Inquiring the data on gender equality in terms of labour relations, IDFI has disseminated the questionnaire in 175 Public Authorities. Out of the 2 275 requests sent to the public authorities, IDFI has received 1789 complete and 96 incomplete responses, 3 refusal, and 147 were left unanswered, explaining that they did not possess the requested information or had not taken definite actions. Based on the received data the Institute has conducted research. For the full version of the research pl
In the framework of the presented study, the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) has inquired assurance of gender equality in terms of labour relations in public authorities of Georgia, equal conditions for public servants as well as public officials’ recruitment and dismissal in public authorities.
The results of the study encompass the period from July 2012 to June 2013. During the abovementioned period a total of 5625 request for public information were sent to 224 public institutions in the frameworks of the project. Out if the sent request: in 3830 the received information was complete, in 338 - incomplete, in 42 - rejected due to legal reasons, 576 were left unanswered, and in 788 cases the institutions reported that they did not have the information. The study presents the pr
Author: Nino Tsukhishvili The right of access to information in the European Union institutions and the role of the European Ombudsman The right of access to information is an essential element for providing transparency of the European Union institutions, promoting good governance of the decision-making bodies and ensuring communication between the European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.The principle of transparency requires access to official documents hel
Modern technologies and internet have simplified communication and access to information like never before. Governments actively use the internet as means of communicating with citizens. Most importantly, in order to increase the accountability of governments, attention has focused on providing detailed information about their activities. In the case of efficient internet resource usage, it is possible to simplify bureaucratic procedures, construct direct communication, and exchange views whi
Author: Teona Turashvili Development of e-communication in Georgia access to the internet Modern technologies and internet simplified communication and access to information. Governments commenced actively using internet as means of communicating with the citizens. Most importantly, in order to increase the accountability of the governments, attention is focused on the importance of providing detailed information about their activities. In case of efficient usage of internet resou
Georgias Digital Switchover Strategy The policy document defines the relevant standards related to effective use of spectrum, protection of consumer rights, optimization of costs, and influence on competition and investments. The document also determines how consumers will be migrated to the digital broadcasting and what assistance the state plans to provide the end users in addition to the financial support. This strategy response to challenges faced both by consumers and suppliers.
Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 (OSF) .Remuneration Systems of Civil Servants: Member States of the European Union and Georgia In conclusion, we will present the following recommendations for establishing effective remuneration system of civil servants in Georgia: Establishing common state policy to determine an effective remuneration system of civil servants; Exercising effective measures t
In February 2013 IDFI has addressed the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia with the request of copies of agreements by which shares in the property of legal persons of private law have been donated (given as a gift) to the state in 2004-2013. As it becomes clear from the received information, in the period between 2006 and 2012 a number of legal persons of private law have given a gift of shares of their companies to the state. Some cases arouse questions concerni
Author: Nino Tsukhishvili IDFI Legal Expert/ Recipient of the Open Society Human Rights Internship 2013 (OSF) .Remuneration Systems of Civil Servants: Member States of the European Union and Georgia The effective remuneration system of civil servants is an important precondition in the process of establishing transparent and accountable civil service, which requires preparing a common state policy of civil servants remuneration, adopting detailed regulations by law and implem