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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

04-Jun-2018

Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

On May 30, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference – “Good Governance and Economic Connectivity – best practices within the OSCE Region” - in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Aleksishvili discussed ways to...

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Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

22-May-2018

Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

We are working with the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) to introduce environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by P2M Berlin, is collaborating with the UWSCG to improve c...

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PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

16-May-2018

PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

PMC Research has launched a project entitled “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform – 2018” targeted at creating a platform to stimulate constructive and systematic policy debates and to establish cooperative practice among different political and social groups ...

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Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

14-May-2018

Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

We are collaborating with five Central Asian countries to develop their respective tourism industries, a forward step that will ultimately contribute to their economic development and growth.This cooperation is part of USAID’s Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity i...

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Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

03-May-2018

Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

On April 23-25, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka to share Georgia’s successful experience of implementing economic reforms in e-governance and public service. The study tour comprised presentations about steps toward, and ways of, introdu...

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Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

16-Apr-2018

Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

On April 13, a presentation of the project “EU Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” was held at the Parliament of Georgia.The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhid...

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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

03-May-2018

Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

High-quality education is one of the main determinants of economic growth. According to the “Government Program 2016-2020”, education is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. Since 2013, the allocated budget of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia...

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101: Georgia in International Rankings

05-Mar-2018

101: Georgia in International Rankings

Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data. ...

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Support to Policy Dialogue, Coordination and Reforms in Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) Related Sectors in Armenia

02-Nov-2015
Start Date:
November, 2015
End Date: November, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Armenia
Client:

Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia

Origin of Funding:

European Commission






 

 




Project Description:

 

PMCG was awarded a framework contract by European Commission (EC) in the consortium led by ADE to implement the following project: Support to policy dialogue, coordination and reforms in Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) related sectors in Armenia.

PMCG’s experts provide support and advice to the Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms (MIEIR) in tight collaboration with the Ministry of Finance) and the EU delegation and its development partners (WB, ADB, EBRD, KFW, EIB, IMF) in establishing policy dialogue, coordination and a monitoring mechanism in key infrastructure sector projects (targeted sectors: Transport, energy and water).

The project is divided into 3 components:
Component 1: Improving technical decision making tools and monitoring capacity
Component 2: Improving inter-institutional technical coordination
Component 3: Improving policy framework and policy dialogue

Desired outputs of these components will be as follows:
Component 1: Project assessment, coordination and monitoring tools for targeted sectors and projects
Component 2: Project database (prototype), consolidated project pipeline, other registry (e.g. asset registry for potential public investment project); Set up a donor coordination mechanism (organize regular meetings)
Component 3: Recommendations for legislative, regulatory and/or institutional framework improvement in targeted sectors; a monitoring tool for the implementation of recommendations and other sector related reforms

Types of services provided under different components:

Component 1:

  • The expert team supports the MIEIR in developing guidelines, methodologies and mechanisms for performing cross-sectoral and specific project assessment and monitoring
  • The team provides technical support to the MIEIR to perform project assessment and monitoring and enhance staff abilities to adjust the assessment methodology in line with the current socioeconomic situation and needs, while ensuring that the principles of transparency, effectiveness and efficiency are upheld


Component 2: 

  • The expert team assists the MIEIR in establishing a database of ongoing and planned infrastructure projects to avoid project duplication and inefficiencies
  • The team provides advice to set up technical coordination mechanisms with different line ministries and the donor community, leading to a progressive institutionalization of coordination mechanisms


Component 3: 

  • The expert team provides recommendations for legislative, regulatory and/or institutional framework improvement in targeted sectors
  • The team creates a monitoring tool for the implementation of recommendations and other sector related reforms


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