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Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

21-Jun-2018

Discussing Opportunities and Challenges of the EU-Georgia DCFTA at Georgian Farmers Congress

On June 15, PMC Research participated in the Georgian Farmers Congress, an event designed to support dialogue between farmers and state bodies, a crucial aspect in the development of Georgia’s agricultural sector. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, prese...

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Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

20-Jun-2018

Welcoming Our New Public Policy Sector Director

We are delighted to welcome David Lezhava to our team, as our new Public Policy Sector Director. Mr. Lezhava brings with him 20 years of sound experience in the fields of public finance and economic development, regional development, social policy and energy policy...

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Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

19-Jun-2018

Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerine, and Raspberry in Georgia and Their Potential on the EU Value Chain Analysis of Broccoli, Tangerines and Raspberries in Georgia and their EU Market Potential

At the beginning of June, PMC Research hosted three public discussions and presentations in Marneuli, Mtskheta and Misaktsieli about the value chain analyses of three agricultural products, namely broccoli, tangerines and raspberries. The studies into these product...

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Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

06-Jun-2018

Hosting Networking Lunch with UK Trade Mission to Georgia

On June 4, we hosted a networking lunch with the UK’s trade mission to Georgia.The meeting served as an excellent opportunity for public and private institutions from Georgia and the UK to meet, establish connections and discuss possible collaboration. The trade mission...

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Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

04-Jun-2018

Discussing Role of Digitalization and Economic Reforms in Good Governance at OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference

On May 30, PMCG’s Chairman and CEO, Aleksi Aleksishvili, delivered a presentation to the OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference – “Good Governance and Economic Connectivity – best practices within the OSCE Region” - in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.Aleksishvili discussed ways to...

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Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

22-May-2018

Introducing Environmentally Friendly Communal Infrastructure in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region

We are working with the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) to introduce environmentally friendly communal infrastructure in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region of Georgia. PMCG, as part of a consortium led by P2M Berlin, is collaborating with the UWSCG to improve c...

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PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

16-May-2018

PMCG and PMC Research Open Call for Policy Papers

PMC Research has launched a project entitled “Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform – 2018” targeted at creating a platform to stimulate constructive and systematic policy debates and to establish cooperative practice among different political and social groups ...

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Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

14-May-2018

Supporting Central Asian Countries to Enhance Tourism Sector

We are collaborating with five Central Asian countries to develop their respective tourism industries, a forward step that will ultimately contribute to their economic development and growth.This cooperation is part of USAID’s Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity i...

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Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

03-May-2018

Hosting Sri Lankan Delegation to Share Positive Experience of Introducing Economic Reforms

On April 23-25, PMCG hosted an official delegation from Vavuniya, Sri Lanka to share Georgia’s successful experience of implementing economic reforms in e-governance and public service. The study tour comprised presentations about steps toward, and ways of, introdu...

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Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

16-Apr-2018

Parliamentary Oversight in Georgia: Plans and Prospects

On April 13, a presentation of the project “EU Support to Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector” was held at the Parliament of Georgia.The Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia, H.E. Janos Herman, Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, Mr. Irakli Kobakhid...

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Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

28-May-2018

Issue 103: Gross Domestic Product, 2017

According to preliminary data, the Georgian economy is characterized by a 5.0% growth in 2017, which is the highest annual real growth rate for the country since 2012. A trend analysis of GDP is useful in comprehending the indicator relative to previous years. Furthermore, a sect...

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Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

03-May-2018

Issue 102: Higher and Vocational Education, 2013-2017

High-quality education is one of the main determinants of economic growth. According to the “Government Program 2016-2020”, education is one of the main priorities for the Government of Georgia. Since 2013, the allocated budget of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia...

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101: Georgia in International Rankings

05-Mar-2018

101: Georgia in International Rankings

Positions in international rankings are an important indicator of how a country is performing with regard to its economic, social and political environment. In this bulletin, Georgia’s positions in international rankings and their dynamics will be reviewed based on recent data. ...

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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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