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Assisting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Introduce Performance Evaluation Systems

21-Feb-2018

Assisting the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia to Introduce Performance Evaluation Systems

We are working with the the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure of Georgia (MRDI) to develop a performance evaluation framework, as part of a consortium led by Tetra Tech ARD, within the USAID-funded Good Governance Initiative (GGI). The newly adopt...

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Enhancing Access to Justice Services in Azerbaijan

20-Feb-2018

Enhancing Access to Justice Services in Azerbaijan

We have started working with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan to improve access to, and delivery of, justice services through improved management of sector resources, by preparing a Sector Expenditure and Efficiency Review (SEER).The SEER is necessa...

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Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

15-Feb-2018

Supporting Tajikistan to Strengthen its Strategic Planning

We recently launched a project supporting the Department of Strategic Planning and Reforms of Tajikistan to strengthen its strategic planning and policy coordination and to ensure better integration of strategic decisions and current policies. PMCG will provide ins...

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Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

14-Feb-2018

Three New Grants to Support Georgian Municipalities to Promote Local Economic Growth

On February 7, three Georgian municipalities – Bolnisi, Gori, and Tbilisi - were selected to receive a total of around 1.4 mln euro of grant funding from the European Commission (EC). The decision followed a call for proposals from the local administrations of East...

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Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

02-Feb-2018

Georgia Ranked 5th in Open Budget Index Rankings

Georgia has risen to 5th place in the Open Budget Index Rankings 2017 recently released by the International Budget Partnership. This achievement is a credit to the Government of Georgia, and numerous other parties. Indeed, PMCG has certainly made a notable contribution...

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Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

25-Jan-2018

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative

On January 25, at 10:30 am, PMC Research hosted a presentation and public discussion of the research findings “Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative”. The research aimed to highlight Georgia’s potenti...

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Meet Our New Executive Director

17-Jan-2018

Meet Our New Executive Director

We are delighted to welcome Tamar Japaridze to our team as our new Executive Director after the position was vacated by Olia Watt who moves on with our best wishes to the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC).Tamar brings with her an impressive 17 years of ...

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Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

16-Jan-2018

Contributing to Improving Tax Policy Analysis in Ethiopia and Ghana

We have recently launched a project with the purpose of conducting an external evaluation of the pilot program “Improving Tax Policy Analysis and Development in Partner Countries (TaxDev)”, which is being delivered by the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).The project is...

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Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

04-Dec-2017

Ifo World Economic Survey (Third Quarter of 2017)

The ifo Institute is one of the leading economic research institutes in Europe, and publishes its World Economic Survey (WES) on a quarterly basis. The Ifo World Economic Survey is designed to give an accurate picture of the current economic situation and forecasts f...

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Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

14-Nov-2017

Trainings Conducted as part of the “Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe” Project

In September and October 2017, PMC Research Center conducted trainings and stakeholder meetings about value chain analysis methods in seven regions of Georgia. More specifically, the trainings were carried out for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Kakheti, Kvemo Kar...

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PUBLICATIONS

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100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

16-Jan-2018

100: Georgian Economy - Overview, 2007-2017

The 100th edition of Economic Outlook and Indicators happily coincides with PMCG’s 10-year anniversary. Through the last decade, Georgia’s economic indicators have fluctuated substantially. In this edition, we present the dynamics of development for this period, and also analyze ...

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99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

13-Nov-2017

99: Tourism- January-September, 2017

  In 2017, compared to the corresponding period of 2016: • In the first three quarters, the number of tourists increased by 29%; in the third quarter, the proportion of tourists making up total international travelers reached its peak at 52.1%.• In the first three quarters...

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98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

07-Sep-2017

98: Development of the Agricultural Sector- January-June, 2017

  In the agricultural sector: In the last eight years, total production output has fluctuated between 7.8% and10.3% of gross domestic product In the first quarter of 2017, foreign direct investment amounted to negative US$0.3 mln In the first half of 2017, the volume o...

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Partnership for Budget Transparency: Civil Society Oversight of Public Spending

08-Jan-2015
Start Date:
December, 2014
End Date: April, 2015
Region: Caucasus
Country: Georgia
Client: Eurasia Partnership Foundation
Origin of Funding: European Union

 

 

 

 







Project Description:

 


The objective of the project is to improve budget transparency and accountability in Georgia by strengthening civil society organizations’ (CSO) capacity to promote reform and bring about improvement in budget spending and, through increasing interaction between civil society and Georgian public institutions, to improve public finance expenditure oversight mechanisms.

The Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) contracted Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG) to enhance CSOs’ skills in Public Expenditure Management (PEM) and to ensure that they are able to properly monitor budget spending and to affect positive change through being engaged in the process of effective advocacy.

In order to ensure the efficiency of the project, PMCG will undertake the following activities:

  • Organize a series of trainings on public policy-making and PEM oversight mechanisms;
  • Publish a booklet for beginners about monitoring budget spending.


Trainings will include the framework of policy-making and budget decisions, steps toward budget preparation, and European and international best practices in PEM among other issues. PMCG will develop a Georgian-language booklet entitled Monitoring Budget Spending for Beginners. The booklet will cover information about public expenditure management and methods which CSOs could utilize to oversee public spending.

As a result of the efficiently planned and implemented activities, taxpayers and citizens of Georgia will be given an opportunity to gather a clear understanding of where and why the Government of Georgia allocates financial resources which should simultaneously raise the confidence level of Georgian citizens in their public institutions

 

Background Information:

 

EPF operates in the belief that societies function best when people take responsibility for their own social and economic prosperity. EPF’s programs equip CSOs and individual civic activists to define and achieve outcomes of enduring benefit to themselves and their communities. EPF employs a demand-driven approach, which allows civil society actors to determine the issues that are of importance to their communities and to develop interventions that will be effective in addressing identified needs – a critical component of a vibrant democracy. At the same time, EPF mobilizes communities and/or interest groups around specific issue areas to create demand for change.

Follow the links below for detailed information:


Eurasia Partnership Foundation
Strengthening Government of Autonomous Republic of Adjara Institutional Capacity for Program Budgeting

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”

Training Courses for Senior Civil Servants in 14 Newly-Created Municipalities



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