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Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

16-Nov-2018

Better Skills for Better Jobs – Developing Employment and Vocational Education System in Georgia

On November 15, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Government of Georgia summarized four years of cooperation aimed at developing the Employment and Vocational Education and Training (EVET) system in Georgia.The summary focused on highlighting the a...

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Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

14-Nov-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Successful Reforms with Ukrainian Delegation

On November 9, David Lezhava, Public Policy Sector Director at PMCG, delivered a presentation and shared Georgia’s experience of introducing economic reforms and innovations in the public sector to a delegation from Ukraine. “The focus was placed on the continuous and c...

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Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

13-Nov-2018

Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim of introducing these two institutions to each other and discussing collaboration opportunities. As a result of the meet...

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PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

12-Nov-2018

PMCG Shortlisted to Support Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic to Improve Municipal Infrastructure

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of a consortium led by HPC AG, to implement its Municipal Infrastructure Programme in the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic.Our ...

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Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

08-Nov-2018

Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). The aim of the visit was to discuss the prospects of future collaboration between the two institutions.During the meeting...

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Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

05-Nov-2018

Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan Make Significant Progress in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

We congratulate the Governments of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan with their countries’ substantial improvements in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. Azerbaijan has moved from 57th place in 2018 to 25th place, and is among the ten economies to have made the ...

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Georgia Rises to 6th Place in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

02-Nov-2018

Georgia Rises to 6th Place in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019

We are pleased to share the news that Georgia has recorded an impressive rise in the World Bank’s Doing Business Ranking 2019. We would like to congratulate the Government of Georgia (GoG) on this success. In addition, we are glad to have played a part in this progress ...

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Assessing Safety of Sioni and Algeti Dams

01-Nov-2018

Assessing Safety of Sioni and Algeti Dams

  We recently launched a new project aiming to assess two dams in the Kakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by Temelsu, will assist state-owned company Georgian Amelioration LTD, which is under the supervision of the Minist...

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Campaign to Raise Awareness about EU Activities Aiming to Support Employment, Vocational Education and Training

29-Oct-2018

Campaign to Raise Awareness about EU Activities Aiming to Support Employment, Vocational Education and Training

We recently took part in an information campaign about the initiatives of the European Union (EU) to support employment and vocational education and training (EVET) sectors.As part of the campaign, PMCG, together with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Sci...

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New Study to Improve Access to Employment, Entrepreneurial and Educational Opportunities

26-Oct-2018

New Study to Improve Access to Employment, Entrepreneurial and Educational Opportunities

PMC Research recently launched a new applied research project entitled “The regional market assessment in Georgia using components of Smart Specialization” aiming to assess the private business sector in Tbilisi and five target municipalities within Kvemo Kartli and Sam...

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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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Mongolia Business Plus Initiative (BPI)

18-Jul-2012
Start Date: July 2012
End Date:
July 2013
Region: East Asia
Country: Mongolia
Client: Chemonics International Inc.
Origin of funding: USAID

 

 

 

 





Project description:

PMCG, in cooperation with Chemonics International Inc., provided technical assistance to the Mongolia Business Plus Initiative (BPI), USAID project. The main goal of the project was to improve Mongolia’s business environment. PMCG’s participation focused on at least three indicator areas under the World Bank Doing Business survey, supporting Mongolia‘s aspirations to improve its business environment, legal framework, and institutional systems. The technical assistance provided was one of several instruments utilized by the BPI project to achieve significant results in the various areas of interventions under its three focus areas: Licensing and Permissive System; Tax System, and Customs Administration. Assistance from PMCG was based on the experience and successful reforms of certain countries in the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as well as Georgia.

The assistance was divided in three phases:

Phase I - In Mongolia – provided high level technical assistance to help BPI in bringing key policy makers in the public and private sectors toward a single vision for the country to eliminate legal and regulatory burdens to private sector development (i.e. red-tape), including improved electronic information sharing by government agencies, in preparation of the September National Competitiveness and Business Enabling Environment Forum 2012: Cutting Unnecessary ‘Red Tape.’ Additionally, support is provided in conducting technical analyses and review forecasts on proposed tax amendments and conducting first assessments on construction permits, including a path forward to foster significant improvement in this indicator within one year.

Phase II – In Georgia – Organized a Doing Business Study Tour for a key delegation of public and private sector representatives from Mongolia in the areas of trade facilitation – including risk management, paying taxes and construction permits.

Phase III – In Mongolia – Provided short-term specialized assistance in the area of paying taxes (including legal and regulatory reforms needed to significantly reduce the compliance costs for SME); trade facilitation (including full implementation of the customs risk management system); and construction permits.

More precisely, during the first phase PMCG implemented the following activities:

  • Hold one-on-one policy dialogue meetings with at least 6 high level Mongolian government officials currently, or soon to be, in a position to influence policy decisions. The meetings will provide an opportunity to discuss how short-term reforms that are affordable, achievable, with high impact are important for Mongolia today. These meetings are essential for the upcoming country leadership to understand the justification and the urgency for the reforms at the present stage of Mongolia’s development. These meetings will also provide a good indication of who does and does not support the proposed reforms.
  • Hold similar one-on-one meetings with at least 6 key representatives of the Mongolian business sector to familiarize them with the “Year One Business Enabling Environment Road Map” initiative to encourage private sector support for potential reforms. These meetings will aim to show the private sector what role they can play to support the new country leadership in fostering affordable, achievable and high impact reforms in the short term.
  • Hold a press conference in collaboration with the Press Institute and the Economic Journalists Club on key highlights of the Georgian reforms, and their applicability to Mongolia’s current situation.
  • Present experiences as a key architect of reforms in Georgia, which strengthened that country’s competitiveness and improved its business enabling environment, during the September National Competitiveness and Business Enabling Environment Forum.

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