The improvements in data accessibility and technology allowed journalists to dive deeper into certain topics, and use various applications and programs to better process, analyze and present immense amounts of material. However, these new possibilities come with additional challenges related to skills and time required for the collection and processing of data.
The average rate of transparency and accountability of municipalities in Georgia still remains low – 28%, 25% for city halls and 31% for municipal councils. On July 2, 2019 representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) and Management Systems Development Center (MSDC)presented Evaluation of Municipalities in 2019, according to the Local Self-Government Index.
IDFI's visualization on the national assessment of Georgian municipalities.
Today, on June 26, representatives of business, startups, civil society, and academic community discussed the Accessibility and Use of Open Government Data by Tech Community. The event was organized by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in partnership with Data Exchange Agency (DEA) and Georgian Innovations and Technologies Agency (GITA).
More than 500 delegates from more than 15 countries participated in the Annual International Investment Forum held in Tbilisi on June 19 - Developing Market Economics: Prospects and Challenges.
Proactive disclosure of public information was one of the most important commitments taken by Georgia within the framework of the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published the results of its monitoring of proactive online discloser of information by Georgian public institutions in 2019.
Vehicle exhaust is the main problem in terms of air pollution. Total number of cars, which were subject to technical inspection through this period is 232, 470. Ministry of Internal Affairs is unable to isolate data on municipal transport in technical inspection records. Car owners paid over GEL 16 million for primary technical inspection in the thirteen months of 2018 and February of 2019.
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