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Presentation on the Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector in Tbilisi

25-Mar-2019

Presentation on the Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector in Tbilisi

On March 18, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the outcomes of the applied research "Analyzing Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector and its Value Chain in the City of Tbilisi – Using Smart Specialisation Methodology Components.”The main objective...

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Assisting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

18-Mar-2019

Assisting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

From March 6 to March 15, PMCG conducted two-day workshops on strategic planning in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in order to increase the capacity of approximately 70 representatives of ministries, state agencies and universities of Tajikistan. The workshops were based on the S...

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Promoting Rural Development in Mestia

11-Mar-2019

Promoting Rural Development in Mestia

PMC Research, within the European Neighborhood Program for Agriculture and Rural Development III (ENPARD III), is working together with Care Austria to promote rural development in the municipality of Mestia in Georgia.The main objective of the project is to address the...

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Analyzing Private Sector in Municipalities of Two Georgian Regions

07-Mar-2019

Analyzing Private Sector in Municipalities of Two Georgian Regions

On February 22, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research presented the outcomes of the study "Regional Market Assessment in Georgia by using the components of Smart Specialization."The main objective of this research was to map and analyze the private sector in Tbil...

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Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to Establish Framework of Fiscal Risk Monitoring

06-Mar-2019

Assisting the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to Establish Framework of Fiscal Risk Monitoring

We are collaborating with the Ministry of Finance of Georgia (MoF) to establish a regular process and framework for the monitoring and reporting of fiscal risks.More specifically, we will prepare procedural guidelines for every stage of monitoring, review the existing s...

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Supporting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to Enhance Communication with Citizens

05-Mar-2019

Supporting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia to Enhance Communication with Citizens

We recently finished assisting the Budget and Finance Committee of the Parliament of Georgia in developing strategic development, action and communication plans for 2018-2019. The main objectives of the project were to support the committee to define its goals and plan ...

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Supporting Georgian Government and Parliament to Deepen Integration with the EU

26-Feb-2019

Supporting Georgian Government and Parliament to Deepen Integration with the EU

For the next three years, we will be working with the Government of Georgia (GoG) and the Parliament of Georgia under the EU-funded project “Facility for the Implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement II.”The main objective of the project is to advance the i...

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Discussing Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Government of Georgia

25-Feb-2019

Discussing Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Government of Georgia

On February 19, PMC Research conducted a presentation and discussion about the findings of the policy brief “Review of Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Georgian Government.” The main objective of the research was to study the extent to which the measurement of...

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Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

14-Feb-2019

Discussing Enhancement of Parliamentary Oversight in Security Sector

On February 11-12, an international conference entitled “Parliament and the Security Sector: New Challenges, Stronger Oversight” was held as part of the EU’s technical assistance project "Support to the Parliamentary Oversight of the Security Sector in Georgia.”The Amba...

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PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

12-Feb-2019

PMCG Helps to Enhance Access to Water for Over 17,000 Customers in 18 Georgian Towns

We recently finished assisting the United Water Supply Company of Georgia (UWSCG) by enhancing the water supply systems in different regions of Georgia. The main objective of the project was to supervise the construction, rehabilitation and renovation of the water suppl...

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PUBLICATIONS

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Black Sea Bulletin: Exchange Rates - 2018

11-Mar-2019

Black Sea Bulletin: Exchange Rates - 2018

In this bulletin, we discuss exchange rate dynamics in the countries of the Black Sea region during the period of 2014-2018. In particular, the exchange rates of these countries’ currencies against the USD and EUR and the nominal exchange rates of the Georgian Lari against curren...

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Black Sea Bulletin: External Trade - 2017

10-May-2018

Black Sea Bulletin: External Trade - 2017

In the first issue of the publication the main focus of discussion is individual and inter-regional external trade, helping us to identify the economic ties among the involved countries.

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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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