Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) analyzed the implementation of the national anti-corruption policy in 2020-2021 and the efficiency of the corresponding institutional model.Key Findings
December 9 is the International Anti-Corruption Day. At one time, Georgia was recognized as a country successfully combating corruption. Progress made in the fight against bribery (petty corruption) is maintained to this day, which is an important achievement. However, at the same time, the country is seeing an alarming increase in more complex manifestations of corruption, such as:
In recent years, secret financial documents have been occasionally made public (for example, Panama or Pandora Papers), whic
Evaluation of Enforcement of the Law on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Institutions (2016-2020)
Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) analyzed how the Law on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Institutions (CoI) works in practice at the central level, at the ministries, identified prevailing challenges, and developed recommendations to improve both the legislation and its enforcement in practice.
At the 21st plenary session on October 26, 2021, the Anti-Corruption Network of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/ACN) was planning to approve a report on the assessment of the anti-corruption environment in Georgia. However, the Georgian government refused to give its approval to the report and demanded additional time with the aim of amending the text of the document.
A large part of the population of Georgia believes that high-level corruption – cases of corruption involving high-ranking officials – is common in the country. At the same time, the population seldom encounters petty corruption in their daily life.
TI Georgia has studied cases of one of the forms of conflict of interest, the “revolving door” employment, and the legislation that regulates it. The study has established that the law does not work in practice, which has two main reasons: