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Raspberry Value Chain Analysis in Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region
21-Aug-2018

PMC Research Centre, in cooperation with regional civil society organizations of the Mtskheta-Mtianeti region, conducted value chain analysis on raspberry with an emphasis on the export potential to the European Union market.

 

Mandarin Value Chain Analysis in Adjara Region
21-Aug-2018

PMC Research Centre, in cooperation with regional civil society organizations of the Adjara region, conducted value chain analysis on mandarin with an emphasis on the export potential to the European Union market.

 

Broccoli Value Chain Analysis in Kvemo Kartli Region
21-Aug-2018

PMC Research Centre, in cooperation with regional civil society organizations of the Kvemo Kartli region, conducted value chain analysis on broccoli with an emphasis on the export potential to the European Union market.

 

Vocational Education in Context of DCFTA
09-Aug-2018

Vocational education and training (VET) plays an important role in promoting selfemployment and increasing the competitiveness of the entrepreneurship of SMEs. The purpose of this policy brief is to analyze the existing challenges in the vocational education system hampering growth in the competitiveness of SMEs and to develop appropriate recommendations thereon. View the full text here.

 

Options for Railway Infrastructure Development in Tbilisi
06-Mar-2018

This study compares the following four alternatives: keeping the status quo (Option 1); the 2009 Tbilisi Railway Bypass Project (Option 2); a city tunnel from Navtlughi district to Didube district (Option 3); and retaining the city’s main railway line and central station, but relocating all other railway infrastructure from the Didube-Nadzaladevi districts to the city’s peripheral districts (Option 4).

Georgia as a Transit Hub and its Increasing Potential in the Implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative
25-Jan-2018

This paper has identified a clear interconnection between the BRI and Georgia’s economic development strategy in terms of infrastructure development and trade facilitation. Furthermore, this paper has suggested that Georgia could leverage the advantages of its trade agreements (DCFTA with the EU; FTA with China) and favourable business environment to be an important transit hub in the South Caucasus region and beyond.

Preliminary Assessment of the State Programme “Plant the Future”
01-Nov-2017

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of People in Need and PMC Research Center and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. The policy study presents recommendations on improving the state programme “Plant the Future.”

 

Mapping Out Public Procurement System of Food in Georgia
04-Aug-2017

The research has been produced with the financial assistance of European Union within the project "Improving Regional Food Security in the South Caucasus through National Strategies and Small Holder Production".

 

Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030
28-Jul-2017

During the past decade, Georgia reformed its health sector and achieved a decline in child and infant mortality, a reduction in expenditure of inpatient services, an improvement in accessibility, equity and affordability of healthcare services. However, healthcare still remained unaffordable for almost half of the population, and people were spending a large share of their income on out-of-pocket expenses in comparison to other low-and medium-income countries.

 

Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector
28-Jul-2017

European Union’s (EU) strategic interest and relations with Georgia have been developing over past years. In this period, Georgia significantly deepened its ties with the EU. On the one hand, EU’s strategic interest and on other hand, Georgia’s considerable progress in the reforms maintained to implement EU’s foreign policy initiatives in Georgia such as the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP). These initiatives are aimed at economic development, fostering democracy, equality, rule of law and strengthening human rights credentials. In general, EU-Georgia relations have been centred on three main issues: assistance to political and economic transition processes, conflict resolution and support to the development of the energy potential of the country.