Since October 1st government institutions showed progress in e-democracy sphere. The majority of the institutions that had closed Facebook walls and were unavailable to be contacted via Facebook message, already fixed the problems and provided more tools for communicating with the citizens. Also, public institutions became more active in interacting with the citizens. Most of them frequently respond to the questions and comments of the citizens. Despite the above mentioned, problems and ch
In October 2011 the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information started a project called Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts within the frameworks of the Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary program of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF). The main goal of the project was the monitoring of the e-resources of the system of the Georgian courts and increasing the level of transparency and accountability in the activities of the Georgian
The project Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts has been implemented within the framework of the program of Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) Civic Initiative for an Independent Judiciary, which has been financed by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through East-West Management Institute (EWMI). Within the framework of the research official web-pages of 16 courts of Georgian court system have been monitored, the level of their info
The project Monitoring of Information (Internet) Resources of Public Authorities of Georgia was funded by Open Society Foundations (OSF), Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) and the National Security Archive. 104 public authorities were monitored in its framework. According to the research results of 104 public authorities of Georgia: The average degree of the transparency of the web-pages of public authorities is 13.91%, and the average degree of technical operability is 39.7%.
The second phase of the project Public Information Database - www.opendata.ge has started in Septeber, 2011. IDFI has submitted official requests for public information to public authorities of Georgia and has requested information on different issues and administrative expenses incurred for the period of the second quarter (April-June) 2011. Questions of the second and first phases were the same, but simultaneously IDFI with the standard requests has submitted questions about the creation of
This study was made by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in the frameworks of the project Improving the Accountability and Transparency of the Georgian Courts and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), East West Managment Institute (EWMI), and Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF), within the Judicial Independence and Legal Empowerment Project. The contents are the
Access to Public Information In Georgia The present work represents the research conducted by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information within the framework of the project named Public Information Database, which refers to the public information accessibility in Georgia. The bulletin comprises statistical analysis of public information officially requested and received within the borders of the project
Public Authorities of Georgia Public authorities in most cases have many general characteristic features (management, organization, structure, legislative acts that regulate their activities, tasks and objectives, functions and competencies, state control mechanisms, accountability on targeted use of budget funds, symbolics etc) and what is most important is the condition that all official documents stored in these institutions