Author of the given Essay is the student of Tbilisi State University Mariam Bikashvili. The Essay was prepared specifically for the contest on “Sustainable Development Goals and Georgia” organized by IDFI in cooperation with UNDP Georgia and with the financial support from the Government of Sweden.
Author of the given Essay is the student of Tbilisi State University Edisher Bagaturia. The Essay was prepared specifically for the contest on “Sustainable Development Goals and Georgia” organized by IDFI in cooperation with UNDP Georgia and with the financial support from the Government of Sweden.
On July 12, 2017, IDFI organized a discussion on the topic of the Importance of Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) at the Legislation Drafting Stage with the support of USAID Governing for Growth (G4G) Program.
The Court stated that information about inspection and documents regarding inspection of the free industrial zones by the Revenue Service does not represent the tax secret; consequently, the Revenue Service is obliged to fully release the information.
On June 15, 2017, IDFI organized a workshop on the regulation of blocking, filtering and removal of online content. Representatives of the government, business, media and civil society attended the meeting.
On June 7, 2017, IDFI held a public lecture in Telavi titled UN Sustainable Development Goals: Global And Georgian Agenda. The event was organized in cooperation with the Administration of the Government of Georgia and UNDP Georgia, with the financial assistance of the Swedish Government and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
IDFI's Executive Director Giorgi Kldiashvili was selected as a new member representing civil society in the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee (SC) - the executive, decision-making body that develops, promotes and safeguards the values, principles and interests of OGP. The SC consists of 22 members - 11 from government and 11 from civil society. The standard term of a SC member is three years - with the possibility of a one-term renewal.
IDFI and Estonian e-Governance Academy (eGA) are implementing a joint project titled New E-Governance Initiatives to meet OGP Commitments in Georgia.
Mexico is one of the founders of the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The Mexican government and civil society organizations (CSOs) played an important role in furthering the OGP via successful reforms and awareness-raising on regional and international levels.
On May 16, 2017, the Parliament of Georgia approved the Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2017-2018. The Action Plan consists of 25 Commitments that aim to increase accountability and transparency of parliamentary activities and ensure citizen participation in lawmaking processes.