The decree of the Prime Minister of Georgia dated January 23rd, 2020 approved the new Rules of Operation of the Interagency Council (the Council) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Georgia. The decree introduces a number of new regulations linked with the operation and the composition of the Council and reflects some of the recommendations that have been regularly highlighted by the Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) before.
The participants of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption have successfully graduated the 3rd module of the Program on Anticorruption Compliance Policy (Compliance in government, business and civil society; private corruption).
Availability of open data in easily processable formats has given journalists a unique opportunity to conduct comprehensive studies of various issues. Combination of various data sets and programmatic analysis has revealed hidden business connections and interests, information about property and income, illegal dealings, and misappropriation of public funds by public figures and high-ranking officials.
IDFI recommends that the authorities approve detailed criteria for the selection of the Prosecutor General, which should at least include the following components: integrity, independence, impartiality and competence. Each criterion must be explained and the Prosecutorial Council members must be provided with clear instructions of their use and assessment.
In 2019-2020 Georgia was mentioned in the rankings of several international organizations. All of them indicate that corruption situation in the country is worsening with high-level corruption being mentioned as one of the causes.
On January 21st, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Data Exchange Agency (DEA) organized a meeting on the topic: Development Plan and Future Prospects of the Open Data Platform - WWW.DATA.GOV.GE.
Journalists and Activists for Good Governance – The contest of analytical articles is over and winners have been announced.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with Ilia State University is implementing the Certified Program on Fighting Corruption. The program consists of 8 modules and aims to raise the awareness and support development of the program participants, as active individuals in combating corruption.
On December 17, The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in partnership with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) with the support of the European Union (EU) launched the project “Contributing to PAR implementation through Civic Monitoring and Engagement”.
Since the launch of the Georgian Government’s e-petition platform (ICHANGE.GOV.GE), for the first time in two years a petition has garnered sufficient number of signatures, which obligates the Government to review it and respond to its signees.
|24 January 2019|