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Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

27-Dec-2018

Supporting Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to Stimulate Investments in their Municipalities

We are working with Kutaisi and Batumi City Halls to develop investment catalogues in order to stimulate domestic and foreign direct investments in their respective municipalities.The project is aimed at supporting municipalities of Kutaisi and Batumi to explore and ide...

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Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

26-Dec-2018

Supporting Diplomatic Training and Research Institute to Advance its Business Processes

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia (MFA) in order to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of its Diplomatic Training and Research Institute (DTRI).  The DTRI is a legal entity of public law (LEPL) under the MFA providin...

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“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

17-Dec-2018

“Responsible Employer” Award Given to PMCG at Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards Meliora 2018

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that on December 13, PMCG was honored to be named as a “Responsible Employer” in Georgia’s Responsible Business Awards 2018 known as Meliora. The contest, which was organized by the Center for Strategic Research and De...

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Sharing Georgia’s Experience in Doing Business Reforms with Kuwaiti Government

13-Dec-2018

Sharing Georgia’s Experience in Doing Business Reforms with Kuwaiti Government

On December 9-13, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Kuwait to educate them about Georgia’s successful experience of implementing effective economic reforms. The main objectives of the delegation’s tour to Georgia were to learn from the economic reforms enacted by...

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Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

05-Dec-2018

Introducing Short-Cycle Educational Programs in Georgia

On December 5, a stakeholder workshop was held under the UK Government’s Good Governance Fund (GGF) in order to support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (MoESCS) in the implementation of SCEPs in Georgian education system.VET program...

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Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

29-Nov-2018

Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of –research entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.The research is focused on studying the challenges facing S...

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Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

23-Nov-2018

Presenting New and Simplified Financial Reporting Standards to SMEs

On November 21-22, an informative-consultative meeting of 4th category enterprise representatives took place in Batumi and Telavi. The event was intended to increase awareness of representatives of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding new financial repor...

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Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

20-Nov-2018

Supporting Intellectual Property Rights Reform in Ukraine

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MoEDT) to implement reforms to the state management of intellectual property (IP) rights.The main aim of the project is to enhance Ukraine’s performance in managing IP and to develop a ...

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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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Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

12-Dec-2018

Issue 107: Georgia in International Rankings in 2018

Georgia was ranked 66th among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index1 in 2018. During 2010-2018 Georgia’s position in the ranking was improving, except one year. In 2018, compared to 2017, Georgia’s position in the ranking improved by 1 place...

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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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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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