The state budget of Georgia includes reserve funds, the purpose of which is to cover unforeseen expenses incurred during the year. As with the state budget, reserve funds are also included as part of the budgets of local self-government units.
On June 11, 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in its capacity as the regional hub for the Global Data Barometer (GDB), held a training session for national researchers.
On June 8, Archil Abashidze, Associate Professor and Head of the Master's Program at Ilia State University delivered a lecture to the participants of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
IDFI systematic monitoring has made a significant contribution in identifying key trends and problems in access to public information, implementation of effective public control mechanisms, and development of public sector accountability and open governance.
On May 27-28, 2021, a congratulatory ceremony was held for the graduates of the Eurasian Academic Anti-Corruption Network Hubs (Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova). The event was attended by representatives of civil society.
In 2020, in light of the crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the risks of opaque and irrational management of budget resources increased significantly. The current situation significantly increased such risks due to public procurements conducted without tenders, increased foreign funding, and more.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information and the Georgian Young Lawyers' Association respond to the fact that the two most important policy documents - the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan and the Public Administration Reform Action Plan, which are to define the commitments of the public agencies to be carried out in 2021-2022 - are not yet developed in the second quarter of 2021.
On 4 May 2021, within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as part of the Civil Society Program IDFI led a panel discussion - Advancing the Progress toward Achieving the SDGs Post-Covid-19.
On April 20, 2021, Davit Maisuradze, Open Government Direction Head of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), delivered a lecture to the participants of theAnti-Corruption Certificate Program ofKyrgyzstanunder the framework ofthe Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
On 12 April 2021, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) published the Fourth Evaluation Round second compliance report for Georgia, where it assessesthe country’s compliance with the recommendations issued in 2016.
|5 October 2020|