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Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

17-Sep-2019

Analyzing Labor Migration Trends

On September 9, we presented the findings of our latest research project entitled “Labor Migration and Private Employment Agencies in Georgia.” The main objective of the research was to examine the work of employment agencies operating in Georgia with an emphasis o...

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PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

05-Sep-2019

PMCG Joins United Nations Global Compact

We are pleased to announce that PMCG has been accepted as a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. By joining this network, we affirm our commitment to ensuring that our strategies and operations...

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Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

07-Aug-2019

Supporting Georgian MSMEs to Attract Funds for Development

We are collaborating with Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) in order to promote innovative activities among micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Georgia and to enhance their participation in the digital economy.With this in mind, the Inno...

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Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

07-Aug-2019

Discussing Challenges and Opportunities of Migration Management

On July 30, PMCG and the Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) hosted an event to present and discuss a new book entitled “Migration Management - From International Practice to Georgian Model.” The book’s author is George Jashi and has been publ...

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Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

01-Aug-2019

Introducing Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Systems (PMESs) in Georgian Municipalities

During June and July, PMC Research visited Lagodekhi, Ambrolauri, Marneuli, Mtskheta, Gori, Akhaltsikhe, Zugdidi, Lanchkhuti, Batumi and Kutaisi municipalities as part of the EU project - “Networking for Efficiency and Development (N4ED) – a News Modality for Effective ...

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Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

31-Jul-2019

Advancing Communication Capacity of LAG Members

On July 22-26, a training module was conducted for potential members of the local action group (LAG) Mestia in order to enhance their communication skills through social media. Since LAG members actively communicate with various groups, including local government offici...

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Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

26-Jul-2019

Collaborating with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to Implement IP Rights Reform

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP UK (PwC), has successfully completed collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) in order to implement intellectual property (IP) rights reform under a UK Government...

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Letter of Condolence

25-Jul-2019

Letter of Condolence

We are deeply saddened by the death of Mr. Roy Southworth, an outstanding professional in the field of international development and member of PMCG’s Board.His experience, wisdom and knowledge gave us the confidence and direction for PMCG to develop.As a country manager...

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Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

24-Jul-2019

Our Research on Status of SME Finance in Georgia Published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) recently included PMC Research’s paper “Leveraging Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Finance Through Value Chains in Georgia” in its working papers.The main objective of the study was to examine the challenges facing small and...

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Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

22-Jul-2019

Welcoming Our New Consultant in Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Zurab Jikia, a high-profile professional with sound experience in water infrastructure management, has joined our team.We extend a warm welcome to Mr. Jikia, whose areas of expertise include managing and coordinating components of pro...

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PUBLICATIONS

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

30-Aug-2019

Hotel Price Index (July, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 148 GEL per night in July 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 224 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 73 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in...

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Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

22-Jul-2019

Hotel Price Index (June, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 137 GEL per night in June 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 232 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

21-Jun-2019

Hotel Price Index (May, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 128 GEL per night in May 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 219 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 76 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a ...

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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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