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Quality of Democracy of Georgia 1990-2017

Assessing democracy as a form of governance has always been widely disputable among practitioners and law scientists. Single system for attributing democratic status to countries does not exist. However, there are different methods that are used to assess quality of democracy and to make a ranking of democratic states throughout the world. V-Dem is among them.

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Established Practice of Tbilisi City Court Puts Efficiency of Declaration Monitoring System under Risk

IDFI analysis gives an overview of the lawsuits related to declaration monitoring results and judgments delivered by Tbilisi City Court. Established practice reveals that the Court rules in favor of officials.

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Freedom House: Georgia’s Score in Internet Freedom Ranking has Worsened

On November 1, 2018 Freedom House published an annual report on Internet freedom around the world. Georgia obtained a score of 25 out of 100 and was assessed as “Free” in terms of Internet freedom. The country’s score worsened by 1 point compared to 2017.


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The Georgian National Anti-Corruption System is Ineffective against High Level Corruption

Over the last few months, Georgia has seen a resurgence of information about possible cases of high level corruption involving current and former public officials. This is a continuation of a long-standing trend in the country, whereby media and non-governmental organizations identify possible corruption cases and either no investigation is conducted or the public is left in the dark about the results, leading to a decrease in public trust towards law enforcement and investigative authorities. 

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Tbilisi City Hall Approves Its Second OGP Action Plan (2018-2020)

On October 2, 2018, Tbilisi City Hall approved the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Action Plan for 2018-2020. This is the second action plan approved by Tbilisi under the OGP sub-national pilot program, which includes 14 other cities around the world.

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Suspicious Procurement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

In 2017, the Government of Georgia granted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 737,000 GEL (Ordinance N1616, 03.08.17) with the right to use the funds for procuring services related to project design, expertise and sustainability research of building located at Leonidze str. #3.

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Worsened Criminal Situation or Hidden Statistics in the Past Years?

Comparing criminal data of the first 7 months of the year 2018 officially published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs with previous years, showcase the worsened criminal situation and the decrease of the solved cases in the given year.

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IDFI’s Assessment of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan for 2018-2019

Georgia joined the Open Government Partnership in 2011 and since then developed three National Action Plans that included important commitments related to the fight against corruption and increasing of transparency, quality of public Service delivery and citizen engagement. 

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Expenditures of the Contingency Fund of the Government of Georgia: 2013-2017

Every year contingency funds are created to cover unforeseen expenses within the framework of the national budget of Georgia. Given its nature, the resources of the contingency funds should be used in emergency situations, such as natural, epidemic, ecological and other kinds of disasters.  

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Official Statistics on Refusals to Entry for Foreign Citizens at the Georgian Border

Between 2014 and September 30 of 2017, foreign citizens were refused entry at the Georgian state border a total of 27,400 times