Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of democratic governance and political stability. Political competitiveness is one of the essential signs of a representative democracy, which mainly is determined by political parties’ financial.
The Budget Code of Georgia allows the establishment of Contingency Funds of the Government of Georgia and the President of Georgia in the state budget. However, from 2019, the state budget no longer allocates assets for the Contingency Fund of the President of Georgia, and the financial resources provided for the Contingency Funds will be fully directed to the Government of Georgia.
In 2021, the second academic year of the Educational Certification Program in Fighting Corruption has finished. The Program was implemented as part of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Ilia State University.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Georgia, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published 4 research papers regarding Covid-19 related public procurements.
On July 19th the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the final reports of the alternative monitoring of the 2019 – 2020 PAR action plan implementation. results of the alternative monitoring reports on the implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020.
On July 19th the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the reports of the interim alternative monitoring (second half of 2020) of the 2019 – 2020 PAR action plan implementation.
On 6 July 2021, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with the support of the European Union, held an online workshop on the Covid-19 pandemic-related public procurements.
The Eurasian Academic Anti-Сorruption Network is an international network of anti-corruption hubs that was established in 2019 to unite the efforts of the international community in anti-corruption education and research.
As a result of the spread of COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed in its wake, Georgia's GDP decreased by 6.2% in 2020. The economic crisis has also had a major impact on the state budget, increasing spending on healthcare and various types of subsidies. On June 9, 2020, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia submitted a draft amendment to the Law on the State Budget of Georgia for 2020, based on which the maximum reduction of administrative costs aimed at financing the budget deficit was planned.
In the survey carried out by IDFI in 2020, to the question about the sources of civil servants' information about the whistleblowing institution during the quantitative survey, 39% of the respondents stated that they did not have any information.
|24 January 2021|