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Joint Feasibility Study on China-Georgia Possible Free Trade Agreement
07-Aug-2015

The study showed that a free trade agreement between Georgia and China has great potential. Georgia’s export to China would increase by 9% approximately, in the short-term period including significant growth of wine exports (28.5%) and non-alcoholic drinks (36.7%). On the other hand...

 

Waste Management in Georgia
10-Jun-2015

Even if the streets in Georgia are swept and clean, it does not mean that waste is managed in the country. Despite a big interest of the Georgian government, there are still no striking changes in the waste management in Georgia. A considerable step forward might be the “Waste Management Code” that entered into force on the 15th of January, 2015.

 

Possible Challenges of Harmonization of Georgian Legislation with the Acquis Communautaire of the European Union in Energy Sector
30-Apr-2015

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.

 

The Effects of Investments in Clean Energy in Georgia
30-Apr-2015

It was several decades ago when mankind observed that country’s development is no more function of economic growth and technological innovation only, but also environmental stability, healthy ecosystem and social equity, hence the term sustainable development emerged. Sustainable development concept is important in energy sector as well, since this sector is one of the most polluting and at the same time it is an engine for economic growth and technological innovation. Energy needs today should be met without compromising the ability of next generations to meet them in the future. To achieve the latter objective, the best and perhaps the only option is to manage successful transformation from fossil fuel to predominantly clean energy based economies.

 

Global Food Price Shocks Transmission to Local Markets and Welfare Implications for Georgian Households
30-Apr-2015

In the period of 2003 - 2013, real growth of GDP averaged 6.3% in Georgia, however the benefits of the growth has not been equally shared among different groups of population. Despite the robust growth over the past ten years, as of 2013, 9.3% of total population remains below the poverty line. This poses significant challenges to the food security policy in Georgia. According to the Global Hunger Index1 (GHI) measured by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Georgia lags behind most of the countries in the region in terms of food security.

 

Analysis of the Medium Term Fiscal Policy Sustainability in Georgia
30-Apr-2015

The research “Analysis of the medium term fiscal policy sustainability in Georgia” assesses the fiscal sustainability of the country in medium and long-term periods. A stable development oriented fiscal policy is crucial for the sustainable economic development of a country.

 

Analysis of the State Procurement System of Georgia
30-Apr-2015

The research paper “Analysis of the State Procurement Policy of Georgia” studies the strength and challenges of the existing state procurement system of Georgia. The research is based on the analysis of state procurement policy, conducted interviews with representatives of large procuring entities and suppliers of goods and services, with representatives of the State Procuring Agency.

 

Sharing Experience of Visegrad Countries’ EU Economic Integration and Georgia’s Successful Institutional Reforms for Albania and Kosovo
29-Apr-2015

This report analysis state of play of Albania’s and Kosovo’s EU integration, it asseses the challenges and perspectives these countries meet in the process. Also, it presents experience of Georgia’s, as EU associated country’s successful insistutional reforms that are relevant for Albania and Kosovo.

 

Economic Analyses of the Proposed Amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia
20-Dec-2014

PMC Research Centre presents economic analyses to the Labor Code of Georgia. The analysis is based on international empirical studies, experiences of other countries, and the survey of business leaders’ attitudes to the initiated amendments to the Labor Code of Georgia. The aim of the report is to analyze expected economic effects of mentioned changes.

 

Trout Pruduction in Adjara and its Future Development Perspectives
01-Dec-2014

The objective of the EU funded project was to support the ministry to generate staff opportunities by promoting human and institutional capacity development. In the frame of this project VCAs were conducted on honey, potatoes, and trout. The full text is available in Georgian.