Analysis

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IDFI's Assessment on the Initiated Amendments to the Organic Law of Georgia on Common Courts

On July 1, 2021, the bill initiated by the members of the Parliament of Georgia was registered. The bill aims to enforce the Judgement of the Constitutional Court of Georgia N1/4/693,857 of June 7, 2019.

 

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Expenditures of the Contingency Fund of the Government of Georgia during the Pandemic

The Budget Code of Georgia allows the establishment of Contingency Funds of the Government of Georgia and the President of Georgia in the state budget. However, from 2019, the state budget no longer allocates assets for the Contingency Fund of the President of Georgia, and the financial resources provided for the Contingency Funds will be fully directed to the Government of Georgia.

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Findings of Government and Alternative Monitoring of Public Administration Reform

On July 20, 2021, the Secretariat of the Interagency Coordinating Council for Public Administration Reform (PAR) presented the Annual Report on the Implementation of the Public Administration Reform Action Plan 2019-2020 prepared by the Secretariat of the Council and the report on the implementation of the PAR Roadmap prepared by an independent expert.

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COVID-19 and the Georgian Education Sector

Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) has prepared an overview of current developments and challenges in the education sector of Georgia up to and including June 2021.

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18 months of the fight against the pandemic: Human rights monitoring - Final Report

Constitutional democracy and the rule of law in Georgia face many challenges. Trust towards independent constitutional institutions and the judiciary is significantly low. An issue to be considered is the refusal of opposition parties to enter Parliament.

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Monitoring Covid-19 Related Public Spending During the State of Emergency and After - Final Report

After the onset of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the world, including Georgia, began to fight to save the health and lives of its citizens on the one hand, and the country's economy on the other. 

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Independent Investigative Mechanism in Georgia – Achievements and Existing Challenges

Establishment of an independent investigative mechanism to ensure an independent, impartial and efficient investigation of crimes committed by law enforcement officials was an important step forward. 

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Covert Surveillance in Georgia 2018-2020

The Supreme Court of Georgia prepares a registry of covert investigative actions. The registry holds statistics on covert investigative activities, in particular, on the motions for carrying out covert investigative actions submitted to the court and the court rulings on them.

 

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Representation and Business Trip Expenses in Legal Entities Under Public Law: 2019-2020

As a result of the spread of COVID-19 and the restrictions imposed in its wake, Georgia's GDP decreased by 6.2% in 2020. The economic crisis has also had a major impact on the state budget, increasing spending on healthcare and various types of subsidies. On June 9, 2020, the Ministry of Finance of Georgia submitted a draft amendment to the Law on the State Budget of Georgia for 2020, based on which the maximum reduction of administrative costs aimed at financing the budget deficit was planned.

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Spending of Reserve Funds of Local-Self Governments in 2020

The state budget of Georgia includes reserve funds, the purpose of which is to cover unforeseen expenses incurred during the year. As with the state budget, reserve funds are also included as part of the budgets of local self-government units.

 

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