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Analyzing the Diversification of the Rural Economy in Georgia
16-Jul-2019
At the end of June and the beginning of July, PMC Research conducted three presentations and public discussions on the outcomes of the policy brief “Diversification of Rural Economy in Georgia” in Mtskheta, Tkibuli, and Batumi.The main goal of the research was to study the current state of affairs in the rural economy and to identify steps towards its diversification by analyzing the vision, strategy and programs of the Government of Georgia, as well as regional and municipal authorities. We evaluated the development potential of linkages between farm and non-farm sectors and basic factors supporting the diversification of the rural economy.“Economic diversification of the rural economy has the potential to significantly alleviate poverty and contribute to local and regional economic development in Georgia,” said Mikheil Skhiereli, Affiliated Researcher at PMC Research. Civil society organizations and representatives of local governments also participated in the discussion. The research was conducted by PMC Research in collaboration with People in Need, as part of the EU project “Regional Civil Society Organizations Supporting Free Trade with Europe.”
Two Georgian Projects Presented at European Development Days (EDD) for First Time
20-Jun-2019
On June 18-19, we participated in, and presented two Georgian projects at, the European Development Days (EDD) 2019 in Brussels, the first time that projects from Georgia have been showcased at the forum in its 14-year history.
Analyzing Municipal Social Policy in Shida Kartli Region
18-Jun-2019
On June 11, PMC Research conducted a presentation and public discussion on the outcomes of the research ”Municipal Social Policy Analysis in the Shida Kartli Region" in Gori.
Presentation on the Competitiveness of the Hospital Sector in Tbilisi
25-Mar-2019
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.”
Promoting Rural Development in Mestia
11-Mar-2019
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.
Analyzing Private Sector in Municipalities of Two Georgian Regions
07-Mar-2019
 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".
Discussing Monitoring and Evaluation Practices in the Government of Georgia
25-Feb-2019
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.” 
Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential
07-Feb-2019
At the end of January and at the beginning of February, PMC Research conducted four public discussions and presentations in Kutaisi, Zugdidi, Telavi and Akhaltsikhe about the outcomes of four value chain analyses of four agricultural products, namely tomatoes, laurels, carrots and blackberries.
PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum
05-Feb-2019
On January 27-29, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, and Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum in Switzerland, co-hosted by the Swiss National Bank.
Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance
29-Nov-2018
On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of research entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia
13-Nov-2018
On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim of introducing these two institutions to each other and discussing collaboration opportunities. As a result of the meeting, various cooperation models were discussed, including an internship program at the CAFS for researchers from TSU.
Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration
08-Nov-2018
On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). The aim of the visit was to discuss the prospects of future collaboration between the two institutions.
New Study to Improve Access to Employment, Entrepreneurial and Educational Opportunities
26-Oct-2018
PMC Research recently launched a new applied research project entitled “The regional market assessment in Georgia using components of Smart Specialization” aiming to assess the private business sector in Tbilisi and five target municipalities within Kvemo Kartli and Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti regions.
Enhancing the Vocational Education and Training System in Georgia
22-Oct-2018
PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Updating Vocational Education and Training (VET) System in Georgia with Estonian Experience” aiming to develop VET programs to become more attractive in Georgia and to prepare students to meet the needs of the local labor market.
Presenting Conceptual Design of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System (PMES) for Municipalities
03-Oct-2018
On September 28, PMC Research organized the conference “Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System for Local Self-Government Activities” in order to facilitate dialogue between key stakeholders and to reach an agreement on the specific performance monitoring and evaluation system to be introduced in Georgia’s municipalities.