On September 28, 2020, the second phase of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption was launched.
To examine the practice of employment through labor and administrative contracts in the public sector, IDFI requested relevant public information from more than 100 public institutions (ministries, their subordinate legal entities of public law, and various independent public agencies).
IDFI requested public information about the expenses, income, ratings, amount of remuneration and number of employees of Georgia Public Broadcaster. Simultaneously, data from the open sources covering the research period was analyzed, including, public procurement expenses related to the new building of the Broadcaster, reports on budget execution, incomes presented to the Georgian National Communications Commission.
During the last years, the system of public procurement in Ukraine underwent important changes. One of the main novelties was the creation of an open-source e-tendering system Prozorro.
On August 26 and 31, 2020 the local strategies and action plans of Integrity and Transparency were adopted, respectively, by the decrees of the mayors of Telavi and Lagodekhi municipalities.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has been monitoring the state of access to public information in Georgia since 2010. The work of IDFI has played an important part in strengthening freedom of information in Georgia, identifying key trends and challenges related to access to public information, developing effective civic oversight mechanisms, and raising the level of accountability and open governance in the public sector.
On July 28 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the results of the interim alternative monitoring reports on the implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020.
Georgia’s scores in terms of e-government and e-participation have slightly improved in the UN E-Government Survey 2020. Although the country has dropped by 5 positions in the e-government ranking, it advanced by 7 positions in the e-participation ranking.
On July 17-19, 15 trainees participated in a two-day practical training organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI). Participants explored and delved into the monitoring mechanisms of government activities.
As part of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the eighth module was launched on 14 July to provide trainees with information on modern whistleblowing and investigative journalism on corruption.
|14 May 2019|