On March 20, the first lecture of the Bachelor's program - Corruption and Politics was held within the framework of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption. The lecturer of the mentioned course is Zurab Sanikidze, who is the Chairperson of the LEPL Public Service Development Agency.
On March 17, the first lecture was held within the scope of the course "Fighting Corruption - International Actors, Anti-Corruption Platforms", which is a part of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
Effective management of state-owned enterprises remains a significant challenge in terms of the country's economy. Over the years, the inefficient and opaque management policies of state-owned companies have had a significant impact on their financial outcomes.
According to the July-November 2020 IDFI monitoring results within the framework of the project "Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after", the low degree of transparency in Covid-19-related ﬁnancial management can be considered as one of the most important problems.
The whistleblowing institution has been in place in Georgia since 2009 and is regulated by the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service. In 2015, reforms of the whistleblowing institution and whistleblower protection were carried out and an electronic platform was created that also allows for anonymous disclosure.
On March 4, 2021 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented the study “Challenges of Whistleblowing in Georgia – Legislation and Practice”.
The Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption was started in June, 2019 and is implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) for the third year in a row.
The Secretariat of the Interagency Coordination Council to Combat Corruption has launched the renewal of the Anti-Corruption Strategy and elaboration of 2021-2022 Action Plan.
Davit Narmania, Chairperson of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC) gave a lecture to the participants of theEducational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
Since the declaration of the state of emergency due to the spread of coronavirus infection in Georgia, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published three studies on public procurements pertaining to the fight against infection.
|29 December 2019|