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Global Agenda for Sustainable Development and Georgian Path from 2015

The UN General Assembly adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its Resolution A/RES/70/1 on September 2015. 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 associated targets are enshrined in the Resolution and balance three dimensions of sustainable development– economic, social and environmental. 2030 Agenda is the sole global agenda that unites every country to achieve sustainable development with the core principle of “leaving no one behind”.

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An Electronic Petition Platform – ICHANGE.GOV.GE – was Launched in Georgia

On December 22, 2017 the Georgian government launched an e-petition platform (ichange.gov.ge). Through the platform, any Georgian citizen is able to create an electronic petition and gather signatures; petitions with a sufficient number of signatures will be sent to the government for consideration. Most importantly, the Georgian government will be obligated to provide responses to citizen petitions and make them publicly available online.

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Monitoring to Implement Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

Report on Pilot Initiative on National-Level Monitoring of SDG16 was published in November 2017 and summarizes the information from November 2016 to July 2017. Among other stakeholders, the Administration of Government of Georgia (AoG), Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributed to the elaboration of the monitoring report. 

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Georgia's State Bureaucracy

Visualization was prepared following the IDFI policy document (Challenges of the Georgian Bureaucratic System (2011-2016) data reflects Georgia’s State Bureaucracy in 2011-2016.

 

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Georgia's State Bureaucratic Expenses

Visualization was prepared following the IDFI policy document (Challenges of the Georgian Bureaucratic System (2011-2016) data reflects Georgia’s Burocracy Expenses in 2011-2016.

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Challenges of the Georgian Bureaucratic System (2011-2016)

The policy document studies the development and challenges of the Georgian state bureaucracy in 2011-2016 and its administrative expenses, including labor remuneration, work visit, representation, state vehicle and telecommunication expenses.

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IDFI Weighs in on the Constitutional Claim of Giorgi Mamaladze and His Lawyers

Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) submitted an amicus curiae (friend of the court) observation on the constitutional claim "Citizens of Georgia -Giorgi Mamaladze, Giorgi Pantsulaia and Maia Zoidze vs. Georgian Parliament" prepared by the Constitutional Law Clinic of Free University of Tbilisi.

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Transparency and Public Participation in Lawmaking Discussed by MPs and Experts in Tbilisi

Practical ways of ensuring a transparent and participatory legislative process were the focus of a workshop held by the Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia in cooperation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), European Union (EU), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), on 18 and 19 December 2017 in Tbilisi. 

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International Anti-Corruption Day: Existing Challenges and Activities Implemented by IDFI

International Anti-Corruption Day: Existing Challenges and Activities Implemented by IDFI

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Local Self-Government Index: Results for 2017

The overall results of the 2017 evaluation of Georgian municipalities were low. On the scale of 0 to 100%, the average result of all municipalities was only 21% (19% for city halls / municipal administrations and 24% for municipal councils).

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