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Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

13-Feb-2020

Business Management and Marketing Trainings for First Rural Development Grant Winners in Khulo Municipality

From July 2019 to January 2020, business management and marketing trainings were held for beneficiaries of the first rural development grant competition at the European Neighborhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) Khulo office.   The pu...

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Strengthening Public Defender of Georgia’s Outreach Function

12-Feb-2020

Strengthening Public Defender of Georgia’s Outreach Function

The project is being implemented as part of the USAID/Georgia Human and Institutional Capacity Development 2020 Activity (HICD 2020). The main goal of the project is to strengthen the effectiveness of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia’s outreach.   Thr...

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Supporting Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) by Sharing Experience of Successful Reforms in Georgia

11-Feb-2020

Supporting Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC) by Sharing Experience of Successful Reforms in Georgia

On 3-7 February, PMCG hosted a study tour for representatives of Liberia’s Public Procurement and Concessions Commission (PPCC), which was conducted with the financial support of the African Development Bank.   The aim of the study tour was to share Georgia’s p...

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Trainings in Financial Accounting for the Winner of Rural Development Grant Competition in Khulo Municipality

04-Feb-2020

Trainings in Financial Accounting for the Winner of Rural Development Grant Competition in Khulo Municipality

On 28-29 January, trainings in financial accounting were provided to winners of the first Rural Development (RD) grant competition held in Khulo municipality. The aim of the trainings was to enhance beneficiaries’ knowledge of business accounting management. At this ...

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Optimizing Georgian Parliamentary Research Center’s Organizational Structure

31-Jan-2020

Optimizing Georgian Parliamentary Research Center’s Organizational Structure

We have recently started working with the Georgian Parliamentary Research Center (GPRC) to assist with the development of a streamlined management system and to increase its operational effectiveness. This activity is part of a project being implemented under the USA...

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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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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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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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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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PUBLICATIONS

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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 2017 Program Budget of Batumi City Municipality and Citizens’ Guide

15-Nov-2016
Start Date:
September, 2016
End Date: February, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI






 

 




Project Description:

 

PMCG, as part of the consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing support to Batumi City Municipality to develop its 2017 priority-based program budget and citizens’ guide.

The project aims to support Batumi to:

  • Define mid-term priorities, directions and programs for Batumi City Municipality’s development
  • Ensure effective, efficient, transparent and priority-based use of public resources based on a needs-oriented 2017 program budget
  • Develop evaluation and monitoring framework for budgetary processes, to institutionalize monitoring and evaluation processes in regards to the implementation of programs and sub-programs
  • Implement one of the commitments of OGP NAP 2016-2017 aimed at increasing public awareness of the budgeting process at the local level
  • Elaborate an effective mechanism of communication with the local population and prepare the base for an effective participatory budget process


More specifically, PMCG’s team will perform the following activities:

1. Priority Document and Program Based Budget:

  • Assist staff of Batumi City Municipality to develop and finalize the Priority Document for 2017-2020 and an initial draft of the 2017 program budget taking into consideration the MoF’s methodological guidelines, City Development Strategy and other relevant strategic documents both at central and local levels
  • Assist staff of the Budget and PR services of the Batumi City Municipality in planning and facilitation of a series of public meetings with citizens and broader groups of stakeholders to present draft Priority Document and the 2017 program budget. During the meetings, the current level of public information and awareness, and the level of public interest regarding the budget process at the local level, will be also assessed
  • Facilitate finalization of 2017 programs, sub-programs and performance indicators and assist the Batumi City Municipality in the development of a final draft 2017 program budget that will also include allocation for participatory budgeting
  • Assist staff of the Batumi City Municipality to develop an institutional monitoring and evaluation framework for performing the monitoring and evaluation functions of budget programs and sub-programs


2. Citizens’ Guide to better understand local budget for FY17:

  • Develop outline of Citizens’ Guide for Batumi City Municipality
  • Develop Citizens’ Guide for Batumi City Municipality
  • Present Citizens’ Guide to representatives of targeted audience

 

Background information:

USAID has awarded Tetra Tech ARD with a 5-year contract under the Office of Democracy and Governance, whose purpose is to support the Government of Georgia in strengthening overall transparency, accountability and effectiveness of selected governance and service delivery systems. GGI’s work targets the legislative and executive branches at both the central and local government levels. To ensure greater government accountability, GGI works with government and civil society representatives to enhance public participation and disseminate public information about key reforms. This activity addresses the Governing Justly and Democratically Objective of U.S. Government Foreign Assistance, and especially the promotion of well-governed states and civil society areas.

The objectives of GGI are to improve administrative and financial management of public institutions at all levels, to increase civic engagement and improved access to independent, reliable and balanced information relevant to Georgia’s good governance, to strengthen policy development and lawmaking processes and to strengthen institutional oversight of government.

Follow the links below for related projects:


Good Governance Initiative (GGI)
Assisting the legal drafting team of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia in adoption of the Law of Georgia on Remuneration in Public Institutions
Supporting Civil Service Bureau of Georgia to develop Job Evaluation Methodology
Strengthening the Human Resource Capacity of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia

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