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China, EU and Georgia Nexus: Unpacking the Economic and Political Relations
09-Jul-2020

The main objective of the research is to study the impacts that free trade agreements with the EU (DCFTA) and China had on Georgian economy and political implications that they might result in.

Economic Analysis of Georgia’s Free Trade Agreements with EU and China
09-Jul-2020

It’s been five years after DCFTA was implemented and two years have passed since FTA with China. It is interesting to conduct ex-post analysis to find out how these FTAs affected Georgia’s economy. Goal of ex-post analysis will be to determine what qualitative and quantitative impacts are observed after Georgia signed DCFTA and FTA with China, on macro and sectoral levels. Also, the research paper will try to find if DCFTA and FTA with China resulted in welfare gains. To be more precise, the paper aims to determine whether the increase in trade was a result of trade creation or trade was diverted.

Another aim is to analyze quantitative effects on imports and exports on different aggregation levels. For conclusion, research paper will analyze differences and similarities between DCFTA and FTA with China and based on these empirical findings, the research will identify possible threats and opportunities, which may come from future free trade agreements.

China-Georgia Relations amid Georgia’s Western Path: An Emerging but Limited Partnership?
09-Jul-2020

This policy brief attempts to understand China-Georgia relations. Georgia-China economic relations have received particular attention, yet there is a relative lack of research5 on how both Georgia and China see bilateral relations, and what possible factors could be limiting the depth of the partnership. Discussing this is important as Georgia is building closer ties with the EU in particular, and the Western institutions and states in general, while China’s suggested model of development stands opposite to Western liberal order.

Prioritized Community Problems in Mestia Municipality
24-Mar-2020

PMC Research elaborated a report in order to prioritize community problems in Mestia municipality through the analysis of central and local government competences.

The study was conducted as part of the project “Support to the Development of Livelihoods in Disadvantaged Rural Regions of Georgia – Mestia/Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,” which is funded by the European Union with co-funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation and is being implemented by Care Austria (CARE), in collaboration with PMC Research.

Local Development Strategy for Mestia Municipality 2020-2024
06-Feb-2020

Local Development Strategy for Mestia Municipality 2020-2024, developed in 2019 by the Business, Public and Civil Sector of Zemo Svaneti with the assistance of PMC Research.

The strategy was elaborated as part of the project “Support to the Development of Livelihoods in Disadvantaged Rural Regions of Georgia – Mestia/Samegrelo - Upper Svaneti Region,” which is funded by the European Union with co-funding from the Austrian Development Cooperation and is being implemented by Care Austria (CARE), in collaboration with PMC Research.

Russia’s Disinformation Campaigns in Georgia: A Study of State and Civil Society Response
16-Dec-2019

The purpose of the research is to study the nature and aims of Russian propaganda and disinformation campaign in Georgia and the steps taken by the state and civil society organizations in response.

Assessment of the Trade Facilitation Component of Georgia’s Peace Initiative - A Step to a Better Future
13-Dec-2019

The following research discusses the New Peace Initiative entitled “A Step to A Better Future,” launched in April 2018 by the Government of Georgia.

 

Analysis of Gaps in the Law of Georgia on Public Service
18-Nov-2019

The purpose of the study was to identify gaps hindering efficient human resource management, as well as to increase the predictability and protection of public servants’ activities.

Identification of Functional Regions and their Competitive Advantages in Kakheti, Georgia
06-Nov-2019

The research report aims to identify functional regions in Kakheti, Georgia and analyze the most competitive subsectors in each of the regions.

Connectivity, Trade and Financial Integration of the South Caucasus Via the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
31-Oct-2019

Publication provides an overview of how the initiative could advance relations between China and the three countries of the South Caucasus, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. The publication also sketched out the dynamics of the BRI related to transport connectivity, bilateral trade and foreign direct investment.