Good Governance

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24th July Round Table on Proactive Disclosure of Public Information

On July 24th, 2013 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support of the USAID Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) Program organized a round table: Proactive Disclosure of Public Information and invited NGOs, experts and Mass-media representatives working in the field of freedom of Information. The Round table was welcomed by Maia Gogoladze, USAID, G-3 Program Deputy Chief of Party,. She in general introduced the IDFI/ USAID, G-3 project Improving of

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Development of e-participation in Georgia - Final Report

Development of e-participation in Georgia - Final Report From 1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in cooperation with Center for Post-Soviet Studies (CPSS) was implementing a project Development of e-participation in Georgia with the financial support of the grant Partnership for Change, within the framework of the USAID program of East-West Management Institute Public Policy, Advocacy and Civil Society Development in Georgia (G

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Georgian Citizens detained by Russian Occupational Armed Forces

IDFI has received official information from the Ministry of Interior of Georgia, about the Georgian citizens detained by Occupational Army of the Russian Federation for crossing the occupation line. As we learn from the received document, a total of 1110 Georgian citizens have been illegally detained by the occupational forces in the period between 2009 June 2013. 474 of them have been detained at Tskhinvali occupational line, and 636 near Abkhazia. The most peo

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E-Participation Mechanisms on the Web-pages on Public Institutions – Final Report

Monitoring of communication mechanisms of the web-pages of public institutions detected the following tendencies: In most cases government institutions use their official pages inefficiently. This e-resource is not perceived as tool of communicating with the citizens and providing their involvement in political processes; Mainly institutions just share news about their own activities and pay less attention to evaluating the activities and getting feedback. Very few of the institutions

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Presentation of Final Results of the Project “Development of e-Participation in Georgia”

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information in cooperation with the Center for Post Soviet Studies will present the final results of monitoring of official Facebook and web-pages of public institutions on June 25th, Tuesday, at Courtyard Marriot. Presentation will cover the concept of citizen platform www.ichange.ge, rating of public institutions according to the communication mechanisms of their e-resources and recommendations for improving bilateral communication be

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The results of January-April monitoring of official Facebook pages of public institutions

Since October 1st government institutions showed progress in e-democracy sphere. The majority of the institutions that had closed Facebook walls and were unavailable to be contacted via Facebook message, already fixed the problems and provided more tools for communicating with the citizens. Also, public institutions became more active in interacting with the citizens. Most of them frequently respond to the questions and comments of the citizens. Despite the above mentioned, problems an

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The results of January-April monitoring of official Facebook pages of public institutions

Since October 1st government institutions showed progress in e-democracy sphere. The majority of the institutions that had closed Facebook walls and were unavailable to be contacted via Facebook message, already fixed the problems and provided more tools for communicating with the citizens. Also, public institutions became more active in interacting with the citizens. Most of them frequently respond to the questions and comments of the citizens. Despite the above mentioned, problems and ch

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Development of e-communication in Georgia – access to the internet

Author: Teona Turashvili Development of e-communication in Georgia access to the internet Modern technologies and internet simplified communication and access to information. Governments commenced actively using internet as means of communicating with the citizens. Most importantly, in order to increase the accountability of the governments, attention is focused on the importance of providing detailed information about their activities. In case of efficient usage of internet resou

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Public Discussion - Citizen Engagement Platform www.ichange.ge.

On May 29, at 13:00 IDFI conducted public discussion and introduced its own concept of citizen engagement platform www.ichange.ge. Georgian government has taken an obligation to create citizen platform www.ichange.ge by 2013 in the frames of Open Government Partnership initiative action plan. IDFI studied the experience of some of the countries (the USA, Great Britain, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Germany, Estonia), analyzed their e-platforms and elaborated its own concept. Discussion was att

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IDFI Signed an Ethical and Quality Standards Document

On May 21, 16 Georgian Think Tanks signed an Ethical and Quality Standards Document. The document presents comprehensive standards to guide the work of Georgian think tanks and establishes principles to ensure that the think tanks meet the highest possible professional standards. The ethical code covers organizational themes such as transparency, accountability and governance, while the quality standards focuses on research, analysis, and advocacy processes. At the sig

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