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Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

25-Jun-2019

Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

We are glad to announce the arrival of Giorgi Papava to our team, as our new Consultant in Economic Policy, Economic Governance and Public Finance Management (PFM). We welcome Mr. Papava, who brings with him sound experience in the field of economy, international t...

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Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

20-Jun-2019

Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

On June 18-19, we participated in, and presented two Georgian projects at, the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 in Brussels, the first time that projects from Georgia have been showcased at the forum in its 14-year history. The EDD, organized by the European Co...

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Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

19-Jun-2019

Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

We have recently started working on a new project, which is aimed at supporting the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to adopt a legislative initiative entitled “Green Lines.” This initiative is designed to set standar...

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USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

19-Jun-2019

USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

On June 7, USAID Georgia Economic Security Program was officially launched. This five-year program aims to foster broad growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) outside of agriculture that show strong potential to create jobs, increase income, and support ...

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Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

18-Jun-2019

Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

On June 11, PMC Research conducted a presentation and public discussion on the outcomes of the research ”Municipal Social Policy Analysis in the Shida Kartli Region" in Gori. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate existing municipal social programs in Sh...

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PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

12-Jun-2019

PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

We recently finished assisting the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) in its aim to develop its capacity to achieve consistently increased budget allocations for the biodiversity agenda.PMCG has identified priority areas in biodiver...

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Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

10-Jun-2019

Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

On May 20-27, PMCG conducted a 6-day training course regarding environmental management systems for the representatives of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC).As TTC employees’ work deals with many waste and hazardous materials, it is vital that they have sound environmenta...

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Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

05-Jun-2019

Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

On May 20-22, Bondo Bolkvadze, Consultant at PMCG, participated in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference entitled “Towards Regional Economic Connectivity – National Mechanisms for Trade and Transport Facilitation” in Ashgaba...

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PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

04-Jun-2019

PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

On May 30, PMCG participated in the SID-Washington annual conference entitled “Solving Wicked Problems of Development.”“This conference provides a unique chance to engage different groups of society in debates on important global issues today, and to establish strategic...

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PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

03-Jun-2019

PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

On May 27-28, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues (IDD) in the panel “Incentivizing Change: The Role of Public Finance Management.”IDD is a global development forum, which gathers policy-makers, bus...

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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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Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

27-May-2019

Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 123 GEL per night in April 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 215 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 70 GEL per night.The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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

02-Apr-2019

Georgia Nature


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 the 2019 state budget allocation for biodiversity. 

“Our cooperation was very successful. PMCG provided high-quality consultancy and dealt with very challenging tasks in a professional manner. Together we supported the MEPA’s efforts to convince the Ministry of Finance to substantially increase government funding for biodiversity,” said Tornike Phulariani, Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BioFin) National Coordinator in Georgia.

We have now set a precedent, increasing the MEPA’s biodiversity appropriation and, as a result, the Department of Biodiversity and Forestry of this ministry, as well as a number of biodiversity-related programs, now have a significantly bigger common budget with which to work.

“The increased funding will help to enhance compliance with applicable international standards and requirements, which will eventually translate into a richer biodiversity,” said Mikheil Kukava, Senior Public Financial Management Consultant at PMCG.

As part of this project, we will also conduct trainings for MEPA representatives in order to ensure that they can carry out budget advocacy themselves in the future. 

The project is being implemented in collaboration with the BioFin under a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project.

 

Please kindly follow the link below for detailed information about the project:
Support to the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture for Improvement of State Funding for Biodiversity

 

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