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Presenting a New Online Module for Public Official Income Declarations and Georgia’s Open Data Platform – www.DataLab.ge

Access to public information in Georgia, especially in open and machine-readable form, remains a challenge. The basis for this is, to some extent, the absence of relevant legislative base and standards.

 

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International conference - Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges

On September 20-22 international conference - Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges was held at the National Archives of Georgia.

 

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Transparent Public Procurement Rating – A CSO Initiative that Uses OGP to Strengthen Public Procurement Reforms

As the Open Government Partnership is gaining momentum around the globe, more and more areas of policy are being incorporated through action plan commitments. Public procurement is one such area. While there very few star commitments related to public procurement to date, this could very well change.

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IDFI Wrote 3 Articles for the Magazine Issued by the International Institute CEVRO

Executive Director of the IDFI Giorgi Kldiashvili, Programs Director Levan Avalishvili and Archives and Soviet studies Direction Head, Anton Vatcharadze participated in the project of the Policy Studies Institute CEVRO.

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IDFI Among World’s Most Financially Transparent Think Tanks

For the third year, IDFI was declared as one of the most transparent think tank organizations in the world by Transparify.

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OGP Global Summit in Georgia

On July 17-19, the fifth Summit of Open Government Partnership (OGP) took place in Tbilisi. The Summit was opened with the Parliamentary Day that was hosted by the Parliament of Georgia. On July 17, parallel to the Parliamentary Day, within the scope of the OGP Summit, Civil Society Day was held, where civil society representatives working on open governance gathered. 

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Transforming Public Procurement as an Effective Instrument for Making Governments Accountable & Transparent

On July 2019, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) organized a fishbowl discussion related to public procurement at the 5th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia – July 17-18.

 

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Georgia took 9 Steps forward in Global Innovation Index 2018

Innovations have a very important role in economic wellness. As one of the main sources of economic growth in developed countries, innovations are very often a main factor of economic development. It has got a special role in business sector development as well. It helps high competitiveness of the market and therefore supports business and economic development. Different researches highlight that, in the countries where innovations are well developed, living standards are higher. That gives innovations the role of indicator of developed economy..

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The Fifth Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Georgia Opened with a Discussion on Legislative Openness

World parliaments are seeking new ways in achieving openness, transparency and accountability. A day ahead of the Global Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit in Georgia, the Parliament of Georgia hosted a high level international discussion on legislative openness.

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OGP - Global Summits and Georgia's Achievements

Open Government Partnership (OGP) was launched on September 20, 2011, at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. As of today, it is composed of 76 member countries. OGP is a multilateral international initiative that aims to secure specific commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizen participation in the decision-making processes, fight corruption, secure effectiveness and accountability of governments and harness new technologies to strengthen open governance.