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Georgia in World Development Report 2016

On May 17, 2016 World Bank published a World Development Report. IDFI presents a detailed overview of the sections of the report that discusses various indicators of Georgia.

 

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Open letter of Georgian Civil Society Organizations To the North Atlantic Council and NATO Secretary General

"...We truly believe that what Georgia needs now is a clear roadmap towards NATO membership agreed at the NATO Warsaw Summit. This would serve Euro-Atlantic security interests and further advance the principles on which the Alliance was founded. We also hope that decisions taken in Warsaw will support concrete measures aimed at deterring Russian aggression and reinforcing Georgia’s security...."

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Georgia at the London Anti-Corruption Summit

The article reviews the World’s First Anticorruption Summit held in London on May 12. From Georgia, the Summit was attended by Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili and Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani.

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Visa Liberalization for Georgia and Reasons for Its Delay

IDFI issues an articles on visa liberalization. The article reviews procedures of visa liberalization process between Georgia and EU as well as the reasons of possible delay of finalizing this process.

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GEL 62,000 Spent for 11 One-Way Airplane Tickets - Media Coverage

On May 30, IDFI published its study of the procurement of airplane tickets by the Teacher Professional Development Center for its program Teach and Learn with Georgia. The study found that in 2015 the Center had spent GEL 62,000 to purchase 11 one-way tickets that actually cost GEL 39,000.

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May Newsletter

Short reviews of IDFI's activities, with useful links and other materials are provided in the IDFI's May Newsletter.

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Overpriced Tickets for Teach and Learn with Georgia

IDFI has recently conducted an investigation into the National Center for Teacher Professional Development’s procurement of flights for volunteers participating in its Teach and Learn with Georgia program. Our findings indicate that that there were several irregularities in nine electronic tenders dating back to 2013 and totaling GEL 571,714. As a result, the government may have been significantly overcharged for these flight tickets.

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IDFI - Classified Document on Georgia's Independence

IDFI congratulates every citizen and supporter of Georgia with the Independence Day. To mark this occasion, we decided to publish a formerly classified document kept in the archives of the USA. This document is an analytical report on the events taking place in Georgia on 24 April 1990, at an early stage of the Georgian independence movement, prepared by the US Directorate of Intelligence.

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IDFI - GPSA Global Partners Forum

2016 Global Partners Forum held on May 19-24 (in Washington) covered almost 75 countries, as there were representatives from different local or international NGOs, governments, private sector or academics. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) was presented in the framework of Open Government Partnership by Saba Buadze. Buadze delivered his remarks and shared the experience of IDFI on the process of co-creation in the Open Government Partnership.

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The Parliament and Civil Society Discuss MP Code of Ethics

On May 20-21, the Georgian Parliament’s Permanent Council on Open and Transparent Governance and its Civil Society Consultative Group held a meeting discussing the MP Code of Ethics. Improving the Code of Ethics is one of the commitments (4.4.) in the Open Parliament Georgia 2015-2016 Action Plan.

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