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Assisting Vocational Education Institutions to Introduce Higher Standards

08-Oct-2019

Assisting Vocational Education Institutions to Introduce Higher Standards

PMC Research has recently started working on a new project aiming to develop practical and effective mechanisms that will contribute to the institutional strengthening of vocational education and training (VET) institutions in Georgia.More specifically, under the UNDP...

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Functional Regions and Competitive Economic Sectors in Kakheti, Tbilisi and Kutaisi

26-Sep-2019

Functional Regions and Competitive Economic Sectors in Kakheti, Tbilisi and Kutaisi

On September 19-20, PMC Research participated in a conference organized by the Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC) and presented three research reports which related to identification of functional regions and analysis of competitive advantages.During the two-da...

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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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PUBLICATIONS

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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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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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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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