On the basis of open sources and by requesting public information in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region, TI Georgia has conducted monitoring of the implementation of large infrastructure projects which were planned in the past five years. Football stadium of Zugdidi
The majority of municipalities in Imereti spend money on carrying out their delegated powers from their own budget. Funds, which are transferred by the central government to the local self-governments in order to exercise their delegated powers, is for the most part not sufficient and that’s why local self-governments have to mobilize their own resources.
About a quarter of the citizens surveyed think that the mayors and municipal councils (Sakrebulos) elected in 2017 do not express citizens’ interests.The survey of 2,087 respondents was commissioned by TI Georgia and conducted by the Caucasus Research Resources Centers (CRRC) from February 20 up to March 5, 2019, and its margin of error amounts to 2.3%.
In spite of a requirement of the legislation and public statements of highest officials of the authorities, the local self-government bodies have yet to receive agricultural and non-agricultural land and other property from the State.