On November 26, 2020, in the framework of the Certification Program in Fighting Corruption, the member of the Parliament of Georgia - Tamar Chugoshvili, held the open lecture for the participants of the Program. It should be mentioned that Tamar Chugoshvili has received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and in 2016-2019 was the First Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia and Chairperson of the Gender Equality Council.
IDFI conducted online trainings on transparency, accountability and integrity for the employees of the City Halls of Telavi and Lagodekhi municipalities and Legal Entities under the City Halls.
Beginning with November 9, 2020, a curfew was enacted in 7 major cities of Georgia. This decision by the Government of Georgia was met with sharp political and judicial criticism.
On November 15, 1944, began the implementation of Order №001176 of the People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs (НКВД). The Order entailed the forced resettlement of the ethnic and religious groups of “Turks, Kurds, and Hemshins (Muslim Armenians) living on the territory of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic”.
On 10 November, it became known that on 17-18 November, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo would visit Georgia. Since then, lots of opinions regarding the objectives of his visit have been expressed.
The LEPL Public Service Development Agency (Agency) has drafted Policy Document and Action Plan on public service development, delivery, quality assurance and evaluation, which are planned to be submitted for approval to the Government in December 2020.
On November 12-13, 2020, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for the employees of the Senaki City Hall and legal entities owned or managed by the City Hall.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is one of the world's leading international initiatives aiming to increase the accountability of government agencies in the Member States, to raise standards of openness and transparency, and to strengthen citizen involvement in decision-making processes.
IDFI became a Regional Hub for Central Asia and Eastern Europe in the Global Data Barometer (GDB), which is a global index study of data for the public good that builds on the foundation of the Open Data Barometer.
IDFI has joined the Global Data Barometer project and the Global Community of Regional Hubs in fall 2020. IDFI acts as a Regional Hub for the Global Data Barometer project for Central Asia and Eastern Europe and is responsible for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.