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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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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02-Jul-2018

Study to Identify Challenges for SMEs Seeking Access to Finance

CAREC Conference 2018


PMC Research recently launched a new project entitled “Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia”, designed to study the challenges facing SMEs with a particular focus on access to finance in Georgia. 

On June 21, Goga Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, presented the research outline as part of the inception workshop in Beijing. The event, as well as the project, was supported by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the CAREC Institute (CI).

The research will be oriented toward analyzing several key aspects, especially the cultural, procedural, institutional and regulatory incentives and disincentives facing SMEs seeking to access finance and the reasons behind such access being blocked or rejected. 

The paper will also study the financial knowledge of managers of SMEs in Georgia, and assess the status of domestic and global value chains in Georgia, opportunities for SMEs to link with both domestic and global value chains and the potential impact of being able to access finance. 

Ultimately, policy recommendations regarding the promotion of greater financial access for SMEs and trade finance in Georgia, with a focus on agri-business, will be elaborated. 

The paper will be included in the ADBI’s and the CI’s working papers and will be published as a separate chapter in a book jointly published by the ADBI, the ADB and the CI.

 


Please kindly follow the link below for detailed information about the project:

Leveraging SME Finance through Value Chains in Georgia