International Rankings

05-Mar-2018

101: Georgia in International Rankings

Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data. ...

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100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

16-Jan-2018

100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

The 100th edition of Economic Outlook and Indicators happily coincides with PMCG’s 10-year anniversary. Through the last decade, Georgia’s economic indicators have fluctuated substantially. In this edition, we present the dynamics of development for this period, and also analyze ...

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99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

13-Nov-2017

99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

  In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: • In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%.• In the first three quarters...

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Enhancing Role of CSOs in Georgia in Regional Economic Development Process

23-Jun-2017

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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 promote rural economic development and stimulate the agricultural sector in Georgia.

The engagement of regional CSOs and local action groups (LAGs) in regional development is currently very limited while small farmers and enterprises in rural areas struggle to understand new regulations and potential benefits of the DCFTA.

Having little influence over the policies which affect them, their needs and interests are not properly represented in policy dialogue. At the same time, they receive minimal support from region-based CSOs, which are themselves struggling due to insufficient funding and low capacity to engage with policymakers and to advocate for programs and policies which benefit the interests of the rural population.

In order to improve the status quo, PMC Research will coach CSOs in the regions of Imereti, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kakheti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Adjara and Kvemo-Kartli about value chain research. The project team will develop a framework for product research, choose value chain analysis products and assist CSOs with data collection. Moreover, CSOs and LAGs will be supported to establish and manage information and resource desks and they will be encouraged to proactively supply the population with relevant information.

At the same time, the team will strive to increase awareness about DCFTA by providing policy briefs about the effects of the agreement, and will arrange semi-annual regional workshops to discuss the topic.

Finally, the project envisages supporting LAGs and CSOs, identifying and researching local products with the potential to enter European markets that will have a positive impact on local employment rates.



Please kindly follow the link below for detailed information about the project:
Regional Civil Society Organizations as Vectors of Rural Economic Development

 

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