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Small Farmer Assistance Program: Big Money, Small Results

Since spring 2013, the Georgian Government (GoG) started a policy of subsidizing agriculture of unprecedented scale since Georgia’s independence. “Small Farmers Development Program” was the one with the biggest budget, expected to spend 367 GEL mln within the next year.

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Regulatory Bodies in Railway Sector

The article briefly describes the types and formats of regulatory bodies, which the EU member states created under the auspices of Directive 2001/14/EC. The article elaborates on different regulatory models and the sources of their financing in the railway sector.

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Analysis of the Pension System Reform

In 2013, the Government of Georgia (GoG) elaborated the Social-Economic Development Strategy – Georgia 2020”. The aim of this document is to create efficient and inclusive economy, which will be beneficial for all citizens and one that is stable in the face of contemporary economic developments.

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Chairperson of the Parliament Discusses Plans for Increasing the Legislative Openness

On 1st of February, the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia held a meeting with the accredited journalists. The Chairperson reviewed the activities necessary to be carried out for increasing openness of the legislative activities.

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International Forum: The Prospects of Georgia's Democratic and Economic Development

IDFI will hold International forum "The Prospects of Georgia's Democratic and Economic Development" on February 1st and 2nd.

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Lecture at Akaki Tsereteli State University

On January 27th, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized the lecture “Georgia 2020 – Regulating Competition in Telecommunication Field” at Akaki Tsereteli State University.

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Healthcare Cost Containment Mechanisms and Georgia’s Healthcare System

In 2015, just like during previous years, the universal healthcare program expenditures exceeded the foreseen budget. The statement made by the mission of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) verifies the above-mentioned: “Healthcare costs were higher in 2015 than it was planned.

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Open Data Web-applications Created by IDFI

Based on the open data published on the Georgian government portal data.gov.ge IDFI has created special web-applications - currency exchange offices in Georgia and registry of notary bureaus in Georgia.

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Parliament of Georgia Established Permanent Parliamentary Council On Open and Transparent Governance

On December 30th, 2015, in accordance with the #195/3 Order of the Chairperson of the Parliament of Georgia, the Permanent Parliamentary Council on Open and Transparent Governance was established.

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Forms of Ownership of Medical Organizations, World Practice and Georgia

In different developed and developing countries, there are several forms of ownership of medical organizations: Nonprofit, For-profit, State-owned, Public-private partnership. Such diversity is mostly due to the particularities of the medical market. However, there are predominantly two forms of ownership in Georgia – for-profit and state-owned.