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Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

31-Aug-2018

Assisting the Government of Tajikistan to Strengthen Strategic Planning

We are collaborating with the Government of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of its strategic decisions and current policies. Overall, the project aims to improve budget planning and execution, trea...

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All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

29-Aug-2018

All Set to Become USAID Prime Contractor

On August 13-14, we hosted Mr. Gary V. Kinney, Vice President at Kinney Advisory Services and former Senior Contracts Officer at USAID, to deliver a training course for our team members entitled “Doing Business with USAID.” As part of the two-day training, Mr. Kinney sh...

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Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

24-Aug-2018

Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

PMC Research recently finished working on value chain analyses of three agricultural products in three specific regions, namely broccoli in Kvemo Kartli region, mandarins in Adjara region, and raspberries in Mtskheta-Mtianeti region. The main goals of these studies...

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“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

21-Aug-2018

“The Georgian Example” – USAID Video about how Membership of Open Government Partnership Facilitated Significant Development

On July 17-19, as a lead co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), Georgia hosted the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi.The event gathered high-level representatives of the public sector, civil society, private sector, parliament, academia, researchers, and jour...

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Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

17-Aug-2018

Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

At the beginning of August, PMC Research started working on a Country Note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) in order to study its impact on Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC). The main goal of the pr...

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in its implementation. The working meeting aimed to inform CSOs about the possibilities and requirements of t...

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PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

24-Jul-2018

PMC Research Awarded Again for its Transparency

PMCG is excited and proud to announce that PMC Research was recently given a 5-star rating for transparency by international organization Transparify.  Such an award is the highest possible rating issued by Transparify, and reflects exemplary transparency in PMC R...

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New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

05-Jul-2018

New Simplified Financial Reporting Standard for MSMEs

On June 26, the newly simplified Financial Reporting Standard for Category IV-Entities was adopted with the goal to improve the quality and transparency of corporate financial statements, according to the decree of the Head of Service for Accounting, Reporting and Audit...

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Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

04-Jul-2018

Discussing How to Fight Corruption in Armenia

On June 29, Mr. David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in a conference entitled “The anti-corruption policies and measures”, which was co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU Delegation to Armenia. Mr. Lezhava’s presen...

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Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia.On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, p...

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Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

18-Sep-2018

Issue 106: Foreign Direct Investment, January-June 2018

Analysis of the preliminary data on FDI for the first half of 2018 revealed the following general findings: The financial, energy, and construction sectors attracted the most FDI; Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands were the largest investing countries for Geo...

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Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

03-Aug-2018

Issue 105: External Trade, January-June 2018

The first half of 2018 produced some interesting figures regarding Georgia’s external trade. Even though the existing data is only preliminary, the analysis thereof unveils some curious results. Georgia’s exports and imports reached their highest point for the observed period of ...

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Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian…

10-Jul-2018

Issue 104: External Factors Affecting the Value of Georgian Lari Exchange Rate

For the period of 2014 to 2017, in every first quarter of each year compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the nominal exchange rate of the Georgian Lari (GEL) against the US Dollar (USD) depreciated. This trend stopped this year though as in the first quarter of 201...

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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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