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Supporting Water Policy Reform in Georgia

17-Jul-2019

Supporting Water Policy Reform in Georgia

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) in order to enhance water and wastewater management system decentralization in Guria and Mtskheta-Mtianeti regions.More specifically, PMCG will collect primary and secondary data re...

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Analyzing the Diversification of the Rural Economy in Georgia

16-Jul-2019

Analyzing the Diversification of the Rural Economy in Georgia

At the end of June and the beginning of July, PMC Research conducted three presentations and public discussions on the outcomes of the policy brief “Diversification of Rural Economy in Georgia” in Mtskheta, Tkibuli, and Batumi.The main goal of the research was to study ...

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PMCG Contributes to Decentralization and Local Self-Governments in Georgia by Developing Guidebooks

16-Jul-2019

PMCG Contributes to Decentralization and Local Self-Governments in Georgia by Developing Guidebooks

We recently finished working with Georgian local self-governments (LSG) to enhance their institutional capacity, systems and resources to ensure more effective public service delivery and investment management. After analyzing existing processes for capital investment p...

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PMCG Nominated at Emerging Europe Awards 2019

08-Jul-2019

PMCG Nominated at Emerging Europe Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the Emerging Europe Awards in the category of Tourism Campaign of the Year.This year, 1,000 applications were made across 12 different categories, by 120 companies and organizations from the 23 countries of eme...

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Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

25-Jun-2019

Introducing our New Consultant, Giorgi Papava

We are glad to announce the arrival of Giorgi Papava to our team, as our new Consultant in Economic Policy, Economic Governance and Public Finance Management (PFM). We welcome Mr. Papava, who brings with him sound experience in the field of economy, international t...

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Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

20-Jun-2019

Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time

On June 18-19, we participated in, and presented two Georgian projects at, the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 in Brussels, the first time that projects from Georgia have been showcased at the forum in its 14-year history. The EDD, organized by the European Co...

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Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

19-Jun-2019

Supporting Parliamentary Committee to Enhance Legislative Drafting

We have recently started working on a new project, which is aimed at supporting the Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to adopt a legislative initiative entitled “Green Lines.” This initiative is designed to set standar...

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USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

19-Jun-2019

USAID Economic Security Program Launched to Facilitate Development of Business Sector in Georgia

On June 7, USAID Georgia Economic Security Program was officially launched. This five-year program aims to foster broad growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) outside of agriculture that show strong potential to create jobs, increase income, and support ...

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Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

18-Jun-2019

Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region

On June 11, PMC Research conducted a presentation and public discussion on the outcomes of the research ”Municipal Social Policy Analysis in the Shida Kartli Region" in Gori. The main objectives of the study were to evaluate existing municipal social programs in Sh...

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PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

12-Jun-2019

PMCG Assisted the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) to Enhance State Funding for Biodiversity

We recently finished assisting the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA) in its aim to develop its capacity to achieve consistently increased budget allocations for the biodiversity agenda.PMCG has identified priority areas in biodiver...

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PUBLICATIONS

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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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Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

27-May-2019

Hotel Price Index (April, 2019)

In Georgia, the average cost of a room in a 3-star hotel was 123 GEL per night in April 2019. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 215 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse was 70 GEL per night.The average cost of a room in a 5-...

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Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

22-Apr-2019

Hotel Price Index (March, 2019)

In March 2019, in Georgia the hotel price index increased by 5.1% compared to February 2019. The prices of hotels in Tbilisi increased by 4.2%. In March 2019, compared to February 2019, the increase of hotel prices in Georgia, can be linked to increased number of tourists tr...

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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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