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Expanding the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)is a global standard for the good governance of natural resources, including gas, oil, metals, and other minerals. 

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The Presentation of the Interim Alternative Monitoring Report on the Implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020

On December 23 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) together with the Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association (GYLA) presented the results of the interim alternative monitoring reports on the implementation of Public Administration Reform (PAR) Action Plan for 2019 – 2020.  

 

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Online Discussion on the Issues Related to the First Mass Grave of the Victims of the Soviet Regime in Adjara

On 22 December, online discussion regarding issues related to the first mass grave of the victims of the Soviet regime in Adjara, organized by the Institute for Freedom of Information (IDFI) and Society “Memorial” was held.

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Energy Sector Overview - November

Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) has prepared an overview of current developments and challenges in the energy sector of Georgia up to and including November 2020.

 

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IDFI’s Online Conference on Local Self-Government: Major Takeaways and Outcomes

On December 18, IDFI held an online conference – Strengthening Good Governance Principles at the Local Level. The conference aimed at exploring challenges, planned reforms, needed interventions, and innovative approaches at the local level in terms of transparency, quality of governance, delivery of municipal services, and citizen participation

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IDFI Calls for the Prime Minister of Georgia to Increase the Subsidy for the Repressed Individuals in the 2021 State Budget

In the nearest future, the 10th Parliament of Georgia will vote for the Legislative Proposal on the 2021 Budget of Georgia. The increase of the 7 GEL living subsidy for the persons recognized as the victims of political repressions (hereafter: repressed individuals) still is not included in the budget.

 

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Parliaments as Partners for Open Government Reform (OGP Virtual Study Tour)

On 9-10 December, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) organized online conference which had the format of virtual study tour. Virtual study tour aimed to exchange the experience on parliamentary openness;

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IDFI Delivered a Statement at the Pre-Session of the UN Universal Periodic Review

On December 8, 2020, the pre-session of the 3rd cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review was held in a virtual format where the representatives of non-governmental organizations and the public defender’s office informed the Permanent Missions to the UN about the human rights situation in Georgia. 

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The COVID-19 related State Procurements

On February 26, 2020, the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in Georgia, while on March 21, the state of emergency, that lasted until May 22, was declared. In this period, the coronavirus  related procurements were primarily conducted with simplified procedures. 

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Georgia’s Anti-Corruption Indexes are Worsening

In 2020 Georgia was mentioned in the rankings of several international organizations. Most of them indicate that corruption situation in the country is worsening with high-level corruption being mentioned as one of the causes. 

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