Representation of women in the municipal councils of the Imereti region has increased compared with the local self-government elections of 2014. At the same time, chairpersons of 3 municipal councils are women. In spite of this, representation of women among local self-government officials remains low.
Responding to high public interest towards government spending, Transparency International Georgia looked into representative expenses of the last 5 years, i.e. official receptions and dinners, parties and events, excursions and cultural events. The public and the media frequently question whether these expenses are justified.
Key Findings and RecommendationsAccording to 2019 draft state budget, slower economic growth (4.5%) is expected for the next year.