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Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandar…

24-Aug-2018

Value Chain Analyses of Broccoli, Mandarins and Raspberries in the Regions of Georgia and their Potential on the EU Market

PMC Research recently finished working on value chain analyses of three agricultural products in three specific regions, namely broccoli in Kvemo Kart...

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Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Roa…

17-Aug-2018

Analyzing the Impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus

At the beginning of August, PMC Research started working on a Country Note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armen...

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The Role of Civil Society Organizations …

03-Aug-2018

The Role of Civil Society Organizations in the Implementation of the DCFTA

On July 25, Ms. Mariam Saghareishvili, Researcher at PMCG, participated in a working meeting about the DCFTA and the role of civil society organizatio...

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Options for Railway Infrastructure Devel…

06-Mar-2018

Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi

This study compares the following four alternatives: keeping the status quo (Option 1); the 2009 Tbilisi Railway Bypass Project (Option 2); a city tun...

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Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increas…

25-Jan-2018

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

This paper has identified a clear interconnection between the BRI and Georgia’s economic development strategy in terms of infrastructure development a...

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Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or …

29-Nov-2016

Armenia-Georgia Trade: Getting Close or Distant?

Armenia’s decision to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) exempted traders from union member countries from paying value added tax (VAT) and excise...

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Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

17-Sep-2018

Hotel Price Index (August, 2018)

In August 2018, the hotel price index increased only by 0.01% compared to July 2018; In August 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel room...

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Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

09-Aug-2018

Hotel Price Index (July, 2018)

In July 2018, the hotel price index increased by 2.7% compared to June 2018; In July 2018, the daily rates for standard double hotel rooms increase...

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Hotel Price Index (June, 2018)

12-Jul-2018

Hotel Price Index (June, 2018)

In June 2018, the hotel price index increased by 8.6% compared to May 2018; The 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotel price index increased by 10.6% in J...

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Projects

03-Jul-2017

Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform 2017

 

Start Date:
July, 2017
End Date: December, 2017
Country: Georgia
Origin of Funding: Policy and Management Consulting Group
Budget: GEL 15,600

 










Project Description:

Public Policy Discourse and Dialogue Platform is targeted at creating a platform that stimulates constructive and systematic policy debates and establishing cooperation practice among different political and social groups throughout Georgian society. 

The project will bring together a wide range of stakeholders through more productive dialogue and will look into different ways to achieve optimal decisions for policy planning, design and implementation. The dialogue among the public, private, NGO, and media sectors, and the use of collaborative problem solving will be maintained to address complex public issues in a better way and thus, improve the quality of governance in Georgia. 

Through preparing policy studies PMC Research aims to create solid ground for professional debates and to raise awareness of possible threats, which will increase the significance of policy results. In addition, PMC Research aims to discover young researchers and increase their participation in policy dialogue.

Under the project, an independent Steering Committee selects core topics for public policy discourse. It mainly targets: economic, social, trade, investment and SMEs policies, energy and education policies, public administration reform, public financial management, and local and regional development policy. 

After the primary selection of topics, an open announcement is made to invite researchers to prepare policy documents in the relevant fields in line with the project timeline. The Steering Committee selects a researcher and a peer reviewer for each paper, both of whom present their papers for discussion at the Public Policy Discourses. Based on the data analysis and review of global best practices, selected researchers develop their policy recommendations. In order to ensure high quality, a peer reviewer and chief editor review the study. Also, the Steering Committee develops recommendations for the researchers. 

Based on the research and discussion results, the project team will elaborate policy papers and policy briefs on relevant issues. The project team will distribute an electronic version of the study. Information will also be disseminated via PMC Research’s website, social media and other means of electronic communication. The project aims to record and analyze all lessons learned, and to outline the implications and the significance of the project outcomes.

PMC Research has gained solid experience in organizing public discussions. In the last 8 years it has conducted many policy papers and organized public debates. More than 35 important topics have been researched and discussed with stakeholders of PMC Research during the mentioned period.