IDFI and USAID program Governing for Growth in Georgia (G4G) held a workshop titled Dialogue Between the Public and Private Sectors. Attendees included employees of the Georgian Parliament, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Economy that are responsible for drafting legislative proposals.
The results of the first annual study show that, as expected, effective PPDs are more of an exception, than a rule in Georgia. By revealing the most successful cases of quality PPD in Georgia, our project team hopes to emphasize the positive impact of effective consultation during early stages of the policy-making process, and thus promote more inclusive decision-making at all stages of governance
IDFI calls on the Georgian government to transfer normative acts required by Article 126 of the new law to the Parliament within the legally established deadline.
Institute for Development of Freedom of Information hosted a two-day workshop with the involvement of Eastern Partnership member countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Georgia).
Mexico's Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information has been updated to expand the list of public servants responsible for providing access to public information and increase the amount of information available on government websites. This law defines electronic platforms as the primary means of providing access to information, which enables simpler storage, disclosure and sorting of data, in full compliance with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) principles.
All calls for efforts to create or strengthen formats of bilateral talks with Russia, which diminish the importance of the Geneva format and have a vague mandate, are detrimental to Georgia’s national interests. These efforts only complicate matters by creating a false perception of the situation from the side of our partners and only serve the interests of the occupying state.
Gaining constitutional majority would mean not only that the ruling party would have the ability to amend the country’s highest law on any issue single-handedly and without real consensus, but also that it would be under heavy responsibility to fulfill all of its pre-election promises at any cost.
The programme contributes to UNDPs overall programme aim to establish the Georgian Parliament as a credible institution with a greater role in national policy-making and European integration.
Coalition for an Independent and Transparent Judiciary calls on the next Parliament and the Committee in charge of the judicial reform strategy to start working without delay on creating a new disciplinary responsibility system for judges that is line with international standards, and to implement the reform in a reasonable timeframe.
Short reviews of IDFI's activities, with useful links and other materials are provided in the IDFI's August-September Newsletter.
|2 January 2019|