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Sharing Results of Research - "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” - with Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

23-Jan-2020

Sharing Results of Research - "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” - with Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

On 22 January, a presentation of the research paper entitled "Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” was held at the Levan Mikeladze Diplomatic Training and Research Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Geor...

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Enhancing Capacity of Georgian Farmers’ Association

08-Jan-2020

Enhancing Capacity of Georgian Farmers’ Association

  We are working with the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) to support the strengthening of its internal capacity, aiming to increase its membership base, financial sustainability and independence. More specifically, we are assisting the GFA to develop a costin...

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Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

19-Dec-2019

Supporting Growth of Rural SMEs in Georgia and Armenia

  We recently completed a research project, aimed at identifying constraints affecting the development of rural small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Georgia and Armenia, and ascertaining how these can be overcome. PMC Research focused  on the evaluation of...

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Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

15-Dec-2019

Training in Practical Marketing for First Rural Development Grant Competition Beneficiaries in Khulo Municipality

On December 12-15, practical marketing training was conducted for 20 guesthouse owners in Khulo municipality, aimed at enhancing their knowledge and introducing the marketing tools necessary for the development of their respective businesses. The 4-day course served ...

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Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

13-Dec-2019

Presenting Research Outcomes: “Russia's Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response”

On December 12, PMC Research presented the outcomes of its research entitled “Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response” and subsequently held a discussion thereon. The purpose of the research was to study the nature an...

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Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

13-Dec-2019

Working with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport to Implement Newly-Adopted Law on Vocational Education and Training

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MoESCS), under a UNDP project designed to support the Ministry in the implementation of the newly-adopted law on vocational education and training (VET). The new law was adopted in April...

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Supporting ICGFM Conference Dedicated to Public Financial Management on Sectoral Service Delivery

10-Dec-2019

Supporting ICGFM Conference Dedicated to Public Financial Management on Sectoral Service Delivery

  On December 2-4, the International Consortium on Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM) hosted the 2019 Winter Training Conference at the International Monetary Fund’s Washington office where the focus was on Public Financial Management (PFM) Impact on Sect...

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Business Climate Index in Georgia Being Established by the Georgian Business Association and PMC Research

10-Dec-2019

Business Climate Index in Georgia Being Established by the Georgian Business Association and PMC Research

  Together with the Business Association Georgia (BAG), we have started working on the development of the BAG Index, which is focused on evaluating the business climate in Georgia.   The quarterly BAG Index and Employment Barometer, as well as the biannua...

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Meeting with Governor and Five Mayors to Present Design for a Regional Landfill in Kvemo Kartli

09-Dec-2019

Meeting with Governor and Five Mayors to Present Design for a Regional Landfill in Kvemo Kartli

  PMCG and its international partner – the Engineering Company (HPC) - held a meeting with Kvemo Kartli’s Governor and the mayors of five municipalities (Tetri Tskaro, Marneuli, Dmanisi, Bolnisi and Tsalka) and the project beneficiary – Solid Waste Management Co...

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Increasing Institutional Capacity of Vocational Educational Institutions

09-Dec-2019

Increasing Institutional Capacity of Vocational Educational Institutions

  PMC Research has launched a new project entitled “Strengthening VET institutions’ capacity in the development of needs-based project ideas and proposals.”   The project aims to train management teams of vocational colleges in the accurate assessment of ...

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Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

27-Jan-2020

Hotel Price Index ( December , 2019 )

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 140 GEL per night in December 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 213 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 69 GEL per night.  

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Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

16-Dec-2019

Hotel Price Index (October, 2019)

In October 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index3 decreased by 5.9% compared to September 2019. The 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotel price index decreased by 5.9%, while for guesthouses, the price index decreased by 6.2%.  

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Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

28-Oct-2019

Hotel Price Index (September, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 145 GEL per night in September 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 227 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 73 GEL per night.  

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Developing the Strategy and Action Plan for High Mountainous Regions of Georgia

18-Aug-2016
Start Date:
August, 2016
End Date: November, 2016
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:

Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI)

Origin of Funding:

UNDP






 

 




Project Description:

 

The objective of the assignment is to support the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) to develop a methodology to prepare and draft the Strategy for Developing the Mountain Regions of Georgia, and to facilitate drafting of the Strategy, Action Plan and Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the High Mountainous Regions of Georgia.

The methodology, consistent with EU framework policies and the best European and/or international practices, outlines the actions to be undertaken to develop the Strategy and the format or specifications of the strategy along with its respective Action Plan and monitoring and evaluation instruments.

The methodology addresses the following:

  • Conducting context analysis for the elaboration of the Strategy and diagnostic methods for identifying the policy, social, economic or other types of needs or gaps at various levels including national, regional and municipal
  • Conducting SWOT analysis to define the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities or threats of relevance for the development of mountainous or high land areas in Georgia
  • Defining an overall vision (general objectives) of socioeconomic development of Georgia’s mountainous and high land areas
  • Defining medium-term priorities/strategic objectives for the development of mountainous and high land areas in Georgia
  • Defining the Action Plan format consolidating programs (groups of activities), projects, initiatives or activities which contribute to the implementation of medium-term strategic objectives
  • Elaborating the monitoring and evaluation system to measure progress in accomplishing the strategic objectives
  • Public engagement, civil society consultation and awareness raising
  • Institutional setup of the Strategy elaboration process defining the main roles or responsibilities of all key actors involved at national, regional or municipal levels


The purpose of the strategy is to provide a framework of justified objectives (based on, but not limited to, the goals and outcomes/outputs listed in the 2015 Law on Mountainous Areas) and to show how achievement of these objectives derives from the implementation of specific preferences listed in the adopted Law of 2015; the Strategy will also cover: actions that will be eligible for funding from the Mountain Development Fund; implementation and evaluation of individual projects funded by relevant Regional Action Plans and Municipal Action Plans; rural and agricultural development programs and funds; and SME development funds under the Ministry of Economic and Sustainable Development.

The Strategy focuses on the following priorities and actions:

  • Social Security and Healthcare
  • Education, Science, Culture and Sport
  • Utility Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Other Sectors of Economic Development (Industry, Trade, Transport, Public Services, etc.)
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources & Environment Protection


The Action Plan and M&E Framework associated with the Strategy and Action Plan is used to monitor the progress of the implementation and covers the 2017-2019 period. 

Under the assignment, PMCG will:

  • Collect and analyze appropriate national and regional mountainous area development strategies and action plans and will identify important gaps in available sets of important baseline data
  • Prepare the Strategy and Action Plan



Background information:

 

UNDP’s Regional and Local Development (RLD) project has provided substantial legal and policy support to the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI), the Parliament Committee for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy between 2014 and 2015 to help prepare and finalize the draft Law on Mountainous Areas. This was adopted by Parliament on 31 July 2015.

The overall aim of the Law is to raise the welfare of citizens living in mountainous regions by:

  • Raising their standard of living
  • Promoting employment
  • Improving their economic and social standards


The Law enables a National Council of Mountain Development to be established under the authority of the Prime Minister, with the following powers:

  • To endorse and submit the high mountainous settlements development Strategy and Action Plan for government adoption
  • To endorse and submit agricultural and other economic infrastructure development programs
  • To make recommendations to relevant ministries concerning actions they should take arising from the development Strategy, the Action Plan, and the implementation of the development program
  • To make recommendations to the Government for inclusion/deletion of settlements from the registry of high mountainous settlements
  • To exercise the powers assigned by this Law, as well as other powers assigned by the legislation of Georgia


Follow the links below for related projects:

Support for Preparation of General Methodology for Municipal Priority Document, Design Municipal Priority Documents for 22 Municipalities and Update Comprehensive Regional Action Plans for 6 Regions of Georgia
Regional Development Strategy Context Analysis of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara
Adjara Autonomous Republic Rural Development Strategy
Assisting Kutaisi City Municipality in Elaboration of the Economic Development Strategy
Development of Strategic Plan and Action Plan for Central Harmonization Unit

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