More than 40 representatives from the public & the private sectors gathered to learn about the evaluation results of the extent and quality of PPD in Georgia during 2014 –2019.
The average rate of transparency and accountability of municipalities in Georgia still remains low – 28%, 25% for city halls and 31% for municipal councils. On July 2, 2019 representatives of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Centre for Training and Consultancy (CTC) and Management Systems Development Center (MSDC)presented Evaluation of Municipalities in 2019, according to the Local Self-Government Index.
In the decision of April 4, 2019, the Tbilisi City Court fully granted the appeal of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) against the National Archives of Georgia – LEPL of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia. The court ordered the respondent party to disclose information on the number of applications received with the request of accessing archival documents and relevant decisions taken. The National Archives of Georgia was directed to disclose the information even though they did not process the statistical data requested by IDFI.
Today, on June 26, representatives of business, startups, civil society, and academic community discussed the Accessibility and Use of Open Government Data by Tech Community. The event was organized by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in partnership with Data Exchange Agency (DEA) and Georgian Innovations and Technologies Agency (GITA).
More than 500 delegates from more than 15 countries participated in the Annual International Investment Forum held in Tbilisi on June 19 - Developing Market Economics: Prospects and Challenges.
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has published the results of its monitoring of proactive online discloser of information by Georgian public institutions in 2019.
Access to court decisions in Georgia significantly deteriorated from October 2015. The balance between personal data protection and access to public information was disrupted as unconditional priority was given to personal data protection.IDFI found that existing regulation on access to court decisions violated the Constitution of Georgia and filed an appeal at the Constitutional Court of Georgia. On June 7, 2019, the Constitutional Court of Georgia granted the appeal of IDFI.
IDFI in cooperation with the Kaspi Municipality opened memorial plates in honor of theMembers of the National Councils and the Constituent Assembly of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia: Leo and Grigol Natadze, Nikoloz Katsiashvili and Revaz Gabashvili in the central square of KaspiMunicipality.
Head of Archival and Soviet Studies at IDFI Anton Vacharadze presented about the First Democratic Republic of Georgia and Sovietization. He spoke about the events of 100 years ago, as a result of which the Democratic Republic of Georgia ceased to exist and the country became part of the Soviet Union.
IDFI is implementing several projects aimed at raising awareness about the Democratic Republic of Georgia and commemorating the 100th anniversary of its creation. One such project involves publishing a memorial album featuring Nikoloz (Karlo) Chkheidze, a prominent politician of the time.