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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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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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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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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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Evaluating Progress of Penitentiary and Probation Reforms

03-Dec-2019

Evaluating Progress of Penitentiary and Probation Reforms

    We recently started working on a European Commission project focused on monitoring and assessing the implementation of the Strategy and 2019-2020 action Plan for the Development of Penitentiary and Crime Prevention Systems in Georgia. The aim of the pro...

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Evaluating GIZ Program Dedicated to Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education

03-Dec-2019

Evaluating GIZ Program Dedicated to Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education

    PMC Research is implementing a final evaluation survey to evaluate the results achieved within the program - Private Sector Development and Technical Vocational Education and Training South Caucasus – implemented by the South Caucasus Office of GIZ. &nb...

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PMC Research Elected as Fully-Fledged Member of Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) at Pre-presidency Conference in Zagreb

29-Nov-2019

PMC Research Elected as Fully-Fledged Member of Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) at Pre-presidency Conference in Zagreb

  We can happily announce that PMC Research has become a fully-fledged member of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) through which it will actively contribute to the work and development of the organization. It is both a great honor and respons...

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Presenting Research Outcomes: “Trade Facilitation Component of the Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future”

29-Nov-2019

Presenting Research Outcomes: “Trade Facilitation Component of the Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future”

  On November 26, PMC Research presented the results of its research entitled “Trade Facilitation Component of the Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future,” and held a subsequent discussion thereon.   The research is focused on the Georgian-Abkh...

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EU-Supported Khulo Local Action Group Partake in Kazbegi Study Visit to Enhance Guesthouse Management Knowledge

28-Nov-2019

EU-Supported Khulo Local Action Group Partake in Kazbegi Study Visit to Enhance Guesthouse Management Knowledge

During November 9-10, the EU-supported Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) organized a study visit to Kazbegi, in cooperation with the Kazbegi LAG to share experiences in the field of guesthouse management. Thirteen guesthouse operators participated in the workshops, whic...

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Increasing Institutional Capacity of Vocational Educational Institutions

27-Nov-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 college management teams in the accurate identification of colleges' goals and mission. ...

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PUBLICATIONS

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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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Hotel Price Index (August, 2019)

19-Sep-2019

Hotel Price Index (August, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 151 GEL per night in August 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 230 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 75 GEL per night.  

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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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Supporting the State Audit Office (SAO) to Review Its Communication Policy and Action Plan and Evaluate its “Budget Monitor” Platform

08-Nov-2016
Start Date:
November, 2016
End Date: January, 2017
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client:

Government of Georgia

Origin of Funding:

USAID/GGI






 

 




Project Description:

 

PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, in the USAID-funded program “Good Governance Initiative (GGI)”, is providing support to the State Audit Office (SAO) of Georgia to increase the capacity of the SAO by improving its communication policy.

The project is aimed to:

Review the SAO’s communication policy and action plan
Introduce a budget monitor by evaluating its final draft and providing practical recommendations on fine-tuning and promotion of the platform before it is officially presented publicly and made available through the internet

More specifically, PMCG is conducting the following activities:

1. Facilitate the review of the SAO’s communication policy and action plan

1.1 Review the SAO’s communication policy and draft an action plan and other relevant materials
1.2 Work with the SAO’s top and mid-level management to design and facilitate a workshop for reviewing of the SAO’s communication policy and action plan
1.3 Issue recommendations for improving the SAO’s communication policy and action plan

2. Review and evaluate the SAO’s budget monitor platform

2.1 Work with the SAO’s budget analysis and strategic planning and communications teams to design an appropriate evaluation approach for the budget monitor
2.2 Review and examine the budget monitor
2.3 Conduct interviews with the SAO’s senior management
2.4 Design and conduct a working meeting on developing recommendations for promoting the budget monitor
2.5 In line with the evaluation approach, develop a budget monitor evaluation report, including main findings of the evaluation, recommendations on improvement and promotion of the web-portal 
2.6 Present the findings and recommendations of the evaluation to the SAO and USAID

 

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)
Needs Assessment of the Public Audit Institute (PAI) of State Audit Office (SAO)
Assisting Parliament of Georgia to Develop Budgetary Process and Oversight Handbook for newly elected Members of Parliament and Budget Oversight System for Parliamentary Committees
Conducting Trainings in storytelling and publication for the State Audit Office (SAO)
Trainings for Civil Servants on Civil Service Reform in Georgia
Training for the Parliament’s Public Relations Department
Organizational Development and Training for Policy Analysis, Strategic Planning and Coordination Department at the Government of Georgia
Strengthening PR/Communications Department of the State Chancellery of the Government of Georgia

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