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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

04-Jun-2018

Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

On May 30, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference – “Good Governance and Economic Connectivity – best practices within the OSCE Region” - in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Aleksishvili discussed ways to...

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Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

22-May-2018

Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

We are working with the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) to introduce environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by P2M Berlin, is collaborating with the UWSCG to improve c...

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PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

16-May-2018

PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

PMC Research has launched a project entitled “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform – 2018” targeted at creating a platform to stimulate constructive and systematic policy debates and to establish cooperative practice among different political and social groups ...

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Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

14-May-2018

Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

We are collaborating with five Central Asian countries to develop their respective tourism industries, a forward step that will ultimately contribute to their economic development and growth.This cooperation is part of USAID’s Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity i...

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Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

03-May-2018

Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

On April 23-25, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka to share Georgia’s successful experience of implementing economic reforms in e-governance and public service. The study tour comprised presentations about steps toward, and ways of, introdu...

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Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

16-Apr-2018

Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

On April 13, a presentation of the project “EU Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” was held at the Parliament of Georgia.The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhid...

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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

03-May-2018

Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

High-quality education is one of the main determinants of economic growth. According to the “Government Program 2016-2020”, education is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. Since 2013, the allocated budget of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia...

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101: Georgia in International Rankings

05-Mar-2018

101: Georgia in International Rankings

Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data. ...

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Support the Government of Kosovo in Growth and Fiscal Stability Initiatives

16-Nov-2011
Start Date: November 2011
End Date:
June 2013
Region: Europe
Country: Kosovo
Client: Kosovo Growth and Fiscal Stability Initiative / Deloitte Consulting
Origin of funding: USAID

 

 

 

 

 




Project description:

According to the Government’s Economic Development, Vision and Action Plan (EDVAP), economic development and sustainable economic growth are the key goals and strategic priorities of the Republic of Kosovo. The vision for a prosperous and dignified European society for all citizens of Kosovo as well as the Economic Development Priorities within the EDVAP document, approved by the Cabinet on April 18, 2011 represent a clear direction for implementation of reforms and economic development of the country in the medium term.


In addition to reforms in fiscal policies, the Government is committed to implementing policies that have a direct impact on improving the business environment in order to achieve macro-fiscal sustainability. Through this the government aims to strengthen the private sector; revitalize the agriculture sector; restructure and privatize public assets; continue investment in infrastructure development by various financing alternatives. These policies will be particularly dedicated to exploring possibilities to use the private capital; creating conditions for reducing the informal economy; developing financial markets; inclusion in the international financial institutions etc.


The EDVAP describes the economic development planning framework and proactive commitment of the Government to economic growth and development of the country. The plan contains concrete activities based on the achievements to date and is part of the planning framework within the key mid-term strategic documents, including the Government Program 2011-2014, Mid-Term Expenditure Framework 2012-2014 (MTEF), the European Partnership Action Plan (EPAP), and other sectorial and inter-sectorial Government documents.


Strategic priorities in this document are structured in the following five sectorial pillars:

  • Maintaining Macro-Fiscal Sustainability;
  • Investments, Investment Environment, and Private Sector Support;
  • Development of Public Infrastructure;
  • Revitalization of Agriculture sector;
  • Human Capital Development.


The government of Kosovo recognizes the urgent need to improve the conditions to enable the private sector to be the driver of economic growth.


Deloitte Consulting is the Prime Contractor of USAID for Growth and Fiscal Stability Initiative Program subcontracted PMCG to assist the Government of Kosovo in achieving EDVAP goals.


Objectives:


PMCG’s objective was to provide direct assistance to the Deputy Prime Minister, Economic and through her role as Chair Person of the Economic Ministers group, and other economic ministers, in the implementation of EDVAP initiatives. The advisor was positioned alongside, and provided direct assistance to, the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister for Trade and Industry.


PMCG facilitated the improvement of Kosovo’s position in the World Bank Doing Business rankings. Kosovo has an ambitious target to achieve a top 40 ranking in the annual Doing Business survey by 2014.


The scope of work included:

  • Providing direct assistance to the Deputy Prime Minister, Economic and individual Economic Ministers in the implementation of EDVAP initiatives.
  • Working closely with other USAID projects, such as the BEEP initiative in their work to assist the Kosovo government in reforms aimed at improving Kosovo’s ‘Doing Business’ rankings.
  • Working with the Deputy Prime Minister, Economic and the Policy Coordinating Unit of the Office of Prime Minister; devise a reporting template to track the implementation of EDVAP initiatives.
  • Assisting in the compilation of monthly reporting, analysis and advice to the Economic Ministers on the implementation of EDVAP.
  • Providing other advice and assistance in the economic reform arena as required.

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