Economics and Social Policy

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Expenditures of the Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018

IDFI's visualization on the Expenditures of the Contingency Funds of Local Municipalities in 2018.

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Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative In Georgia

Georgia has a wide diversity of mineral deposits.  Even though large deposits of mineral resources are not commonly found in Georgia, oil, coal, manganese, nonferrous and rare metals, chemical raw materials, and inert materials are of commercial significance.

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A Major Public Procurement Reform is Underway in Costa Rica

August 2019 saw Costa Rica take an important step in improving its public procurement system. The Comptroller General’s Office with the support of several deputies presented a bill that comprehensively reforms the existing Administrative Contracting Law.


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Role of Good Governance Reform in Economic Development & Investment Attraction - IDFI's Panel at International Investment Forum

More than 500 delegates from more than 15 countries participated in the Annual International Investment Forum held in Tbilisi on June 19 - Developing Market Economics: Prospects and Challenges.

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Comparative Analysis of Public Procurement Legislations in the Countries of Eurasian Region

The purpose of this comparative analysis prepared by IDFI is to show parallel trends and shared characteristics of public procurement systems in Eurasian Region, including the best practices. 

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TPPR Methodology in Spanish

The TPPR Methodology prepared by IDFI is envisioned to be a universal methodology for assessing public procurement legislations (PPLs) with the ultimate goal of identifying the strengths and weaknesses of legal frameworks and their enforcement.

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Presenting a New Online Module for Public Official Income Declarations and Georgia’s Open Data Platform –

Access to public information in Georgia, especially in open and machine-readable form, remains a challenge. The basis for this is, to some extent, the absence of relevant legislative base and standards.


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Transparent Public Procurement Rating – A CSO Initiative that Uses OGP to Strengthen Public Procurement Reforms

As the Open Government Partnership is gaining momentum around the globe, more and more areas of policy are being incorporated through action plan commitments. Public procurement is one such area. While there very few star commitments related to public procurement to date, this could very well change.

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Suspicious Procurement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

In 2017, the Government of Georgia granted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 737,000 GEL (Ordinance N1616, 03.08.17) with the right to use the funds for procuring services related to project design, expertise and sustainability research of building located at Leonidze str. #3.

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TPPRnews - Issue I

IDFI is pleased to share its e-Newsletter called - TPPRnews that contains updates on the latest developments and research in the public procurement sphere around the globe. TPPRnews is issued with the support from the Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation and the Hivos.