The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is spreading rapidly around the world. In times of a global health crisis of this kind, getting accurate information about government activities, relevant legal acts, social services, public spending on various government efforts to respond to existing challenges and new initiatives to support socially vulnerable groups becomes ever more important. In order to effectively fight against the pandemic, states should fully internalize the past experience and take every step necessary to ensure open and proactive access to the information on Covid-19 related projects and activities.
A state of emergency has been declared in many countries, including Georgia, to fight against the massive spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The pandemic has become a major factor hindering economic, social and political activities around the world.
Due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, state of emergency was declared in Georgia on March 21, 2020. According to the Article 1 of the presidential decree, the purpose of the state of emergency is to react accordingly on the pandemic acknowledged by the World Health Organization, to secure the public health in democratic society, reduce the risks related to the health and lives of population and manage the situation.
It has been already six months since the start of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption which is conducted by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the collaboration of Ilia State University.
It has been already six months since the start of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption which is conducted by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the collaboration of Ilia State University.The Program is financially supported by the Open Society Foundations with co-funding from the Open Society Georgia Foundation.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) studied the perceptions towards different career paths and professional success of women and men in civil service. Both quantitative and qualitative sociological research methods were used in the course of the study.
On March 10, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), presented the findings of the first systemic survey that assessed the working environment, career development and professional growth of women versus men in Georgian public sector.
The participants of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption have successfully graduated the 3rd module of the Program on Anticorruption Compliance Policy (Compliance in government, business and civil society; private corruption).
Availability of open data in easily processable formats has given journalists a unique opportunity to conduct comprehensive studies of various issues. Combination of various data sets and programmatic analysis has revealed hidden business connections and interests, information about property and income, illegal dealings, and misappropriation of public funds by public figures and high-ranking officials.
IDFI recommends that the authorities approve detailed criteria for the selection of the Prosecutor General, which should at least include the following components: integrity, independence, impartiality and competence. Each criterion must be explained and the Prosecutorial Council members must be provided with clear instructions of their use and assessment.
|23 October 2020|