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Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

31-Aug-2018

Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

We are collaborating with the Government of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of its strategic decisions and current policies. Overall, the project aims to improve budget planning and execution, trea...

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All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

29-Aug-2018

All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

On August 13-14, we hosted Mr. Gary V. Kinney, Vice President at Kinney Advisory Services and former Senior Contracts Officer at USAID, to deliver a training course for our team members entitled “Doing Business with USAID.” As part of the two-day training, Mr. Kinney sh...

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Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

24-Aug-2018

Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

PMC Research recently finished working on value chain analyses of three agricultural products in three specific regions, namely broccoli in Kvemo Kartli region, mandarins in Adjara region, and raspberries in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The main goals of these studies...

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

21-Aug-2018

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

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 jour...

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Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

17-Aug-2018

Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

At the beginning of August, PMC Research started working on a Country Note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) in order to study its impact on Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC). The main goal of the pr...

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in its implementation. The working meeting aimed to inform CSOs about the possibilities and requirements of t...

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PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

24-Jul-2018

PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

PMCG is excited and proud to announce that PMC Research was recently given a 5-star rating for transparency by international organization Transparify.  Such an award is the highest possible rating issued by Transparify, and reflects exemplary transparency in PMC R...

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New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

05-Jul-2018

New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

On June 26, the newly simplified Financial Reporting Standard for Category IV-Entities was adopted with the goal to improve the quality and transparency of corporate financial statements, according to the decree of the Head of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

04-Jul-2018

Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

On June 29, Mr. David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in a conference entitled “The anti-corruption policies and measures”, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU Delegation to Armenia. Mr. Lezhava’s presen...

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Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia.On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, p...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian…

10-Jul-2018

Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian Lari Exchange Rate

For the period of 2014 to 2017, in every first quarter of each year compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the nominal exchange rate of the Georgian Lari (GEL) against the US Dollar (USD) depreciated. This trend stopped this year though as in the first quarter of 201...

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PMC Research is working on a country note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) under the Emerging Markets Forum project on the BRI.
The aim of the project is to study the impact of the BRI on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) and ascertain how these countries individually and through regional cooperative efforts can maximize the benefits of the BRI and manage any potential risks.

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Emerging Markets Forum

Origin of Funding:

Emerging Markets Forum

 

The aim of the research is to study the challenges facing SMEs in Georgia in terms of access to finance, which will be conducted as part of the project “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the CAREC Institute (CI).
The paper will be included in the ADBI’s and CI’s working papers and will be published as a separate chapter in a book jointly published by the ADB, the ADB and the CI.

Start Date:
May, 2018
End Date: March, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), CAREC Institute (CI)

Origin of Funding:

ADB, ADBI, CI

 

The main objective of the project is to rehabilitate/implement environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The project aims to improve communal services provision for the population in an environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and sustainable manner. Moreover, the project's goal is to prepare Legally Binding Land Use Plan for Stepantsminda.

Start Date:
September, 2018
End Date: May, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG)

Origin of Funding:

KfW Development Bank

 

The overall objective of the project is to improve the reliability, safety and efficiency of public transport. More specifically, it aims to support the Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC) in the development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP), providing an essential planning tool for Tbilisi in the establishment of sustainable mobility solutions, including public transport.

Start Date:
April, 2018
End Date: April, 2020
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

Tbilisi Transport Company LLC

Origin of Funding:

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

The project aims to foster linkages between multi-national corporations (MNCs) operating in Georgia and local small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to contribute to economic growth in Georgia. Such connections will support the inclusion of Georgian SMEs in the global value chain, which is important for growth, development, as well as increasing employment and improving competitiveness.

Start Date:
August, 2017
End Date: October, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development (MoESD)

Origin of Funding:

DFID

 

The project is being implemented under the World Bank project Public Finance Management Modernization Project II (PFMII) which aims to improve the effectiveness and transparency of public financial management in Tajikistan.

Start Date:
February, 2018
End Date: February, 2019
Region: Central Asia
Country: Tajikistan
Client: 

The Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank

 

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI), is supporting the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) in the development of a performance evaluation framework.

Start Date:
January, 2018
End Date: April, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID / GGI

 

PMCG is working with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Georgia (MRDI) to develop a mid-term (8-10 year) strategy of decentralization and good governance at the local level, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI).

Start Date:
February, 2018
End Date: May, 2018
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: 

The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI)

Origin of Funding:

USAID / GGI

 

The project aims to assist the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) of Azerbaijan to prepare a Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review (SEER) for its justice sector, which is intended to inform dialogue between justice entities and other relevant entities such as the Ministry of Finance, as well as other stakeholders such as representatives of academia, civil society and the country’s development partners.

Start Date:
January, 2018
End Date: January, 2019
Region: Caucasus
Country: Azerbaijan
Client: 

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Origin of Funding:

The World Bank

 

The project is designed to conduct an external evaluation of the impact of the pilot program “Improving Tax Policy Analysis and Development in Partner Countries (TaxDev)” which is being delivered by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Start Date:
December, 2017
End Date: February, 2018
Region: Africa
Country: Ethiopia, Ghana
Client: 

Institute of Fiscal Studies

Origin of Funding:

Department for International Development (DFID)

 

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