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Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

27-Dec-2018

Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

We are working with Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to develop investment catalogues in order to stimulate domestic and foreign direct investments in their respective municipalities.The project is aimed at supporting municipalities of Kutaisi and Batumi to explore and ide...

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Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

26-Dec-2018

Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) in order to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its Diplomatic Training and Research Institute (DTRI).  The DTRI is a legal entity of public law (LEPL) under the MFA providin...

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“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

17-Dec-2018

“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that on December 13, PMCG was honored to be named as a “Responsible Employer” in Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 known as Meliora. The contest, which was organized by the Center for Strategic Research and De...

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Sharing Georgia’s Experience in Doing Business Reforms with Kuwaiti Government

13-Dec-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Experience in Doing Business Reforms with Kuwaiti Government

On December 9-13, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Kuwait to educate them about Georgia’s successful experience of implementing effective economic reforms. The main objectives of the delegation’s tour to Georgia were to learn from the economic reforms enacted by...

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Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

05-Dec-2018

Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

On December 5, a stakeholder workshop was held under the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) in order to support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MoESCS) in the implementation of SCEPs in Georgian education system.VET program...

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Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

29-Nov-2018

Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of –research entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.The research is focused on studying the challenges facing S...

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Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

23-Nov-2018

Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

On November 21-22, an informative-consultative meeting of 4th category enterprise representatives took place in Batumi and Telavi. The event was intended to increase awareness of representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding new financial repor...

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Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

20-Nov-2018

Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) to implement reforms to the state management of intellectual property (IP) rights.The main aim of the project is to enhance Ukraine’s performance in managing IP and to develop a ...

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Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

16-Nov-2018

Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

On November 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Government of Georgia summarized four years of cooperation aimed at developing the Employment and Vocational Education and Training (EVET) system in Georgia.The summary focused on highlighting the a...

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Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

14-Nov-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

On November 9, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, delivered a presentation and shared Georgia’s experience of introducing economic reforms and innovations in the public sector to a delegation from Ukraine. “The focus was placed on the continuous and c...

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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Georgia was ranked 66th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index1 in 2018. During 2010-2018 Georgia’s position in the ranking was improving, except one year. In 2018, compared to 2017, Georgia’s position in the ranking improved by 1 place...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018

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On January 25, at 10:30 am, PMC Research hosted a presentation and public discussion of the research findings “Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative”.

The research aimed to highlight Georgia’s potential in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and to identify necessary steps that Georgia should take to strengthen its involvement in this regard.

The BRI represents an important opportunity for Georgia to become a transit hub, benefitting from the deepening of trade relations between China and Europe.
“Georgia has the potential to offer China an efficient trading platform with Europe and the study emphasized the areas that Georgia must develop to increase its attractiveness as a partner within the BRI” declared Mariam Zabakhidze, researcher at PMC Research.

According to the research, there are key issues that Georgia must develop to increase country’s engagement in the initiative:

  • Creation of a soft infrastructure tool at the regional level, such as unified tracking and tracing system to simplify border-crossing procedures;
  • Development of a national transportation strategy document that will coordinate different transport systems (ports, railways, etc.);
  • Establishment of an action plan to identify synergies between DCFTA and FTA with China;
  • Creation of a BRI harmonization unit that will ensure effective use of Georgia’s potential within the BRI.


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Mariam Zabakhidze and Rezo Beradze, researchers at PMC Research presented the study’s findings. Giorgi Papava, associate professor at Ilia State University, moderated the discussion.

Representatives of the Government of Georgia, various embassies, non-governmental organizations, international development institutions and private companies attended the event.
The study was conducted by PMC Research, as part of the project “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform”, with the support of Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG).

Follow the link for the full research:
Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

 

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