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03-Feb-2017

Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

29-Nov-2016
Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) exempted traders from union member countries from paying value added tax (VAT) and excise tax, thus putting Georgian traders in a disadvantaged position and breaking the main principles of the Free Trade Agreement between Georgia and…

Georgia-Turkey Trade Relations - Challenges and Opportunities

14-Nov-2016

Study in Georgia Prospects of Internationalization of Higher Education

25-Oct-2016
The primary aim of the research is to describe and analyze Georgia’s potential for the internationalization and export of higher education system, and to deliver policy recommendations.

Assessment of the Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Energy Directive Transposition

12-Oct-2016

Transit of Energy Resources from Iran via Georgia to Western Markets Prospects, Risks, Challenges and Opportunities

04-Oct-2016
The paper attempts to analyse possibilities for energy transit from Iran to Georgia and further to the Western markets that have recently opened to energy supplies from Iran as international sanctions have been lifted. Iran, estimated to be the world's fourth-largest country by proven oil…

Compulsory Saving Pension Scheme – Challenges and International Practices

10-Dec-2015
Society was always facing material security issue. Conventional approach, market mechanisms were unable to solve all the problems, so the state took responsibility for it. As a result, new challenges raised, that were exacerbated by the latest demographic trends and put under risk future sustainability…

Role of Tariff Policy in Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector

03-Nov-2015
Tariff policy plays an important role in providing “right” price signals for consumers, which is a necessary condition to improve the demand side energy efficiency (EE) in terms of the environmental, social and economic benefits. Improving EE is the most effective way to address challenges…

Agricultural Land Ownership: The Optimal Way

29-Oct-2015
The research analyzes the general difficulties linked with agricultural lands, mostly surrounded with three major issues: large number of unregistered lands; the state as large owner of lands; and the limited right of foreigners to purchase land. The research discusses about the ways of overcoming…

Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030

27-Oct-2015
During the past decade, Georgia reformed its health sector and achieved a decline in child and infant mortality, a reduction in expenditure of inpatient services, an improvement in accessibility, equity and affordability of healthcare services. However, healthcare still remained unaffordable for almost half of the…

The Service Quality in the Natural Gas Sector: EU Experience and Implications for Georgia

22-Oct-2015
Having reviewed the best European experience in regulating service quality, it is considered that OFGEM, British energy regulator has one of the best well-developed regulatory framework that sets necessary incentives for high standard commercial service quality. This paper reviews the experience of Great Britain in…

Solar Power Scale: Policy Schemes for Supporting Solar Power Generation in Georgia

20-Oct-2015
Solar power is one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies becoming competitive with traditional sources of electricity generation. Its main characteristics are: high initial investment costs, free fuel during the operations period and environmentally friendly nature. All this makes solar one of the best power…

Joint Feasibility Study on China-Georgia Possible Free Trade Agreement

07-Aug-2015
The study showed that a free trade agreement between Georgia and China has great potential. Georgia’s export to China would increase by 9% approximately, in the short-term period including significant growth of wine exports (28.5%) and non-alcoholic drinks (36.7%). On the other hand, imports from…

Waste Management in Georgia

10-Jun-2015
Even if the streets in Georgia are swept and clean, it does not mean that waste is managed in the country. Despite a big interest of the Georgian government, there are still no striking changes in the waste management in Georgia. A considerable step forward…

Economic Analyses of the Proposed Amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia

30-Apr-2015
PMC Research Centre presents economic analyses to the Labor Code of Georgia. The analysis is based on international empirical studies, experiences of other countries, and the survey of business leaders’ attitudes to the initiated amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia. The aim of the…

Sharing Experience of Visegrad Countries’ EU Economic Integration and Georgia’s Successful Institutional Reforms for Albania and Kosovo

29-Apr-2015
This report analysis state of play of Albania’s and Kosovo’s EU integration, it asseses the challenges and perspectives these countries meet in the process. Also, it presents experience of Georgia’s, as EU associated country’s successful insistutional reforms that are relevant for Albania and Kosovo.

Public Funds and Property Management Manual

10-Nov-2014
The manual describes budgeting process and its connection with the government budgeting process. Also, classification and formation principles of local budget revenues and expenditures, compilation of budget and program budget forms. Practice and purpose of implementation of changes. Also, forms and principles of quarterly and…

Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector

13-Oct-2014
European Union’s (EU) strategic interest and relations with Georgia have been developing over past years. In this period, Georgia significantly deepened its ties with the EU. On the one hand, EU’s strategic interest and on other hand, Georgia’s considerable progress in the reforms maintained to…

The Effects of Investments in Clean Energy in Georgia

10-Oct-2014
It was several decades ago when mankind observed that country’s development is no more function of economic growth and technological innovation only, but also environmental stability, healthy ecosystem and social equity, hence the term sustainable development emerged. Sustainable development concept is important in energy sector…

Global Food Price Shocks Transmission to Local Markets and Welfare Implications for Georgian Households

09-Oct-2014
In the period of 2003 - 2013, real growth of GDP averaged 6.3% in Georgia, however the benefits of the growth has not been equally shared among different groups of population. Despite the robust growth over the past ten years, as of 2013, 9.3% of…

Why Georgia must work closely with its neighbours

10-Sep-2014
Collaborating with neighbours is vital for any country to ensure sustainable development. The example of Georgia is one of many, but may be useful for other small countries in helping them to create an environment where cooperation can naturally flourish, despite a complex geopolitical environment.

GoARA PR/communication Manual

21-Jul-2014
The document provides normative guidelines for the Public Relations Department of Government of Autonomous Republic of Adjara (GoARA), which was prepared in the framework of the project – Improving Interagency Communication of GoARA through Increased Capacity of GoARA PR/Communication Departments and was funded by USAID…

Analysis of the Medium Term Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Georgia

21-Jul-2014
The research “Analysis of the medium term fiscal policy sustainability in Georgia” assesses the fiscal sustainability of the country in medium and long-term periods. A stable development oriented fiscal policy is crucial for the sustainable economic development of a country. 

Analysis of the State Procurement System of Georgia

21-Jul-2014
The research paper “Analysis of the State Procurement Policy of Georgia” studies the strength and challenges of the existing state procurement system of Georgia. The research is based on the analysis of state procurement policy, conducted interviews with representatives of large procuring entities and suppliers…

Needs Assessment of the Parliament of Georgia

01-Mar-2013
With the support of the EU Delegation in Georgia, PMCG conducted the Needs Assessment of the Parliament of Georgia to identify and analyse a variety of institutional needs or performance gaps of the Georgian Parliament. The document addresses the issues, factors or shortcomings that affect the exercise of…

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