The main objective of the project is to create a business intelligence module (BIM) for the State Customs Service (SCS) of Ukraine, and to enhance its risk analysis system.
More specifically, we will undertake the following activities:
Identify requirements for the design of a BIM for the SCS;
Guide the implementation of a separately selected (3rd-party) service provider that has to deliver development works, software licenses and maintenance, which together are intended to build, test, train, and launch the business intelligence platform;
Obtain relevant data, analyze available data sources, initial data load, and prepare conclusions about data quality and conformity;
Assess data availability, quality, and conformity with the BIM’s purpose;
Secure decision by SCS officials about the finalized scope of production of the applications;
Develop data extraction algorithms, as well as blending, mapping, and consolidating data from the sources provided by the SCS, where required;
Place the results in the designed data model, which will then be used to build analytical applications comprising dashboards, analysis, and reporting and self-service tools;
Provide sizing and handling installation of the business intelligence platform in the technical environment provided by the SCS;
Enhance the automated system of analysis and risk (ASAUR) management to decrease the number of containers subject to physical inspections and allow Ukraine`s private sector, including SMEs, to benefit from better border management through:
- Evaluating the SCS's automated system of analysis and risk management; - Analyzing the risk factors; - Identifying functionality flaws; and - Assessing the legislative gaps.
Upgrade the SCS's ASAUR system based on the conducted analysis as well as a review of customs declarations;
Support the SCS to detect, address, and forecast customs violations;
Strengthen the capacity of the SCS and boost its internal procedures in data collection and analysis; and
Contribute to making the SCS's decision-making process data-driven and strongly focused on transparency and commercial impact.
Bolnisi Municipality is one of the most active members of the Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) initiative, supported by the European Union. In June 2017, the municipality joined the initiative and swiftly began the implementation of its Local Economic Development Plan, which had been commended by the World Bank’s technical experts.
On July 9, PMC Research presented the findings of its research entitled “Relations between China, the European Union and Georgia: Analysis of Economic and Political Relations” and subsequently held a discussion thereon.
We recently developed an investment catalogue for Kutaisi (aiming to stimulate domestic and foreign direct investments in the city) and an export catalogue for Imereti region (showcasing products of the region’s leading manufacturers).
We are pleased to announce that we recently became a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the world’s largest and most influential professional association, headquartered in US.
We are working in Zugdidi municipality to enhance the sanitary conditions of the local population in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region by improving its solid waste management system. Our work in the region entails the construction of regional sanitary landfills and transfer stations, the closure of existing landfills, the extension and improvement of street sweeping, as well as waste collection and waste transport.
In Georgia, the average cost of a room1 in a 3-star hotel was 135 GEL per night in June 2020. While the average cost of a room in a 4-star hotel in Georgia was 223 GEL per night and the average cost of a room in a guesthouse2 was 73 GEL per night. The average cost of a room in a 5-star hotel in Georgia in June 2020 was 322 GEL per night. In Tbilisi, the average price was 471 GEL, followed by Kakheti - 327 GEL, Samtskhe-Javakheti - 279 GEL and Adjara – 273 GEL.
Using various assumptions, in Q3 of 2020, the maximum capacity of domestic tourism expenditures is to replace 33% of revenues from international tourism;
Using various assumptions, total revenues generated from tourism (both, domestic and international) in 2020 could amount to $1730 mln, which is 44.1% of the corresponding figure in 2019;
Domestic tourism in Georgia reopened on June 15th, while the reopening of borders is postponed to the near future;
The number of international travelers declined by 94.6% in May compared to the same period of 2019, while the number of inter- national visitors fell by 94.1% and the number of international tourists fell by 93.8%;
In June 2020, hotel prices do not provide an accurate guidance of the situation in accommodation market due to the fact that the market for accommodations is just starting to recover from the COVID-19-induced crisis.
It’s been five years after DCFTA was implemented and two years have passed since FTA with China. It is interesting to conduct ex-post analysis to find out how these FTAs affected Georgia’s economy. Goal of ex-post analysis will be to determine what qualitative and quantitative impacts are observed after Georgia signed DCFTA and FTA with China, on macro and sectoral levels. Also, the research paper will try to find if DCFTA and FTA with China resulted in welfare gains. To be more precise, the paper aims to determine whether the increase in trade was a result of trade creation or trade was diverted.Another aim is to analyze quantitative effects on imports and exports on different aggregation levels. For conclusion, research paper will analyze differences and similarities between DCFTA and FTA with China and based on these empirical findings, the research will identify possible threats and opportunities, which may come from future free trade agreements.
This policy brief attempts to understand China-Georgia relations. Georgia-China economic relations have received particular attention, yet there is a relative lack of research5 on how both Georgia and China see bilateral relations, and what possible factors could be limiting the depth of the partnership. Discussing this is important as Georgia is building closer ties with the EU in particular, and the Western institutions and states in general, while China’s suggested model of development stands opposite to Western liberal order.