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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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Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

10-Jun-2019

Raising Environmental Awareness of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC)

On May 20-27, PMCG conducted a 6-day training course regarding environmental management systems for the representatives of Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC).As TTC employees’ work deals with many waste and hazardous materials, it is vital that they have sound environmenta...

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Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

05-Jun-2019

Enhancing Regional Connections in Trade and Sustainable Transit

On May 20-22, Bondo Bolkvadze, Consultant at PMCG, participated in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) regional conference entitled “Towards Regional Economic Connectivity – National Mechanisms for Trade and Transport Facilitation” in Ashgaba...

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PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

04-Jun-2019

PMCG at SID-Washington Annual Conference

On May 30, PMCG participated in the SID-Washington annual conference entitled “Solving Wicked Problems of Development.”“This conference provides a unique chance to engage different groups of society in debates on important global issues today, and to establish strategic...

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PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

03-Jun-2019

PMCG’s Public Sector Consulting Director Discusses Role of Public Finance Management in Incentivizing Change at UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues

On May 27-28, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, participated in UNDP’s Istanbul Development Dialogues (IDD) in the panel “Incentivizing Change: The Role of Public Finance Management.”IDD is a global development forum, which gathers policy-makers, bus...

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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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Consultancy/Training Services in Budgetary Oversight and Programme Budgeting to the Parliament of Georgia within the UNDP Project “A strong Parliament in a Consolidated Democracy”

01-Jul-2012
Start Date: July 2012
End Date:
February 2013
Region: Caucasia
Country: Georgia
Client: Parliament of Georgia
Origin of funding: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

 

 

 





Project description:

The UNDP project “A Strong Parliament in a Consolidated Democracy” wass aimed at supporting the development of parliamentary capacity in its four areas of constitutional responsibility: lawmaking, setting policy direction, executive oversight, and representation. More particularly, the Project focused on supporting the Parliament to improve its skills and capacities in a better scrutiny of national budget, as well as reinforcing its representational function and raising awareness of the public on the on-going reforms in the area of public finance management.

The Consultancy/Training services were set to reach the objective through providing informational support to the Members and Staff of the Parliament, delivering capacity building trainings to develop their skills in better budget oversight and providing awareness-raising seminar for NGO and media representatives.

The mentioned activity came at a crucial time for the Parliament. In view of the upcoming parliamentary elections in fall 2012 followed by the move of the Parliament from Tbilisi to Kutaisi. The mentioned changes resulted in the renewed composition of MPs as well as the staff. It wass essential that new Members and Staff of the Parliament were acquainted with the reforms taking place during the previous term of the Parliament and well equipped to exercise their oversight functions.

Within the framework of the project PMCG undertook the following activities under three phases:

  • Training sessions in Programme Based Budgeting for NGO and media sector;
  • Handbook on Georgia’s Budgetary System and Parliament’s Role in the Budgetary Process for new MPs and Staff of the Parliament;
  • Training sessions in Public Finance Management, including Budgetary Oversight and Programme Based Budgeting for new MPs and Staff of the Parliament


Specifically, PMCG was responsible to:

  • Raise awareness of the non-governmental sector and the media on the essence of program budgeting, the on-going reforms in Georgia and the role of various actors, including the parliament, in the reform through delivering two sessions of training.
  • Prepare and draft the handbook on Georgia’s Budgetary System based on the information gathered through preliminary research and meetings with relevant stakeholders in and outside the Parliament.
  • Develop training sessions to ensure that the capacities of the newly-elected Members and newly-recruited staff of the Parliament are developed so that the Parliament effectively performs its budgetary and financial oversight function; Parliament’s Budget Office and Budget and Finance Committee representatives are familiar with inclusive budgeting techniques and are better positioned during consideration and scrutiny of the draft budget.

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