On October 21, 2020, IDFI conducted an online training on open data management and publication issues for the staff of Gori, Lagodekhi, Senaki, Telavi and Zugdidi City Halls and Municipal Councils.
Access to open government data is vital for the improvement of public service delivery and citizen participation in the decision-making process. Open data facilitates the development of civil monitoring mechanisms, improves public well-being, and effective use of state resources.
Trace International released new indicators about the risk of corruption in business on November 19th. The organization assessed the risk of business corruption in 194 countries. They used a 100-point system where 100 points indicates a high and 0 points - low risk of corruption.
On December 2-3, 2020, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency and Integrity for the employees of Zugdidi City Hall and legal entities owned or managed by the City Hall.
On November 30, 2020, Levan Avalishvili, Programs Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), delivered a lecture on Freedom of Information to the participants of the Bachelor’s course of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
Oncological diseases have remained one of the leading causes of death globally. Cancer treatments are often complex and can be long, requiring significant financial needs. As of today, up to 40 thousand patients with cancer are registered in Georgia according to the Minister of Health.
On November 26, 2020, in the framework of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the member of the Parliament of Georgia - Tamar Chugoshvili, held the open lecture for the participants of the Program. It should be mentioned that Tamar Chugoshvili has received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and in 2016-2019 was the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chairperson of the Gender Equality Council.
IDFI conducted online trainings on transparency, accountability and integrity for the employees of the City Halls of Telavi and Lagodekhi municipalities and Legal Entities under the City Halls.
Money laundering risks in Georgia have existed and discussed by relevant international organisations as well as strategic partners. Money laundering risks of Georgia has been discussed by the US State Department for years.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was initiated during a period when the need to improve government transparency and openness in addition to enhancing anti-corruption reforms and public engagement was getting stronger.