According to the National Integrity System (NIS) assessment which was published by Transparency International Georgia (and covers the period between 2015 and 2020), most of the country’s key institutions presently do not perform effectively their role in terms of facilitating democratic governance and preventing corruption.
Petty corruption is still rare in Georgia. However, addressing more complex forms of corruption, as well as the cases of corruption involving high-level officials, remains a challenge.
Aleksandre Tchikaidze, the former Minister of Internal Affairs, has accumulated large amounts of real estate under suspicious circumstances after he left public service at the end of 2017. Upon leaving public service, Tchikaidze had a substantial bank loan and no savings. Nevertheless, within just two years, Tchikaidze and his spouse managed to acquire 5 real estate properties – 224.72 sq.m of living space and 216,778 sq.
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.