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Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Se…

29-Nov-2018

Discussing the Challenges Facing SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

On November 29, Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the main findings and recommendations of –research entitled “Leveraging SME Fi...

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Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set …

13-Nov-2018

Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences Set for Cooperation with Tbilisi State University and Academy of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia

On November 6, PMC Research organized a meeting between the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences (CAFS) and Tbilisi State University (TSU), with the aim...

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Hosting Delegation from China to Start C…

08-Nov-2018

Hosting Delegation from China to Start Collaboration

On November 6-7, PMC Research hosted a delegation from China, comprising high-ranking officials from the Chinese Academy for Fiscal Sciences (CAFS). T...

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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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Georgian Economic Climate (Q4, 2018)

19-Nov-2018

Georgian Economic Climate (Q4, 2018)

In the fourth quarter of 2018, Georgian economic climate barely remained satisfactory. In this period, Georgian economistsassessed Georgia’s present e...

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Georgian Economic Climate (Q3, 2018)

04-Sep-2018

Georgian Economic Climate (Q3, 2018)

In the third quarter of 2018, Georgian economists positively assessed Georgia’s Economic Climate Indicator (ECI). The Georgian economy is categorized ...

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Georgian Economic Climate (Q2, 2018)

25-May-2018

Georgian Economic Climate (Q2, 2018)

Georgian Economic Climate is a joint product of PMC Research Center and the ifo Institute for Economic Research. In this bulletin, we discuss Georgia’...

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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.