IDFI’s held yet another training for journalists and activists from Kutaisi on - Using Open Data for an Effective Government Oversight. The training enabled the participants to learn more on how to identify suspicious public tenders, control state budget execution, request and obtain public information, etc.
Studies of the stories of the repressed persons, their proper commemoration and immortalization is an important and urgent issue in the post-Soviet region.
Georgia has a wide diversity of mineral deposits. Even though large deposits of mineral resources are not commonly found in Georgia, oil, coal, manganese, nonferrous and rare metals, chemical raw materials, and inert materials are of commercial significance.
IDFI and the State Inspector Service held a public discussion about the Draft Law on Personal Data Protection. The event brought together representatives of the State Inspector Service, the Parliament of Georgia, civil society and media organizations to exchange positions and concerns about draft law.
August 2019 saw Costa Rica take an important step in improving its public procurement system. The Comptroller General’s Office with the support of several deputies presented a bill that comprehensively reforms the existing Administrative Contracting Law.
The Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance held a hearing on Civic Engagement Instruments and Practices in State Agencies as part of its thematic inquiry group.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets ambitious goals and reaching them constitutes a considerable challenge globally. The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) held in July this year demonstrated that the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is slow.
Nationalizing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals and relevant targets constitute a declared policy of the Government of Georgia. The given analysis aims at ascertaining to what extent existing national policy documents contain obligations in line with SDG indicators. The evaluation will assist the GoG to identify challenges and take relevant steps in regards to nationalizing specific SDGs.
On 18 September 2019, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) hosted the delegation from Sierra Leone, consisting of: Hon. Paran Umar Tarawally - Clerk at the Parliament of Sierra Leone; Marcella E. Samba-Sesay - Executive Director at the Campaign for Good Governance; and Alusine Diamond-Suma - Programme Coordinator at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
On 30 August 2019, at the session of the Legal Issues Committee, the Parliament of Georgia discussed the legislative proposal on the amendments in the laws on the National Archival Fund and the National Archives and on the Personal Data Protection presented by the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Institute for Development of Freedom of Information, Giorgi Kldiashvili (N1-7153/19; 10.04.2019).
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