Policy Document

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Public-Private Dialogue at the Initial Stage of Draft Law Development

The policy brief stresses the importance of having a dialogue between the public and private sectors on draft laws at the initial stage of their development, before their initiation in the Parliament. The document also provides a small guide to successfully conducting this dialogue.

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The Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure Adopted the Transparency and Integrity Strategy and Action Plan

The 2017-2020 Strategy and 2017-2018 Action Plan for Increasing Transparency and Integrity at the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure was adopted by Decree №69/o of the Minister. These policy documents were created through the assistance of the USAID Good Governance Initiative and were developed as a result of close cooperation between IDFI and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure.

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Recommendations of IDFI on the Draft Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2017-2018

IDFI welcomes the elaboration of new Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2017-2018. Despite the comprehensive input from the responsible agencies IDFI identified several shortfalls with respect to the reflection of international commitments, derived from the GRECO and OECD-ACN evaluation reports and 2016 London Anti-Corruption Summit Country Statements.

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Family Support Policy in Georgia

The policy brief looks at Georgia’s demographic problems, its state policy on providing financial and other kinds of assistance to large families, and provides recommendations on how to improve this policy based on international best practices.

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Institute for Development of Freedom of Information Opinions on Constitutional Amendments

IDFI prepared the recommendations to be included in the Constitution of Georgia. The recommendations refer to the three main topics: 1. Adding the guiding principle of Good Governance in Article 5 of the Constitution. 2. Integrating the definition of freedom of internet in Article 24 of the Constitution; and 3. New formulation of Article 41 of the Constitution and the right on ‘good administration’; the obligation to regulate topics of access to information by an Organic Law.

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Kremlin’s Information War: Why Georgia Should Develop State Policy on Countering Propaganda

IDFI's policy paper reviews the characteristics of Kremlin propaganda in Georgia, its results, main messages and their impact on Georgian society, distributors of Kremlin propaganda, and the Georgian government's current approach to this problem. The document aims to highlight the risks and challenges that accompany Kremlin information war and the necessity to develop and implement a state policy to counter it. It contains recommendations on specific measures the Georgian government can take to counter the Kremlin's information war.

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Challenges of the Universal Healthcare Program and Ways to Overcome Them

This policy brief prepared by IDFI aims to study the challenges faced by the universal healthcare program, and develop recommendations on how to overcome them and how to ensure the program is implemented in an efficient and uninterrupted manner.

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Recommendations of IDFI for the OGP Georgia Action Plan 2016-2017

Open Government Georgia Forum has started developing new commitments for the OGP Georgia Action Plan 2016-2017 in cooperation with the public entities and the non-governmental organizations.

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Concept of citizen platform – www.ichange.ge

www.ichange.ge On August 30, 2011 Georgia joined the international initiative Open Government Partnership. In frames of OGP Georgian government has taken major commitment in the field of transparency and implementing the best practice of open governance. In particular, Georgian government has considered the recommendations proposed by IDFI and civil society and has added significant commitment to the OGP action plan to implement national citizen platform ichange.ge in 2013. Thi

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Concept of citizen platform – www.ichange.ge

www.ichange.ge On August 30, 2011 Georgia joined the international initiative Open Government Partnership. In frames of OGP Georgian government has taken major commitment in the field of transparency and implementing the best practice of open governance. In particular, Georgian government has considered the recommendations proposed by IDFI and civil society and has added significant commitment to the