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Assessment of the Readiness Gaps and Barriers for the Georgia’s NDC (Nationally Determined Contributions) Implementation Process
16-Sep-2016

The research objective is to make recommendations to the government of Georgia to develop of an NDC Roadmap with regards to inter-ministerial coordination on the implementation of the EU Association Agreement energy tasks allied to climate change by providing a clear insight into the problems concerned with the institutional arrangement during the dealing with Climate & Energy cross-sectoral issues. 

 

Onion Value Chain Analysis in Samtskhe-Javakheti Region of Georgia
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Walnut Value Chain Analysis in Ajara Region of Georgia
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Peach Value Chain Analysis in Kakheti Region
01-Sep-2016

The research is conducted in the framework of the project “Empowering Modern Research Practices of Regional Agriculture-Related Institutions”, implemented by PMC Research Center and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University. The project is implemented by Georgian Rural Development Department of Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GRDD of GIPA) in partnership with Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN) and PMC Research Center and funded by European Union for Georgia ENPARD: Support to Agriculture and Rural Development. The project targets three direct beneficiaries from three different regions of Georgia: Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara, Samtskhe-Javakheti State University of the Samtskhe-Javakheti Region and Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University of the Kakheti Region.

 

Compulsory Saving Pension Scheme – Challenges and International Practices
10-Dec-2015

Society was always facing material security issue. Conventional approach, market mechanisms were unable to solve all the problems, so the state took responsibility for it. As a result, new challenges raised, that were exacerbated by the latest demographic trends and put under risk future sustainability of the state pensions system. The threat became a basis for the new reforms, including introduction of private pension savings.

 

Role of Tariff Policy in Improving Energy Efficiency in the Residential Sector
03-Nov-2015

Tariff policy plays an important role in providing “right” price signals for consumers, which is a necessary condition to improve the demand side energy efficiency (EE) in terms of the environmental, social and economic benefits. Improving EE is the most effective way to address challenges of energy security, import dependency and climate change. In spite of these benefits EE still remains underutilized in Georgia.

 

Agricultural Land Ownership: The Optimal Way
29-Oct-2015

The research analyzes the general difficulties linked with agricultural lands, mostly surrounded with three major issues: large number of unregistered lands; the state as large owner of lands; and the limited right of foreigners to purchase land. The research discusses about the ways of overcoming these issues and gives appropriate recommendations.

 

Assessment of Fiscal Sustainability of the Universal Healthcare Program in Georgia, 2015-2030
27-Oct-2015

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.

 

The Service Quality in the Natural Gas Sector: EU Experience and Implications for Georgia
22-Oct-2015

This paper reviews the experience of Great Britain in regulation of the service quality in natural gas sector. In line with British experience, Georgian situation in gas sector is analyzed and comparative analysis is conducted. Based on the analyses different policy options are provided. Based on comparison analyses recommendations how to improve service quality in the natural gas distribution business in the country is provided.

 

Solar Power Scale: Policy Schemes for Supporting Solar Power Generation in Georgia
20-Oct-2015

Solar power is one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies becoming competitive with traditional sources of electricity generation. Its main characteristics are: high initial investment costs, free fuel during the operations period and environmentally friendly nature.