Georgia’s Economic Growth: Identifying Industry-related Challenges and Opportunities
We recently started a new project, which aims at conducting value chain analytics of selected industries (tourism, creative industries, light manufacturing, and shared intellectual services) of Georgia. The main goal of the activity is to understand recent developments, tendencies, and needs, which together serve as a basis for the decision-making processes of the relevant public bodies and will, in turn, strengthen the economic potential of each targeted value chain.
Evaluation to Enhance Future Implementation of LEADER Approach in Georgia
We recently started evaluating a project entitled “Promoting Citizen Engagement for Economic Development (PROCEED)” aimed at addressing the challenges associated with poverty and unemployment in Dedoplistskaro municipality in the Kakheti region of Georgia and enhancing the wellbeing of its population through applying the LEADER/Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) methodology.
New Study to Advance Involvement of Local Authorities of Central Asian States in Migration Management
Mr. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, supported by Maya Komakhidze, Researcher at PMC Research, recently elaborated a new paper entitled “Reviewing Migration and Development: The Role of Local Authorities in Central Asia” under the Visiting Fellow Program of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute.
PMC Research Advancing Inclusive Youth Policy in Racha
We recently established a sustainable youth platform in Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti to provide youth with opportunities, experiences and the necessary theoretical and practical skills and competencies to support their full and successful integration into society and, accordingly, to enable them to get involved in the decision-making processes at the local level through civic engagement mechanisms.
Introducing Digital Marketing Tools to Boost Local Businesses in Khulo Municipality
On August 3-8, PMC Research conducted a six-day training course on digital marketing for 35 second- and third-round rural development grant competition beneficiaries in Khulo municipality in order to boost the visibility, and ultimately the revenues, of their businesses.
PMC Research Joins Atlas Network to Enhance International Partnerships Facilitating Economic Development
We are pleased to announce that PMC Research recently became a partner of the Atlas Network through which it will contribute to making the world freer, and more prosperous, transparent and accountable, with the principles of individual liberty, property rights, limited government, and free markets all ensured.
Outcomes of Research into Georgia’s Economic and Political Relations with China and the EU Presented
On July 9, PMC Research presented the findings of its research entitled “Relations between China, the European Union and Georgia: Analysis of Economic and Political Relations” and subsequently held a discussion thereon.
Diagnosing Two Clusters to Contribute to the Sophistication of Georgian Businesses
We are currently conducting a diagnostic study of two clusters - marine fishing and processing, and the preservation of fruits and vegetables - in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region.    
PMC Research Director Discusses the EU Neighborhood Policy in the Context of EU-Georgia Economic Relations
On June 25, Dr. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, participated in the German EU Pre-Presidency Conference entitled “Shaping the Future of Europe,” which was dedicated to debating current EU issues, and was organized by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Institute for European Politics (IEP).
Supporting Farmers in Georgia by Advancing an Electronic Platform to Market Agriproducts
We have recently started collaboration with the Georgian Farmers Association (GFA), focused on enhancing the agricultural sector in Georgia.  
Upper Svaneti LAG Provided up to 120 Families with Product Baskets Amid Covid-19
The local action group (LAG) of Mestia municipality recently launched a new charity initiative with the purpose of supporting vulnerable groups residing in Upper Svaneti to overcome challenges presented by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
PMC Research’s Director Chosen to Conduct Research by CAREC Institute’s Visiting Fellow Program
Mr. Giorgi Khishtovani, Director at PMC Research, has been selected as one of the two finalists in the Visiting Fellow Program of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute, and will accordingly conduct vital research this year.
Identifying Mestia Municipality’s Community Needs to Support Rural Development
We recently elaborated a new report entitled “High-Priority Community Problems in Mestia Municipality.” The aims of the document are: to introduce forms of civic engagement within local self-governance processes serving citizens of the 16 communities of Mestia municipality; to enhance their capacity in local budget analysis; to enable them to distinguish between central and local government competences; and to improve the ways in which they overcome local challenges.
Evaluating Small Projects Assistance (SPA) Program’s Impact on Local Community Development
PMCG, together with PMC Research, recently launched a new project, aiming to assess Peace Corps Georgia’s Small Projects Assistance (SPA) program.
Promoting Rural Economic Development in Georgia
PMC Research recently launched a new project with the purpose of advancing the agricultural sector and rural SMEs in Georgia by enhancing their economic opportunities.