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

According to the July-November 2020 IDFI monitoring results within the framework of the project "Monitoring Covid-19 related public spendings and human rights protection during the state of emergency and after", the low degree of transparency in Covid-19-related financial management can be considered as one of the most important problems. 

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Statistics of the Use of the Georgian Healthcare Programs on the Occupied Territories of Georgia in 2019-2020

According to Georgia’s official policy toward the occupied regions, the state is responsible to elaborate the proposals and formats for the peace process on the occupied territories and engage in the peace-making process. This policy also encompasses the provision of healthcare for the patients living on the occupied territories of Georgia (the Occupied Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia and Former Autonomous District of South Ossetia)  within the frame of the Referral Service Provision State Program

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Open Data Maturity Report 2020 – Results of Georgia

The Open Data Maturity Report is an annual survey of European data portals. The latest report, published in 2020, is the sixth edition in a series launched in 2015 and assesses the level of open data maturity in the Member States of the European Union (EU27) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

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Challenges of Whistleblowing in Georgia – Legislation and Practice

The whistleblowing institution has been in place in Georgia since 2009 and is regulated by the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Service. In 2015, reforms of the whistleblowing institution and whistleblower protection were carried out and an electronic platform was created that also allows for anonymous disclosure.

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Recommendations for the New Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan

The Secretariat of the Interagency Coordination Council to Combat Corruption has launched the renewal of the Anti-Corruption Strategy and elaboration of 2021-2022 Action Plan. 

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Energy Sector Overview - 2020

Institute for Development Freedom of Information (IDFI) has overviewed the current developments and challenges in the energy sector of Georgia as of 2020.


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Suspicious Procurements of the Covid-19 Period

Since the declaration of the state of emergency due to the spread of coronavirus infection in Georgia, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published three studies on public procurements pertaining to the fight against infection.

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The Concealed Beneficiaries behind Fictional Characters

Beneficial ownership has become one of the most hotly debated topics globally. Governments, as well as international and civil society actors, are trying hard to implement new regulations tackling problems associated with beneficial ownership.

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The Importance of Personal Data Protection in the E-Governance Process

E-governance is related to the introduction of technology and innovations in government institutions. E-governance is the public sector's use of information and communication technologies with the aim of improving service and information delivery, encouraging citizen participation in the decision-making process, and making government more accountable, transparent and effective.

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Overview of the Anti-Crisis Plan

IDFI, with the support of the European Union (EU), is implementing the project – “Monitoring Covid-19 related public spending and human rights protection during the state of emergency and in the pre-Covid-19 period”.