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Illegal Cutting of Timber

In the period of 2015-2017, the damage done to the environment due to illegal cutting of timber was evaluated at 8 million GEL, while the related fines amounted to 2,8 million GEL.   The largest number of instances of illegal cutting of timber have been observed in the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

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IDFI Presented the Research on Access to Open Data in Georgia and Visegrad Countries

The main challenge facing access to open data in Georgia is the absence of relevant legislative framework and standards. Due to this problem, the list of data that made available by public institutions in an open and reusable format is low. Even though Georgia does have a state open data portal, public institutions are not obligated to publish their data on this website.

 

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Access to Open Data in Georgia and Visegrad Countries

The research reviews the legislative framework of open data in Georgia and in four central European countries – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Together with legislative frameworks, the document also analysis practices of access to open data, main open data platforms run in these countries and the frequency of open data utilization by local activists and private sector representatives on every-day basis. Recommendations for each country are also presented.  

 

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Presentation of the Draft Law and Monitoring Results of the Constitutional Court of Georgia

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), with support from Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), held a presentation of the draft law and monitoring results of the work of the Constitutional Court of Georgia.

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Birth Rates in Georgia

In the last 10 years, 2017 marked the lowest birth rate indicator. Deterioration of the birth rate is due to a sharp decline in the births of first and second children. The state programmes put into motion after 2014 have failed to properly address the demographic challenges facing the country.

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Fines for Illicit Garbage in Tbilisi in 2017

A total of 4,563 protocols were filed for illicit garbage disposal in Tbilisi in 2017. Among these, 338 for institutions and 4,225 for persons; Amount fined amounted to 933,227 GEL. Among this, 387,620 GEL from institutions and 545,607 GEL from persons.

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IDFI’s Recommendations for Georgia’s 2018-2020 OGP National Action Plan

Considering Georgia’s chairmanship of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), commitments undertaken in the National Action Plan (NAP) are of utmost importance. Unlike previous OGP National Action Plans, the new action plan should be different, ambitious and have a transformative effect.

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Domestic Violence Statistics in Georgia

Domestic Violence Statistics in Georgia: The largest number of domestic violence cases were documented in Tbilisi, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi and Kakheti; Beginning with 2015, the number of domestic violence cases was increasing by 50%, which indicates a sharp increase in the number of willing complaints; and indicator of the number of cases closed decreased sharply in 2016 when compared to previous years. 

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Statistics of Internally Displaced People by Income

IDFI visualization on the Statistics of Internally Displaced People by Income: in Georgia, a total of 277,403 internally displaced persons are registered; Out of the 277,403 IDPs registered in Georgia, only 3.4% (9,474 persons) have a monthly income that exceeds GEL 1,250.

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Statistics on Deprivation and Termination of Status for Internally Displaced Persons

IDFI's study on internally displaces persons revealed that: A total of 277,403 internally displaced persons are registered in Georgia; in 2014-2017, 1,232 persons were deprived of the IDP status. The most lost their status in 2015 – 625;  in 2014-2017, a total of 26,752 persons lost the status of IDPs. This was mostly due to the lack of compulsory registration in 2014; and in the following years, 5,567 persons were restored their status.

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