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The Importance of Petition Systems for Citizen Participation: International Examples and Georgian Practice

Ensuring citizen participation in the decision-making process is the bedrock on which democracy rests. The development of technologies and innovations made this component highly correlate with the improvement of digital communications, especially when Covid-19 pandemic impacted the cardinal principle of public delivery and demonstrated the crucial importance of digital services.

 

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Challenges of Personnel and Remuneration Policy of State Enterprises

Effective management of state-owned enterprises remains a significant challenge in terms of the country's economy. Over the years, the inefficient and opaque management policies of state-owned companies have had a significant impact on their financial outcomes.

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Monitoring Covid-19 Related Public Spending During the State of Emergency and After

According to the July-November 2020 IDFI monitoring results within the framework of the project "Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after", the low degree of transparency in Covid-19-related financial management can be considered as one of the most important problems. 

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IDFI and the State Inspector’s Service Launched the Joint Project

On March 5, 2021, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in GeorgiatheInstitute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Office held the opening event of the joint project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia."

 

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Open Data Maturity Report 2020 – Results of Georgia

The Open Data Maturity Report is an annual survey of European data portals. The latest report, published in 2020, is the sixth edition in a series launched in 2015 and assesses the level of open data maturity in the Member States of the European Union (EU27) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

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Statistics of the Use of the Georgian Healthcare Programs on the Occupied Territories of Georgia in 2019-2020

According to Georgia’s official policy toward the occupied regions, the state is responsible to elaborate the proposals and formats for the peace process on the occupied territories and engage in the peace-making process. This policy also encompasses the provision of healthcare for the patients living on the occupied territories of Georgia (the Occupied Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Former Autonomous District of South Ossetia)  within the frame of the Referral Service Provision State Program

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Challenges of Whistleblowing in Georgia – Legislation and Practice

The whistleblowing institution has been in place in Georgia since 2009 and is regulated by the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service. In 2015, reforms of the whistleblowing institution and whistleblower protection were carried out and an electronic platform was created that also allows for anonymous disclosure.

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IDFI’s Activities Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Soviet Occupation

A century has passed since 25 February 1921 when the Russian 11th Army invaded the Democratic Republic of Georgia. 100 years ago, the occupation of Georgia was preceded by the battles for defending the independence of the country, which continued even after 25 February.

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Tbilisi City Court Granted the Appeal of IDFI against Media Academy

Tbilisi City Court Fully Granted the Appeal of IDFI against Media Academy and ordered the respondent to provide public information.

 

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IDFI’s Online Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Major Takeaways and Outcomes

On February 18, IDFI held an online conference entitled, Artificial Intelligence: International Trends and Georgia. The conference aimed to explore international tendencies, standards, transparency, and ethical principles of using artificial intelligence, as well as particular cases of using artificial intelligence in Georgia’s public sector, and their implications for the right to privacy in the country.

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