In response to the dire economic situation in the country caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Georgia (GoG) submitted draft amendments to the Law on the State Budget for 2020 to the Parliament on June 9, 2020. We present an analysis of this draft law and recommendations.
In 2019, Tbilisi City Hall spent GEL 6.6 million on New Year's celebration events. GEL 2.2 million was spent without competition, through simplified procurement.
Georgia's economy depends on Russia mainly through tourism, foreign trade and remittances and this is a significant challenge for our country's economic security. Particularly problematic is a high dependence of Georgian wine export on Russia market, Russian tourists visiting Georgia and the import of Russian wheat.
Transparency International Georgia studied trends in Georgia's agriculture sector in 2012-2019 and revealed the following findings:
The Government of Georgia (GoG) has submitted a draft law on Georgia’s State Budget of 2020 to the Parliament. Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) presents a brief assessment and recommendations on this project.