The Practice of Proactive Disclosure and Electronic Request of Public Information in State Agencies
Within the auspices of the project, conducted during the period of September-October 2014 IDFI researched to what extent 133 public entities fulfilled their obligation deriving from The Decree on the Electronic Request and Proactive Disclosure of Public Information.
The study revealed that:
Within the auspices of another research, the practice of the states assessed by the UN to have the highest index of e-information and e-governance was studied (Italy, Australia, Canda); The recommendations for the government of Georgia were developed based on the best international practices of proactively disclosing public information.
Meeting the Obligation to Disclose Public Information by the Public Entities
The research enshrines data received from 17 public entities and covers the period of January the 1st, 2013 to August the 31st 2014. Precisely, the practice of responding to the FOI requests implemented by the Parliament of Georgia, the Ministries as well as by the Supreme Court of Georgia was assessed;
At the same time it should be emphasized that, the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection and Ministry of Internal Affairs failed to respond to the FOI requests during the research period. Moreover, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance released information with the delay, hence the information is not included in the research. It should also be highlighted that the Supreme Court of Georgia released only the statistical information of general character.
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