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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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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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