On November 26, 2020, in the framework of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the member of the Parliament of Georgia - Tamar Chugoshvili, held the open lecture for the participants of the Program. It should be mentioned that Tamar Chugoshvili has received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and in 2016-2019 was the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chairperson of the Gender Equality Council.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) was initiated during a period when the need to improve government transparency and openness in addition to enhancing anti-corruption reforms and public engagement was getting stronger.
Money laundering risks in Georgia have existed and discussed by relevant international organisations as well as strategic partners. Money laundering risks of Georgia has been discussed by the US State Department for years.
On November 15, 1944, began the implementation of Order №001176 of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (НКВД). The Order entailed the forced resettlement of the ethnic and religious groups of “Turks, Kurds, and Hemshins (Muslim Armenians) living on the territory of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic”.
Beginning with November 9, 2020, a curfew was enacted in 7 major cities of Georgia. This decision by the Government of Georgia was met with sharp political and judicial criticism.
The LEPL Public Service Development Agency (Agency) has drafted Policy Document and Action Plan on public service development, delivery, quality assurance and evaluation, which are planned to be submitted for approval to the Government in December 2020.
On 10 November, it became known that on 17-18 November, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo would visit Georgia. Since then, lots of opinions regarding the objectives of his visit have been expressed.
On November 12-13, 2020, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for the employees of the Senaki City Hall and legal entities owned or managed by the City Hall.
In this report, IDFI discussed the memory politics of independent Georgia since 1991, achievements and challenges in the three basic directions – legal dimension, institutional dimension and memorial dimension. Based on the report, it can be argued that there are challenges in the three directions.
Independence of the institutions fighting corruption is one of the most important standards that ensures effective fight against corruption, accountability, high degree of transparency and, therefore, high level of public trust.
|28 September 2019|