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Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

17-Sep-2019

Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

On September 9, we presented the findings of our latest research project entitled “Labor Migration and Private Employment Agencies in Georgia.” The main objective of the research was to examine the work of employment agencies operating in Georgia with an emphasis o...

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PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

05-Sep-2019

PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

We are pleased to announce that PMCG has been accepted as a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. By joining this network, we affirm our commitment to ensuring that our strategies and operations...

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Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

07-Aug-2019

Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

We are collaborating with Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) in order to promote innovative activities among micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia and to enhance their participation in the digital economy.With this in mind, the Inno...

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Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

07-Aug-2019

Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

On July 30, PMCG and the Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) hosted an event to present and discuss a new book entitled “Migration Management - From International Practice to Georgian Model.” The book’s author is George Jashi and has been publ...

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Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

01-Aug-2019

Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

During June and July, PMC Research visited Lagodekhi, Ambrolauri, Marneuli, Mtskheta, Gori, Akhaltsikhe, Zugdidi, Lanchkhuti, Batumi and Kutaisi municipalities as part of the EU project - “Networking for Efficiency and Development (N4ED) – a News Modality for Effective ...

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Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

31-Jul-2019

Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

On July 22-26, a training module was conducted for potential members of the local action group (LAG) Mestia in order to enhance their communication skills through social media. Since LAG members actively communicate with various groups, including local government offici...

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Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

26-Jul-2019

Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC), has successfully completed collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) in order to implement intellectual property (IP) rights reform under a UK Government...

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Letter of Condolence

25-Jul-2019

Letter of Condolence

We are deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Roy Southworth, an outstanding professional in the field of international development and member of PMCG’s Board.His experience, wisdom and knowledge gave us the confidence and direction for PMCG to develop.As a country manager...

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Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

24-Jul-2019

Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) recently included PMC Research’s paper “Leveraging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance Through Value Chains in Georgia” in its working papers.The main objective of the study was to examine the challenges facing small and...

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Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

22-Jul-2019

Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zurab Jikia, a high-profile professional with sound experience in water infrastructure management, has joined our team.We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Jikia, whose areas of expertise include managing and coordinating components of pro...

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

30-Aug-2019

Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 148 GEL per night in July 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 224 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 73 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in...

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Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

22-Jul-2019

Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 137 GEL per night in June 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 232 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

21-Jun-2019

Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 128 GEL per night in May 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 219 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a ...

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“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

21-Aug-2018

On July 17-19, as a lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia hosted the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi.

The event gathered high-level representatives of the public sector, civil society, private sector, parliament, academia, researchers, and journalists from OGP countries to discuss their achievements and current challenges hindering their countries’ further development.

Aiming to inspire OGP reformers to raise the level of ambition and to facilitate an open government agenda to address new challenges and improve the lives of citizens around the world, the focus of the Summit was placed on civic engagement, ways of fighting corruption, and ways to improve service delivery.

Georgia’s successful reforms and the ways in which it significantly improved its good governance and transparency practices were under the spotlight in the various panel discussions and the Summit as a whole.

The story of the country and the recent challenges Georgia has been facing was told in a recently published video prepared by US-based international development company Democracy International, courtesy of USAID funding. The video aimed to emphasize how Georgia’s membership in the OGP has helped to foster transparency and accountability in the country since joining in 2012.

Contributors to the reforms, such as former representatives of the Government of Georgia, civil society organizations, and other parties recalled the situation before Georgia decided to make these significant steps.

“2004 was the first entry point in these reforms. After the reforms it was not just fighting against corruption, but mainly the approach of the government was to simplify processes, to get rid of this so-called Soviet legacy that we had in the economy, that we had in everyday life”, recalled Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG and former Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy of Georgia.



“The Government of Georgia (GoG) has already improved its budget transparency, however this has not been matched with an increase in meaningful citizen participation in the budget process. We are confident that we, non-state actors, should work together with the GoG to open participation mechanisms that involve the public in the formulation of the executive budget,” explained Mikheil Kukava, Senior Consultant at PMCG.

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