The purpose of this paper is to analyze the procurement system of Georgia, including problems related to the implementation of the legislation, assess its performance, point out its strengths and weaknesses and provide recommendations on solutions. The paper is based on the assessment of the Public Procurement Legislation of Georgia (PPL) that was conducted within the framework of the project Transparent Public Procurement Rating (TPPR).
On May 13, IDFI and Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI) hosted a conference: Assessing Public Procurement Legislation and Practice in Eastern Partnership Countries.
Georgia recently saw a number of videos depicting violent treatment of animals spread through social networks and the media. These videos have left the public wondering about whether perpetrators have been held responsible.
For the first time, IDFI publishes these documents, allows general audience and scholars, interested in studying modern Georgian history to access CIA documents from June-September 1991.
On May 1, 2017, the new charter of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) officially entered into force. The charter defines the new structure of the organization and its strategic directions.
The policy brief stresses the importance of having a dialogue between the public and private sectors on draft laws at the initial stage of their development, before their initiation in the Parliament. The document also provides a small guide to successfully conducting this dialogue.
On May 2, 2017, in the conference room of the Club the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), in cooperation with the Administration of the Government of Georgia and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the support from the Government of Sweden and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will host an information session ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Georgia.’
On May 2, 2017, the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance and the Consultative Group approved the Open Parliament Georgia 2017-2018 Action Plan. The process was supported by European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with IDFI.
The 2017-2020 Strategy and 2017-2018 Action Plan for Increasing Transparency and Integrity at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure was adopted by Decree №69/o of the Minister. These policy documents were created through the assistance of the USAID Good Governance Initiative and were developed as a result of close cooperation between IDFI and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure.
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