As of December 2019, the Government of Georgia has 11 ministers and 53 deputy ministers. By using public databases Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) has studied business activities of these public officials as well as the practice of mandatory disclosure of their business interests. As a result, TI Georgia identified some violations.
Statement of the occasion of International Anti-Corruption DayThe International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated on 9 December. Countering different forms of corruption remains a significant challenge for Georgia.
As of 2019, the Government of Georgia has not fulfilled a number of important anti-corruption recommendations which concern such issues as anti-corruption policy planning, enforcement of anti-corruption laws, independence of civil servants, judicial reform and reform of the law enforcement agencies, freedom of information and prevention of corruption in the public procurement process.
After the election of Zaza Melikidze first as Akhaltsikhe Governor and then the Mayor the amounts earned by Melikidze's current and former companies through public procurements increased from 124 793 GEL to 546 044 GEL, amongst them the companies received 524 902 GEL from Akhaltsikhe Municipality.
Georgia’s Anti-Corruption Policy Fails To Fulfill Association Agreement and Association Agenda Commitments
A policy paper by Transparency International Georgia examines the situation in Georgia in terms of corruption in the context of the commitments which the country has made under the EU Association Agreement and Association Agenda.