Mexico's Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information has been updated to expand the list of public servants responsible for providing access to public information and increase the amount of information available on government websites. This law defines electronic platforms as the primary means of providing access to information, which enables simpler storage, disclosure and sorting of data, in full compliance with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles.
Gaining constitutional majority would mean not only that the ruling party would have the ability to amend the country’s highest law on any issue single-handedly and without real consensus, but also that it would be under heavy responsibility to fulfill all of its pre-election promises at any cost.
On September 28, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held its 7th annual announcement ceremony of Georgia’s most and least open public institutions. At the event monitoring results of access to public information in Georgia in 2016, its main tendencies and court practice were also presented.
This report assesses access to information in Georgia in 2016, the practice of strategic litigation of IDFI concerning access to information, as well as analysis of trends of access to information in 2010-2016.
IDFI issued a visualization titled “Access to Public Information in Georgia – 2010-2016.” The visualization clearly demonstrates the tendencies of the public institutions on providing applicants with the requested public information.
IDFI issued a visualization titled “Access to Public Information in Georgia – 2016.” The visualization clearly demonstrates the tendencies of the public institutions on providing applicants with the requested public information.
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.
|22 September 2020|