Today, on June 26, representatives of business, startups, civil society, and academic community discussed the Accessibility and Use of Open Government Data by Tech Community. The event was organized by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in partnership with Data Exchange Agency (DEA) and Georgian Innovations and Technologies Agency (GITA).
More than 500 delegates from more than 15 countries participated in the Annual International Investment Forum held in Tbilisi on June 19 - Developing Market Economics: Prospects and Challenges.
Proactive disclosure of public information was one of the most important commitments taken by Georgia within the framework of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published the results of its monitoring of proactive online discloser of information by Georgian public institutions in 2019.
Vehicle exhaust is the main problem in terms of air pollution. Total number of cars, which were subject to technical inspection through this period is 232, 470. Ministry of Internal Affairs is unable to isolate data on municipal transport in technical inspection records. Car owners paid over GEL 16 million for primary technical inspection in the thirteen months of 2018 and February of 2019.
Analysis of vehicles owned by regional governor administrations and related fuel consumption points to challenges related to rational and efficient use of resources. The high overall number of vehicles owned by governor administrations, prevalence of expensive luxury models, and high fuel expenses demonstrate a necessity for optimization and stricter oversight mechanisms.
Policy recommendations are the result of extensive research performed in Czechia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia compiled by ePaństwo Foundation and pu- blished in the report alGOVrithms - the State of Play.
IDFI welcomes the initiation of drafting the new Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan for 2019-2020 by the Secretariat of Anti-Corruption Interagency Council and hopes that the document will cover all the important objectives for corruption prevention.