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Empowering Youth to Obtain High-Quality Education

17-Oct-2018

Empowering Youth to Obtain High-Quality Education

On October 11, PMCG awarded students with scholarships to continue their studies in Master’s programs at the International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET).PMCG has been supporting youth in this way for four years now, helping them to obtain high-q...

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Presenting Conceptual Design of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) for Municipalities

03-Oct-2018

Presenting Conceptual Design of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) for Municipalities

On September 28, PMC Research organized the conference “Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System for Local Self-Government Activities” in order to facilitate dialogue between key stakeholders and to reach an agreement on the specific performance monitoring and evalu...

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Supporting Government of Georgia to Enhance Human Capital

24-Sep-2018

Supporting Government of Georgia to Enhance Human Capital

We are honored to be supporting the Government of Georgia (GoG) to implement its role as an “Early Adopter,” as part of a World Bank (WB) initiative aiming to encourage investment in people to boost sustainable economic growth. The main goal of the collaboration is to a...

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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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Hotel Price Index (September, 2018)

15-Oct-2018

Hotel Price Index (September, 2018)

During October 2017 – September 2018 period, in Tbilisi the highest average prices of a room in a 3* and 4* hotels were recorded in December 2017, respectively 165 GEL and 293 GEL, the lowest prices were recorded in February 2018, respectively 124 GEL and 214 GEL. In September...

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Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

17-Sep-2018

Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

In August 2018, the hotel price index increased only by 0.01% compared to July 2018; In August 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel rooms increased the most in Guria (7.6%), while the hotel prices decreased mostly in Samtskhe-Javakheti (-1.6%); In August 2018, the ...

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

10-Aug-2018

Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

In July 2018, the hotel price index increased by 2.7% compared to June 2018; In July 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel rooms increased the most in Adjara(10.1%) and Samtskhe-Javakheti (5.9%), while the hotel prices decreased only in Tbilisi (-1.2%); In July, the...

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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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