In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/70/1 "Transforming our world: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which entered into force in October of the same year.
Due to the universal nature of Sustainable Development Goals, they need to be adapted to the local context and specific needs, enabling their implementation to have a real, actionable impact on the local population.
On May 17-20, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) conducted online trainings on Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the representatives of Keda, Senaki, Oni, and Sagarejo Municipalities and local stakeholders.
The Council of Europe, in the framework of the Council of Europe 2020-2023 Action Plan for Georgia, is implementing the project "Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in Georgia". The main goal of the project is to strengthen citizen involvement and human rights protection at the local level.
On February 25 and 28, 2022 Building Integrity and Transparency strategies and action plans were adopted, respectively, by the decrees of the mayors of Akhmeta and Tsageri municipalities.
On February 16-21, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity issues for the employees of the City Halls of Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti municipalities and legal entities owned or managed by the City Halls.
On January 13 and 18, 2022, Building Integrity and Transparency Strategies and Action Plans for 2022-2025 were approved by the ordinances of the City Halls of Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti municipalities.
According to the results of the 2021 National Assessment of Transparency and Accountability of Georgian Municipalities, the average score of municipalities is 28% (on a 100% rating scale), which is equal to the 2019 assessment score. It can be thus said that, according to the data of 2021, the rate of transparency and accountability of municipalities has remained practically unchanged.
On December 15, 2021, representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC), and Management Systems Development Center (MSDC) presented the results of the 2021 Local Self-Government Index. The initiative is financially supported by the Open Society Georgia Foundations (OSGF).
On November 26, the representatives of the administration of the political parties from the Eastern Partnership Countries visited IDFI. The participants of the meeting belonged to political organizations of Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus, such as Batkivshchyna,European Solidarity,Party of Action and Solidarity,Movement for Freedom and United Civil Party.