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Presentation on the Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector in Tbilisi

25-Mar-2019

Presentation on the Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector in Tbilisi

On March 18, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the outcomes of the applied research "Analyzing Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector and its Value Chain in the City of Tbilisi – Using Smart Specialisation Methodology Components.”The main objective...

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Assisting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

18-Mar-2019

Assisting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

From March 6 to March 15, PMCG conducted two-day workshops on strategic planning in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in order to increase the capacity of approximately 70 representatives of ministries, state agencies and universities of Tajikistan. The workshops were based on the S...

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Promoting Rural Development in Mestia

11-Mar-2019

Promoting Rural Development in Mestia

PMC Research, within the European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development III (ENPARD III), is working together with Care Austria to promote rural development in the municipality of Mestia in Georgia.The main objective of the project is to address the...

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Analyzing Private Sector in Municipalities of Two Georgian Regions

07-Mar-2019

Analyzing Private Sector in Municipalities of Two Georgian Regions

On February 22, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research presented the outcomes of the study "Regional Market Assessment in Georgia by using the components of Smart Specialization."The main objective of this research was to map and analyze the private sector in Tbil...

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Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to Establish Framework of Fiscal Risk Monitoring

06-Mar-2019

Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to Establish Framework of Fiscal Risk Monitoring

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to establish a regular process and framework for the monitoring and reporting of fiscal risks.More specifically, we will prepare procedural guidelines for every stage of monitoring, review the existing s...

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Supporting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to Enhance Communication with Citizens

05-Mar-2019

Supporting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to Enhance Communication with Citizens

We recently finished assisting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia in developing strategic development, action and communication plans for 2018-2019. The main objectives of the project were to support the committee to define its goals and plan ...

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Supporting Georgian Government and Parliament to Deepen Integration with the EU

26-Feb-2019

Supporting Georgian Government and Parliament to Deepen Integration with the EU

For the next three years, we will be working with the Government of Georgia (GoG) and the Parliament of Georgia under the EU-funded project “Facility for the Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement II.”The main objective of the project is to advance the i...

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Discussing Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Government of Georgia

25-Feb-2019

Discussing Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Government of Georgia

On February 19, PMC Research conducted a presentation and discussion about the findings of the policy brief “Review of Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Georgian Government.” The main objective of the research was to study the extent to which the measurement of...

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Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

14-Feb-2019

Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

On February 11-12, an international conference entitled “Parliament and the Security Sector: New Challenges, Stronger Oversight” was held as part of the EU’s technical assistance project "Support to the Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia.”The Amba...

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PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

12-Feb-2019

PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

We recently finished assisting the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) by enhancing the water supply systems in different regions of Georgia. The main objective of the project was to supervise the construction, rehabilitation and renovation of the water suppl...

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PUBLICATIONS

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Black Sea Bulletin: Exchange Rates - 2018

11-Mar-2019

Black Sea Bulletin: Exchange Rates - 2018

In this bulletin, we discuss exchange rate dynamics in the countries of the Black Sea region during the period of 2014-2018. In particular, the exchange rates of these countries’ currencies against the USD and EUR and the nominal exchange rates of the Georgian Lari against curren...

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Black Sea Bulletin: External Trade - 2017

10-May-2018

Black Sea Bulletin: External Trade - 2017

In the first issue of the publication the main focus of discussion is individual and inter-regional external trade, helping us to identify the economic ties among the involved countries.

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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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