Georgia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011 and since then developed three National Action Plans that included important commitments related to the fight against corruption and increasing of transparency, quality of public Service delivery and citizen engagement.
Every year contingency funds are created to cover unforeseen expenses within the framework of the national budget of Georgia. Given its nature, the resources of the contingency funds should be used in emergency situations, such as natural, epidemic, ecological and other kinds of disasters.
Working Group on Social Inclusion of the Georgian #SDG Council summarized the results of its two-year’s work that included: Finalizing national indicators and integrating global goals in national policy documents; Assessing the implementation results of Goals 2, 3 and 4; Presenting the group co-chair institutions Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia; Association “Education for All Georgia”; & UNICEF Georgia.
On November 2nd, 2017 and April 24th, 2018 IDFI sent FOI letters to the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia regarding statistical information on the requests sent to the Interpol by the Prosecutor’s Office with the aim of initiating Red Notice searches and requests sent to foreign law enforcement agencies regarding the extradition of wanted persons.
IDFI's analysis of the statistics of refusal to enter Georgia to foreign citizens at the Georgian border revealed the following findings: The number of refusals to let foreign citizens enter the country has been declining over the past 4 years. In the last four years, most refusals of entry were given to the citizens of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia, Iran and India. The citizens of these countries made up 58% of all those who were refused entry into the country.
In the period of 2015-2017, the damage done to the environment due to illegal cutting of timber was evaluated at 8 million GEL, while the related fines amounted to 2,8 million GEL. The largest number of instances of illegal cutting of timber have been observed in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.
In 2014-2017, a total of 1,612 persons committed suicide; Within the last four years, 4.3 times as many men committed suicide as compared to women; Compared to previous years, in 2017 cases of suicide decreased by about 100; The number of suicides was higher than the number of attempted suicides; The greatest number of scuicides was reported in Tbilisi, while the greatest number of attempted suicides was reported in Samegrelo.
More than half of the theaters are located in Tbilisi; There is a total of 49 theaters in the country; Across the country, the number of plays held in all theaters was increasing annually, with the exception of 2016; In 2015-2016, the greatest number of plays, following Tbilisi, was held in the region of Imereti; The number of spectators at the plays was increasing annually; In the last few years, the majority of spectators (63-65%) attended plays in Tbilisi.
Between 2014 and September 30 of 2017, foreign citizens were refused entry at the Georgian state border a total of 27,400 times