Since its foundation, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has been actively working on strengthening the accountability and openness of commercial and state organizations, including, in terms of fighting against corruption.
On October 18, the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption started for the Bachelor’s Degree students of the 2021-2022 academic year. Within a year, 22 students will take courses in Good Governance and Corruption and Public Policy and Corruption.
On October 15, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) conducted training on effective oversight and data extraction methods for investigative/data journalists.
On September 30, 2021, the award ceremony of the participants of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption for the years of 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 was held.
Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) constitute a research database based on over 30 data sources reflecting the views and evaluations stemming from citizens, entrepreneurs and experts.
Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of democratic governance and political stability. Political competitiveness is one of the essential signs of a representative democracy, which mainly is determined by political parties’ financial.
The Budget Code of Georgia allows the establishment of Contingency Funds of the Government of Georgia and the President of Georgia in the state budget. However, from 2019, the state budget no longer allocates assets for the Contingency Fund of the President of Georgia, and the financial resources provided for the Contingency Funds will be fully directed to the Government of Georgia.
In 2021, the second academic year of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption has finished. The Program was implemented as part of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Ilia State University.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Georgia, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published 4 research papers regarding Covid-19 related public procurements.
On July 19th the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the final reports of the alternative monitoring of the 2019 – 2020 PAR action plan implementation. results of the alternative monitoring reports on the implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020.