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PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

10-May-2019

PMCG Joins Professional Services Council to Enhance Collaboration Between Industry and Government

We are pleased to announce that we recently became a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), a leading advocate and resource for the government technology and professional services industry.“Being part of the council will give us an opportunity to contribute ...

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PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

06-May-2019

PMCG Contributes to Enhancing Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

We recently completed a European Union project designed to enhance parliamentary oversight in the security sector and to increase transparency by ensuring effective parliamentary oversight of defense and security agencies and improving relevant legislation of Georgia.&n...

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Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

25-Apr-2019

Supporting Enterprise Georgia to Enhance its Institutional Capacity

We recently launched a new project aiming to strengthen the organizational performance and bolster the institutional effectiveness of Enterprise Georgia.Enterprise Georgia is a subordinated agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and it ...

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Supporting Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

18-Apr-2019

Supporting Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) to Enhance its Institutional Effectiveness

We are collaborating with the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center (EMC) to enhance its organizational structure and performance. The EMC is a non-governmental organization, focusing on the fields of human rights (including social, women’s, and minority rig...

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PMCG’s CEO Shares Experience of Fighting Corruption at IMF Spring Meetings

15-Apr-2019

PMCG’s CEO Shares Experience of Fighting Corruption at IMF Spring Meetings

On April 11, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, participated in the IMF Spring Meetings Seminar “Curbing Corruption by Improving Economic Governance in the Middle East and Central Asia.”The main goal of the seminar was to identify key areas of economic gover...

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Supporting SMEs to Enhance their Competitiveness on International Markets

11-Apr-2019

Supporting SMEs to Enhance their Competitiveness on International Markets

On March 25, we conducted a training for representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding various aspects of international trade and development activities under EBRD initiative “Trade Ready.”The main objective of this project as a whole, as well ...

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Building Capacity of Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) in Research

10-Apr-2019

Building Capacity of Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) in Research

We recently launched a new project aiming to enhance the efficiency and reliability of the research conducted by the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI).The project will enhance the capacity of trainees in conducting research by develop...

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Supporting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Enhance Business Process Management

08-Apr-2019

Supporting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Enhance Business Process Management

We recently launched a new project aiming to assist the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia, the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labor, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia, the Social Service Agency and...

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Supporting Public Internal Control Department (PICD) to Fight Fraud

04-Apr-2019

Supporting Public Internal Control Department (PICD) to Fight Fraud

On March 29-30, we conducted a workshop for public internal auditors at the Public Internal Control Department (PICD) in order to enhance their capacity in fraud detection. The main objective of this workshop was to enable internal auditors to implement fraud detection...

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Assisting Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia to Increase the 2019 Budget Allocation for Biodiversity by GEL 300,000

02-Apr-2019

Assisting Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia to Increase the 2019 Budget Allocation for Biodiversity by GEL 300,000

We recently supported the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to engage in successful budget advocacy with the Ministry of Finance and the Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, thereby increasing th...

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Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

22-Apr-2019

Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

In March 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index increased by 5.1% compared to February 2019. The prices of hotels in Tbilisi increased by 4.2%. In March 2019, compared to February 2019, the increase of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to increased number of tourists tr...

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Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

14-Mar-2019

Hotel Price Index (February, 2019)

In February 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index decreased by 1.7% compared to January 2019. In Tbilisi, the hotel prices decreased by 1.9%. The decrease of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to decreased number of tourists' trips. In February 2019, compared to January 2019...

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Hotel Price Index (January, 2019)

25-Feb-2019

Hotel Price Index (January, 2019)

In January 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index decreased by 3.9% compared to December 2018. Among ten regions of Georgia and Tbilisi, in January 2019, compared to December 2018, the hotel prices increased only in Racha (1.3%). In Tbilisi, hotel prices decreased by 4.2%. In Jan...

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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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