Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia
Title of the project: “Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia”
Financial Support of the Project: United State Agency for International Cooperation (USAID).
Budget of the Project: $ 14 960,00 (24 980 GEL)
Duration of the project: March 12- May 28, 2012
From March to May, 2012 “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” (IDFI) under the G-3 program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing the project: “Research on the Effectiveness of the FOIA Provisions in Georgia”. Project is aimed toadvance the level of access to public information, improve the existing practice of accountability and transparency of state authorities in Georgia.
Goals if the project:
Goal of the project is to establish better practice of transparency and good governance at governmental agencies (Ministry of Justice of Georgia, Civil Service Bureau, Competition and Procurement Agency, Chamber of Control, Government of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara) through implementing the best international practice of access to public information and identifying the existing problems and lacks in this field.
Identify the factors which are impeding effective functioning of the institutional mechanisms of accessibility of public information in theG-3 partner institutions;
Based on the sphere of activities of the public institutions, to establish/define public information of the biggest public interest and the most requested, in order to establish practice of publishing them in a proactive regime;
Studying the best international practice of FoI provision (United States, UK/Scotland, Estonia);
Elaborating the recommendation package in means of implementing them in the administrative proceedings of the G-3 partner state authorities.