Georgia was one of the first countries to join the OGP in September 2011. Since then, the country implemented a number of reforms including in the legislative openness.
The progress of SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance, progress results of SD Goal 5 and Goal 16 and the procedural issues related to the selection of the Working Group’s Co-chairs - was in focus of today’s meeting of the SDGs Council Working Group on Democratic Governance.
Working Group on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection of the #SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 7, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Working Group on Economic Development of SDGs Council Georgia assessed the implementation results of Goals 1, 8, 9, and 10. The meeting participants also discussed the procedures for selecting the co-chairs of the working group.
Working Group on Social Inclusion of the Georgian #SDG Council summarized the results of its two-year’s work that included: Finalizing national indicators and integrating global goals in national policy documents; Assessing the implementation results of Goals 2, 3 and 4; Presenting the group co-chair institutions Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Affairs of Georgia; Association “Education for All Georgia”; & UNICEF Georgia.
The brochure describes the progress made by IDFI’s team and its international partner organizations in terms of creating the standards for assessing public procurement legislations.
Setting up a national coordination mechanism for the implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has proven to be one of the most important and challenging tasks for Georgia.
Report on Pilot Initiative on National-Level Monitoring of SDG16 was published in November 2017 and summarizes the information from November 2016 to July 2017. Among other stakeholders, the Administration of Government of Georgia (AoG), Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contributed to the elaboration of the monitoring report.
The latest wave of local self-government reform took place in 2014 and involved the adoption of a new Local Self-Government Code. The code introduced direct election of mayors and governors, clear separation of duties between the central and local authorities. Also important was the inclusion of a separate chapter on the mechanisms of self-governance, which introduced new mechanisms (general assembly of a settlement, council of civil advisors) and further refined existing ones (petition, participation in meetings of representative bodies, hearings of public official and municipal council member reports).
IDFI report includes statistics on cases of secrete surveillance in Georgia, updates on ongoing legislative processes and different positions of civil society and the government on this matter.