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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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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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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

05-Nov-2018

doing business 2019

We congratulate the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan with their countries’ substantial improvements in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. 

Azerbaijan has moved from 57th place in 2018 to 25th place, and is among the ten economies to have made the most emphatic improvement in performance on the Doing Business Indicators compared to 2017-2018.

Azerbaijan has implemented eight reforms that makes it easier to do business since 2017-18. The country has opened a single window at the Baku City Executive Office for dealing with construction permits thereby reducing the time required to obtain a building permit by 80 days. 

The country has doubled its Getting Credit score to reach 80.00 largely as a result of the introduction of a new secured transactions law and insolvency law, which has brought the implementation of a functional secured transactions system, broadened the scope of assets that can be used as collateral, and provided better conditions for secured creditors. Azerbaijan has also set up a unified, modern and notice-based collateral registry, and has improved access to credit information by establishing a new credit bureau.

According to the 2019 rankings, Kazakhstan is among 46 economies that improved the most across three or more Doing Business indicators in 2017/18, and moved overall from 36th place in 2018 to 28th. 

The country has made notable progress in the following areas: making it easier to start up a business by reducing the time required for value added tax registration; allowing for smoother cross-border trade by introducing an electronic customs declaration system (ASTANA-1 IS) as well as by reducing customs administrative fees; and in enforcing contracts by making judgments rendered at all levels in commercial cases publicly available and publishing performance measurement reports on local commercial courts. 

“PMCG is particularly delighted with this positive news, as we, together with our partners and international institutions, strive to deliver progress. We would like to once again congratulate the governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan on such remarkable progress and wish them both even more success in the nearest future,” said David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG.

 

Follow this link for more detailed information:

http://www.doingbusiness.org/en/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2019 

 

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