On January 25-26, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held working meetings with the private sector in the cities of Kutaisi and Batumi to discuss the availability of open government data of significance to the private sector.
Following the monitoring of the gifts received by public officials of the executive branch and judges in 2020-2022, IDFI studied information regarding the gifts listed in the declarations by municipal public officials.
On November 21, 2023, IDFI, together with partner civil society organizations, with the financial support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Danish government, held a presentation of the results of the Local Government Index 2023 assessment.
According to the results of the 2023 National Assessment of Transparency and Accountability of Georgian Municipalities (LSG Index), the average score of municipalities is 35% (on a 100% rating scale), 5% higher than the indicator achieved in 2021. It can be thus said that, according to the 2023 data, the LSG Index has shown growth.
IDFI with the support of USAID's Economic Governance Program is implementing a regional information campaign to promote public-private dialogue.
Based on an analysis of municipal budget documents and information received through the requests, it is evident that the funding of legal entities established by municipalities continues to grow steadily.
On April 20-21, 2023, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a two-day training for local observers about the Local Self-Government Index.
On December 13, 2022, IDFI held an international high-level conference on good governance, titled Accelerating Decentralization: Best Practices and Innovative Solutions.
On December 13, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held an international conference – Good Governance Forum 2022.