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.
After the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the world, including Georgia, began to fight to save the health and lives of its citizens on the one hand, and the country's economy on the other.
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.
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 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.
|18 October 2021|