Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) regularly evaluates countries since 2004. The index analyzes and evaluates whether and how developing countries and countries in transition are steering social change toward democracy and a market economy (reports are published once in two years).
In March 2022, Kosovo joined the Transparent Public Procurement Rating as the 42nd country to be assessed within the framework of IDFI’s international initiative. The assessment was conducted by Lëvizja FOL and independent expert Gresa Smolica.
On March 17, 2022, Executive Director of IDFI, Giorgi Kldiashvili, took part in the Community of Practice Session III "Leveraging Transparency to Counter Foreign Illiberal Influences: The Role of Legislatures" organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and Open Government Partnership (OGP).
On March 10, 2022, representatives of the Institute for the Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held an informational meeting at the Millennium School on "The Soviet Era and the Information War as Its Legacy."
Spring semester of academic program: Disinformation and Propaganda Studies: History, Theories and Ways of Debunking has started. The educational program is jointly organised by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the University of Georgia (UG).
On February 25 and 28, 2022 Building Integrity and Transparency strategies and action plans were adopted, respectively, by the decrees of the mayors of Akhmeta and Tsageri municipalities.
On February 16-21, IDFI conducted an online training on Transparency, Accountability and Integrity issues for the employees of the City Halls of Ambrolauri and Lanchkhuti municipalities and legal entities owned or managed by the City Halls.
February 24, 2022, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and the State Inspector’s Service, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Georgia, held a closing event of the project "Promoting Personal Data Protection in Georgia".
The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) held meetings with students and teachers of Gori, within the framework of the project - Overcoming disinformation and nostalgia surrounding Stalin: A new identity for the city of Gori. On February 18, meeting was held in the exhibition centre of the Photographers' Club of Gori and on February 21, in the Verkhvebi IDP Settlement with the youth living there.
On February 10, 2022, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Business and Technology University (BTU).