The project aimed at enabling Georgian parliamentarians to make informed decisions about draft laws by providing them with the advice of lower level specialists and by actively involving civil society in the legislative process and also at improving the transparency of information given by the parliament, thus better informing citizens about the work carried out by the parliament.
The goal of the project was to asses the stage of development of local governance in Georgia and work out policy recommendations to be discussed on the National Conference.
The project intended to support the forming of a Coalition of 7 NGOs focused on rising and improving monitoring, transparency and accountability. The goal of the TFAG Coalition is to analyze, evaluate and monitor projects funded within the foreign aid package allotted to Georgia after the August 2008 armed conflict; to provide wide coverage of monitoring reports and to advocate for the elaborated recommendations.
On May 2008 TI Georgia conducted a monitoring of the polling and counting procedures in the region of Kvemo Kartli. The organization deployed its monitors to 110 polling stations in the following five election districts: Marneuli, Gardabani, Bolnisi, Dmanisi, and Tsalka, thus covering 40% of the polling stations in the region with 51% of voters in those five districts. The monitoring targeted precincts with the highest numbers of registered voters in the respective districts and ones where the majority of registered voters were ethnic minorities.
In 56 out of the 110 polling stations monitored by TI Georgia the monitors noted significant breaches of election legislation. The problems ranged from poor the qualifications of the Precinct Election Commission (PEC) members carouseling the voting, ballot stuffing, other duties. A total of 137 appeals have been compiled involving election violations in all 110 precincts.
Among the most frequently observed violations were: Precinct Election Commission members agitating voters in the polling station in favor of the ruling party, voters marking ballot papers outside polling booths, voters being allowed to vote without presenting ID cards or upon presenting other persons’ ID cards, proxy voting, inconsistent application of inking, Precinct Election Commission members following voters into polling booths, voters entering polling booths in groups of two and more, the presence of unauthorized persons during polling and counting procedures, and the correcting of summary protocols. In addition to these problems, the electoral process was marred by the refusal of Precinct Election Commissions to register TI Georgia’s and other election day monitors’ appeals.
The goal of the project was to involve the socially vulnerable part of the population in the local decision making process and tomcreate legal guarantees for their participation. Target group: vulnerable people, mayors, elected officials.
The project intended to study foreign models of railway privatization highlighting best practices and elaborating recommendations. As a result of the project the Report “Georgian Railway: Challenges and Perspectives”.
As part of the project the social and economic situation in Georgian regions was analyzed. Other activites within the project included publishing brochures, organizing workshop for statisticians, and conducting a survey on education. “Public guides” on every region prepared citizen’s guide to state budget were published in 1998 and 1999. Target groups: IC staff, elected council members.
The purpose of the project was the elaboration of an analytical report “Expanding the EITI Agenda to Transportation of Hydrocarbon Resources” covering 3 countries Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine.
The coalition project lead by “Civitas Georgica” was aimed at development of local communities in Svanetia by supporting establishment of active citizen’s groups, monitoring wood cutting, providing policy recommendations for local governments in Mestia and Lentekhi districts, distributing medicine etc. Target group: local population, CBOs, local councils, doctors, local businessmen
Project goals: Analysis and evaluation of the State Budget, elaboration of recommendations, active participation in the draft process of 2010 budget; an information campaign implemented in order to provide information to the wide public regarding budget priorities and other pressing issues.
The goal of the project was to work out the national training strategy for local public servants and to design training programs to improve their qualification. The target group: public servants, NGOs, training organizations and individual trainers.
The purpose of this project was to make aid work for Georgia by improving IDP housing policy, and by enhancing the transparency, accountability and communications of government bodies, donors, UN bodies and NGOs involved in aid (through elaboration of policy papers).
The overall goal of the project was to support the establishment of fully functioning and transparent local government that would enable the population to decide on their future themselves and serve as a bridge for active citizen participation in local decision making process. Target group: Local councilors, NGO, media and local businessmen.
The goals of the project were to publish information on projects funded within the foreign aid package, in regional newspapers and online media; to publish information on monitoring projects carried out within the framework of the TFAG Coalition; to publish abridged versions of the reports elaborated by the TFAG Coalition member organizations.
The project was designed to 1) advocate for envisaging environment protection requirements in the process of implementation of various projects; 2) to support protection of environmental norms while extracting natural resources; 3) monitor legitimacy of issuing authorizations and licenses on environmental impact, construction and natural resources extraction; 4) elaboration/advocacy of alternative ways and mitigation activities; 5) support civil society participation in decision-making process in regard with environmental impacts; 6) protection of socio-economic rights of the potentially affected population.
The goal of the project was to build the capacity of 16 Rural Associations (RAs) in 8 districts of Georgia (Gardabani, Marneuli, Tetritskaro and Tsalka in Kvemo-Kartli region and Borjomi, Akhaltsikhe, Aspindza and Adigeni in Samtskhe-Javakheti region) by improving RA management structures and staff skills; by raising awareness among major stakeholders (local public, local & central governments); and by establishing communication channels with potential partners (national-level associations, other national level civil society institutions and private sector able to advocate for local development with Central Government).
The project was designed to enable key democratic stakeholders in Georgia to engage with processes of international aid allocation and implementation by mapping and monitoring aid flows, providing the general public with accessible and comprehensible information on aid allocation and implementation, and building a popular foundation for advocacy efforts.