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IDFI Conducted the Training Course: Open Parliament - Voice of Youth

On November 15th and 22nd at the Tbilisi State University, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information conducted a training course "Open Parliament - Voice of Youth" within the scopes of the project "Supporting Involvement of Parliament of Georgia in the Open Government Partnership". The Project is funded in the framework of European Union and the Parliament of Georgia Program: “Strengthening the System of Parliamentary Democracy in Georgia Project Document” which is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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Open Parliament Action Plan was Discussed at Samtredia Municipality

On November 18th, 2015, Open Parliament Georgia Action Plan 2015-2016 was discussed at the building of Samtredia Municipality. Member of Georgian Parliament - Giorgi Kakhiani and representatives of Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) - Davit Maisuradze and Davit Uchadze attended the meeting. Participants of the discussion included representatives of Samtredia Municipality, as well as individuals employed at the spheres of education, culture and healthcare, representatives of media and NGOs.

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Director of IDFI Giorgi Kldiashvili Participated in the OGP Webinar

Webinar on the topic of "Reviewing 2015, Looking to 2016: Legislative Openness and OGP" was held on November 17th. The event was sponsored by the OGP Support Unit and World Bank Group. The goal of the webinar was to provide an opportunity to discuss the Working Group's work plan for 2016 and hear ideas on what activities should be prioritized.


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Healthcare costs in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the funding of Georgia’s healthcare system

The aim of the article is to assess whether the critical claims about the expenditures of government on the healthcare system are valid, as well as determine if there exists any type of standard measurement, or recommendation on how much the government should spend on healthcare, considering the economic capacity of the country?

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Reviewing 2015, Looking to 2016: Legislative Openness and OGP

On November 17th the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Webinar will be held at 7 pm for 'Reviewing 2015, Looking to 2016: Legislative Openness and OGP".

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Suneeta Kaimal Refers to Georgia as a Successful Example of OGP

Suneeta Kaimal, Deputy Director of Revenue Watch Institute – Co-chair of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee, was an impressive speaker at the OGP Summit opening ceremony.

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Assessment of 2016 Draft Budget

The planned deficit budget does not promote the retaining of stable exchange rate in the short term. In the light of 35% depreciation of GEL and high dollarisation level, the trust toward the national currency is significantly decreased, which means that very little is enough to aggravate negative expectations in the society. 

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Heads of IDFI meet with the President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica

In the framework of the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, Director of IDFI - Giorgi Kldiashvili and Chairman of the Board - Levan Avalishvili, with the member of the Georgian Parliament, Tamar Kordzaia met with Rafael Ortiz Fábrega, the President of the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica.  

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Director of IDFI is one of the co-authors of the book - Open Parliaments, Results and Expectations

Giorgi Kldiashvili, Director of IDFI and Co-chairman of the Open Government Georgia's Forum is a co-author of the book titled 'Open Parliaments, Results and Expectations' 

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OGP Global Summit 2015 took place in Mexico

On October 28-29th, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit Mexico took place in Mexico City, Mexico; While on October 27th, the OGP Civil Society Day was held within the above-mentioned OGP Summit.