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Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackb…

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Value Chain Analyses of Tomatoes, Blackberries, Carrots and Laurels in the Regions of Georgia and their EU Market Potential

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PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss…

05-Feb-2019

PMCG’s CEO and Research Director Discuss Impact of Belt and Road Initiative at Eurasia Emerging Markets Forum

On January 27-29, Aleksi Aleksishvili, Chairman and CEO at PMCG, and Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the Eurasia Emergin...

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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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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)

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Projects

16-Aug-2018

Country Note on Belt and Road Initiative in South Caucasus

 

Start Date:
August, 2018
End Date: September, 2018
Country: Georgia
Origin of Funding: Emerging Markets Forum
Budget: USD 5000

 










Project Description:

PMC Research is working on a country note on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) under the Emerging Markets Forum project on the BRI.

The aim of the project is to study the impact of the BRI on the countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus (CASC) and ascertain how these countries individually and through regional cooperative efforts can maximize the benefits of the BRI and manage any potential risks.

The country note on the BRI in the South Caucasus covers the following topics:

• The main areas of BRI engagement (transport, energy, agriculture, mining, etc.);

• Potential impacts of the BRI on countries CASC region in the following areas:

  •       Trade
  •       Financial flows
  •       Employment and migration
  •       Urban/rural and intra-country regional (im)balances
  •       Environmental impacts
  •       Macroeconomic balances and debt
  •       Governance;

• Clarifying the extent to which BRI investments are integrated with national plans of the relevant countries’ governments and regional plans of organizations belonging to these countries;

• Clarifying the extent to which local stakeholders (potentially affected communities and population groups) have been consulted in preparation of BRI investments;

• Whether regional organizations are involved (or should be involved) in planning, implementing and monitoring of BRI programs;

• Ways in which international organizations (UN agencies, MDBs, etc.) can assist countries in ensuring maximum benefits with minimum cost/risk from the BRI;

• Recommendations for China, for the CASC governments, private sector and CSOs, and for the international community to help CASC countries get the most out of the BRI.