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Georgia in the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom

Georgia ranks 23rd among 178 countries by the freedom of its economy and is ahead of most Post-Soviet, Eastern European and neighboring countries. Despite an overall positive result, Georgia still faces challenges in terms of freedom of its financial sector and the rule of law, specifically unprotected property rights, corruption and lack of independence of the judiciary.

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IDFI at ADB 49th Annual Meeting in Frankfurt

Annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have become a premier forum for the discussion of economic and social development issues in Asia and the Pacific. The meetings provides excellent opportunity for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector to discuss current issues and challenges that Asian region is facing, with the goal of identifying possible solutions.

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Concept for Publishing Documents on Parliament Website in Easy-to-use Formats

The Georgian Parliament’s Permanent Council on Open and Transparent Governance adopted a Concept aimed at promoting the implementation of commitment 3.1. of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan. The commitment involves publishing documents on the Parliament website in easy-to-use formats.

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Case Summary - IDFI vs Ministry of Internal Affairs

On the following link please find the summary of the case IDFI vs MIA. The article reviews decisions of Tbilisi City Court, Tbilisi Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia. All three instances of court held MIA responsible for disclosing information on salary supplements and bonuses received by high-ranking officials.

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OGP Georgia Action Plan for 2014-2015: Completed and Unfulfilled Commitments - Media Coverage

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) recently examined the completed and unfulfilled commitments under Georgia’s second Open Government Partnership Action Plan.

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Security Today

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the company SECURE are launching a series of trainings titled Security Today.

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April Newsletter

Short reviews of IDFI's activities, with useful links and other materials are provided in the IDFI's April Newsletter.

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OGP Georgia Action Plan for 2014-2015 – Completed and Unfulfilled Commitments

Georgia has recently started working on its third Open Government Action Plan, while it has yet to complete the main commitments of the second one. The study presents the reasons why second Action Plan commitments were not met, possible consequences and recommendations to be considered in the future.

 

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Offshore Companies in Georgia - Risks and Recommendations - Media Coverage

IDFI has been writing about offshore companies in Georgia for years. On April 19, 2016, the organization published another study on the topic titled Offshore Companies in Georgia – Risks and Recommendations. The study reviews the specific risks offshore companies pose in Georgia, including lack of accountability, Russian influence on the Georgian economy, money laundering, political pressure on business and tax evasion.

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Parliamentary Council and Consultative Group Discussed Amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure

The meeting of the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance and the Consultative Group was held on April 20. At the meeting amendments to the Parliamentary Rules of Procedure required for implementation of the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan commitments were discussed.

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