Open Government

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Barack Obama Notes the Importance of OGP in his Statement

November 17th, 2013, marked the inauguration of the new President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, who was elected as a result of peaceful, democratic elections on October 27th, 2013. The day was also marked by a large number of statements released from various foreign leaders, who congratulated Giorgi Margvelashvili. Among these was Barack Obama, the president of the United States, who in his statement talked about the significant progress Georgia has undergone in the recent years. Among t

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Proactive Disclosure in Georgia - A Bright Spot for OGP

The Open Government Partnership annual summit was held on 31 October-1 November in London, UK, gathering more than 1000 representatives from the member countries of the initiative: members of the governments, representatives of the CSOs and businesses, to share and discuss their experiences, progress, ambitions and plans towards more transparent, open and accountable governments. The Civil Society of Georgia was represented by Giorgi Kldiashvili, the Director of Institute for Development

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Policy Discussion ,,Civil Society Organizations’ Perspective on the OGP 2014 – 2015 Action Plan”.

On 8 November, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in partnership with the USAID G -3 Program, organized the Policy Discussion ,,Civil Society Organizations Perspective on the OGP 2014 2015 Action Plan. In the framework of the USAID G 3 program consortium members and expert introduced the developments about the OGP London Summit and new Action Plan Priorities. International USAID Expert delivered the presentation on the international tendencies and assessments und

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Completion of Action Plan and New Priorities for OGP – Georgia

On October 1st a meeting was held for the purpose of defining the updated priorities for the 2014-2015 within the frameworks of the “Open Government Partnership”, initiated by the Interdepartmental Anti-Corruption Council and organized by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information within the frameworks of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) program.

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The Initiative of Georgia for Open Government Partnership in 2014

At the conclusion of the Open Government Partnership annual summit in London, UK, thirty-seven members of the international initiative revealed the plans for the further development of transparency, accountability and openness in their respective countries. The new initiatives cover a wide range of topics: new open data legislation, government integrity, fiscal transparency, management of natural resources and empowering the citizens.

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Georgia nominated for Bright Spots prize

From 31 October to 1 November 2013 Open Government Partnership (OGP) Annual Summit is being held in London. The participants of the event have introduced each other with implemented achievements designated to government transparency and accountability in their own countries. At the final stage of the summit, the winner country of the competition will be named, which will be awarded with Bright Spots prize. On 16 October, 2013 Georgia was nominated by the Cabinet of the United Ki

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Policy Discussion on “Open Government Partnership” report of the Implementation of the 2012-2013 Action Plan and Vision for the Future

On October 1st, 2013 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized the Policy Discussion with the initiative of the Anti- Corruption Interdepartmental Coordination Council of the Ministry of Justice under the Open Government Partnership in the Sheraton Metekhi Palace. The meeting was aimed to assess the reports on the implementation of the 2012-2013 Action plan and to discuss the vision for the 2014-2014 Action Plan Priorities. The participants, representatives

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Decree “About the Necessary Measures for the Implementation of the Action Plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”

The Government of Georgia published an official decree “about the necessary measures for the implementation of the action plan of Georgia for the Open Government Partnership”, in which it took into account the recommendations developed by the Civil Society of Georgia, led by IDFI, regarding the action plan of Georgia, sent to the Prime Minister of Georgia on February 5th, 2012.

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Conference on Open Government Partnership Gathered the Representatives of NGOs and Experts from Seven Countries

On April 25th, 2013, the National Security Archive (George Washington University, DC) and the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a two-day conference in the Kopala Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Recommendations Presented to the Prime Minister

The final draft of the recommendations discussed in the previous blogpost was presented to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Bidzina Ivanishvili, on February 5th. These recommendations for the action plan for Open Government Partnership were developed by eighteen non-governmental organizations, including the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (for the full list of the organizations, see the last page of the recommendations).