IDFI systematic monitoring has made a significant contribution in identifying key trends and problems in access to public information, implementation of effective public control mechanisms, and development of public sector accountability and open governance.
On May 27-28, 2021, a congratulatory ceremony was held for the graduates of the Eurasian Academic Anti-Corruption Network Hubs (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova). The event was attended by representatives of civil society.
In 2020, in light of the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of opaque and irrational management of budget resources increased significantly. The current situation significantly increased such risks due to public procurements conducted without tenders, increased foreign funding, and more.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association respond to the fact that the two most important policy documents - the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan and the Public Administration Reform Action Plan, which are to define the commitments of the public agencies to be carried out in 2021-2022 - are not yet developed in the second quarter of 2021.
On April 20, 2021, Davit Maisuradze, Open Government Direction Head of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), delivered a lecture to the participants of theAnti-Corruption Certificate Program ofKyrgyzstanunder the framework ofthe Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
On 12 April 2021, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published the Fourth Evaluation Round second compliance report for Georgia, where it assessesthe country’s compliance with the recommendations issued in 2016.
On March 30, this year the U.S. Department of State published 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taking place in the world led to an increased risk of deteriorating criminogenic conditions. For example, the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the country, the massive reduction of jobs, etc., contains significant risks of an increase in crime, especially economic crime.
In order to assess the impact of the pandemic on the reported crime rates in the country, IDFI analyzed the crime statistics registered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
In recent years, a number of studies have been conducted regarding the legal entities established by municipalities. The studies discussed various bureaucratic challenges faced by the entities.