IDFI systematic monitoring has made a significant contribution in identifying key trends and problems in access to public information, implementation of effective public control mechanisms, and development of public sector accountability and open governance.
The Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open Governance and its Consultative Group held a workshop during May 20-21. In frames of the meeting the members of the council and the consultative group discussed initiatives and recommendations submitted for the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2021-2022.
On 4 May 2021, within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and as part of the Civil Society Program IDFI led a panel discussion - Advancing the Progress toward Achieving the SDGs Post-Covid-19.
Commitment, regarding the development of the written petition system, of the Open Governance Action Plan of the Supreme Council of Ajara for 2020-2021 – has been implemented by the Supreme Council of Ajara.
On April 23, IDFI held a working meeting with the staff of the Supreme Council of Ajara on issues related to the submission and consideration of the petition.
On April 20, 2021, Davit Maisuradze, Open Government Direction Head of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), delivered a lecture to the participants of theAnti-Corruption Certificate Program ofKyrgyzstanunder the framework ofthe Certification Program in Fighting Corruption.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic taking place in the world led to an increased risk of deteriorating criminogenic conditions. For example, the deterioration of the socio-economic situation in the country, the massive reduction of jobs, etc., contains significant risks of an increase in crime, especially economic crime.
In order to assess the impact of the pandemic on the reported crime rates in the country, IDFI analyzed the crime statistics registered by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.
On April 1, a meeting between the Open Governance Council of the Supreme Council of Ajara and its Consultative group was held.
Ensuring citizen participation in the decision-making process is the bedrock on which democracy rests. The development of technologies and innovations made this component highly correlate with the improvement of digital communications, especially when Covid-19 pandemic impacted the cardinal principle of public delivery and demonstrated the crucial importance of digital services.