On 12 April Transparency International Georgia presented the "Monitoring Report of the 2017 Action Plan for Open Parliament" within the framework of the project "Strengthening Parliament's Accountability and Transparency of Its Activities".
Transparency International Georgia assessed Risks attributed to subcontracting in public procurement system. Despite the Georgian public procurement system meets high transparency standards, subcontracting remains an exception. The information on subcontracting is almost absent. Due to a lack of information, it is hard to have a full picture on problematic issues existing in subcontracting practices.
Addressing High-Level Corruption in Georgia: Progress Toward Meeting the EU-Georgia Association Agenda Commitments
Together with its partner organizations, Transparency International Georgia continues to monitor the implementation of the EU-Georgia Association Agreement and Association Agenda. Under this project, which is coordinated by the Open Society Georgia Foundation, our studies focus the parts of the relevant documents dedicated to anti-corruption policy and public administration reform.
Following the “Georgian Dream’s” coming into power after the 2012 Parliamentary elections, the number of employees at Public Relations (PR) departments of government institutions and their remuneration has significantly increased.
The report "Strengthening of Parliamentary Control in Georgia" studies the exercise of parliamentary control since 2012 over the executive government. The analysis of the exercise of oversight function by the Parliament of Georgia shows that the latter doesn’t effectively use the existing control mechanisms.
Transparency International Georgia regularly publishes information about incomplete asset declarations submitted by officials, which represents a violation of the law and, at the same time, involves the risk of corruption.
As a result of monitoring of 2017 local self-government elections, Transparency International Georgia has identified some negative trends with respect to misuse of administrative resources. Illegal registration of voters in the polling stations in Tbilisi and engagement of the employees of budgetary organizations in the election campaign are the problems that merit particular attention.
The study of public procurement conducted from 1 January 2015 until 30 June 2017 showed the following main trends:Legal Framework