On September 20, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held a presentation of the annual assessment report of the quality of dialogue between public and private sectors in Georgia and awarded 3 state agencies with the highest degree of private sector involvement in their draft laws: Ministry of Finance of Georgia; Innovations and Technology Agency of Georgia; and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Georgia.
The Tbilisi City Council budget has doubled over the past years and amounted: in 2011 - GEL 6,072,200; in 2012 - GEL 6,131,800; 2013 - GEL 10,029,700; 2014 - GEL 13,351,400; 2015 - GEL 13,633,300; 2016 Budget Plan - GEL 14,052,000.
2016 UN report on e-Governance shows that the situation on e-Participation has worsened and on e-Governance has insignificantly improved in Georgia. Therefore, Georgia dropped of 5 places in the world’s ranking.
20 non-governmental organizations have announced the launch of the Coalition for a Euro-Atlantic Georgia. The Coalition’s mission is to contribute to the building of a free and independent state, where human rights are duly protected and institutions function efficiently. To achieve this, civil society organizations said they will concert their best efforts and closely cooperate with each other to expedite Georgia’s full integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions.
IDFI's policy paper reviews the characteristics of Kremlin propaganda in Georgia, its results, main messages and their impact on Georgian society, distributors of Kremlin propaganda, and the Georgian government's current approach to this problem. The document aims to highlight the risks and challenges that accompany Kremlin information war and the necessity to develop and implement a state policy to counter it. It contains recommendations on specific measures the Georgian government can take to counter the Kremlin's information war.
Is it possible for the state to limit the activities of a political party without undue interference with its freedom of speech and expression? To answer this question, we discuss two precedent cases of the European Court of Human Rights.
Since 2012 expenses of Georgia's General Prosecutor's Office has significantly raised in accordance with the number of people employees at the structure.
This policy brief prepared by IDFI aims to study the challenges faced by the universal healthcare program, and develop recommendations on how to overcome them and how to ensure the program is implemented in an efficient and uninterrupted manner.
IDFI continues the series of articles on Georgia’s visa liberalization process. The article discusses possible scenarios of finalizing the visa liberalization process. It also elaborates on the feasibility of granting Georgia visa-free travel before the October Parliamentary elections in Georgia.
IDFI was named by Transparify among the world’s most financially transparency think tanks along with 6 other Georgian non-governmental organizations. Transparify published its 2016 report on June 28. The report examines the financial transparency of 200 think tanks in 47 countries. Transparify analyzed funding information disclosed by these organizations and rated them on a 5 star rating system (with 5 being highly transparent).
|31 January 2019|