Good Governance

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US House Approves Bill to Improve FOIA Operations

By Freedominfo.org The US House Feb. 25 voted 410-0 to pass a bill (H.R. 1211) intended to improve the operation of the Freedom of Information Act. No similar bill exists in the Senate, but the Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a hearing on FOIA on March 11. FOIA advocates are hoping that a Senate bill will deal not only with process issues, but also make more fundamental changes regarding exemptions that are considered too restrictive. The House FOIA Oversight and Im

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Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions

Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions The August 26 decree of the government of Georgia #219 about the E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure was enforced on September 1, 2013. In the present research, conducted between January 21, 2014 and February 21, 2014, IDFI attempted to display how the institutions complied with the commitments. In this period IDFI studied the proactive disclosure of information o

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Practice of E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure in Public Institutions

The August 26 decree of the government of Georgia #219 about the ‘E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure” was enforced on September 1, 2013. In the present research, conducted between January 21, 2014 and February 21, 2014, IDFI attempted to display how the institutions complied with the commitments.

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Round table meeting – OGP Implementation- E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure

On February 26 2014 Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the financial support of USAID program Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) organized a round table meeting concerning the issue of OGP Implementation- E-request of Public Information and Proactive Disclosure. The meeting was attended by the representatives of the administration of the President, Ministries, other public institutions and NGOs. The meeting was opened by the chief of party of USAID program G

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The renewed opendata.ge has been launched

The renewed opendata.ge has been launched on February 27, 2014 the most voluminous online database in Georgia. The portal serves to improve level of transparency and accountability of the government. By the initiative of OSGF, opendata.ge has been transformed into a single portal of NGOs involved in promoting freedom of information and since now, it will unite public information requested and collected by Institute for Development and Freedom of Information (IDFI), Georgian Young L

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Predicted Financial Impact of the Health Care Reforms on Private Insurance Companies between 2006-2013 in Georgia - The Case of „Aldagi-BCI“

Author: GiorgiKhishtovani Predicted Financial Impact of the Health Care Reforms on Private Insurance Companies between 2006-2013 in Georgia - The Case of Aldagi-BCI(Geo) Since 2006, reforms implemented in the health care system of Georgia were conducted with the active participation of the private insurance companies. So, for instance, the Georgian government has provided a state insurance program (SIP) that provides health insurance to Georgian citizens living at or below th

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Working on the Georgia’s New Law on Freedom of Information is in Progress

Ministry of Justice of Georgia in cooperation with the Open Society Georgia Foundation and engagement of experts and non-governmental organizations has commenced working on elaborating the separate law on freedom of information. The freedom of information draft law was discussed by the experts on the February 13 meeting held in Courtyard Marriot. The new law intends to unite all the freedom of information regulating normative acts in one law which will establish the new standard

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IDFI’s Russian Partner Organization FIF was declared as a foreign agent

Prosecutors office evaluated the activities of IDFIs Russian Partner - Freedom of Information Foundation (St. Petersburg) as political activity and requested the elimination of violations of the law of non-profit organizations. Statement of the foundation regarding this issue was published on the web-site of organization on January 28 (www.svobodainfo.org). On January 27, 2014 Freedom of Information Foundation received the prosecutors supervisory act from the Central Prosecutors Office of

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IDFI hosted the delegation of experts from Tajikistan working on the anticorruption strategy

Photo album A delegation of experts from Tajikistan working on the anticorruption strategy visited Tbilisi on 16-19 January. The event was organized by Open Society Foundation of Tajikistan and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). The purpose of the visit was to familiarize themselves with the reforms for the purpose of overcoming corruption, the anticorruption strategy and new projects of Georgia, and to share experience in this field. The Tajikistan d

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Criminal Statistics in Tbilisi (2010-2013)

As you know, the criminal statistical data published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia in 2012 was not presented according to the types of criminal acts. Despite numerous attempts of IDFI, he Ministry did not make the mentioned data public. On 6th December 2012 IDFI once again addressed the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a request for the criminal statistics from Tbilisi for 2012 and the 11 months of 2013, according to the following types of criminal acts: Premeditate

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