what is it?
- Do you wonder what is the government doing with your money?
- Are you concerned with transparency and accountability of public officials?
- Do you want to learn more about efficiency and effectiveness of new policies and projects?
- Are you interested what does the government do in order to protect your legal rights and interests?
OpenData.ge, Public Information Database has been implemented by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) since 2010. In 2014, with the support of Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF) four Georgian NGOs working on transparency and accountability issues: Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), Transparency International Georgia (TIG), Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) and Green Alternative (GA) have joined the efforts for creating a comprehensive database of public information. The database is being constantly updated and offers public information on a variety of topics such as bonuses, salaries, spending on cultural events etc. from all existing public institutions of Georgia.
With the help of OpenData.ge you can:
Learn more about Freedom of Information in Georgia: what is the history, why is FOI important, how FOI can help you protect your legitimate interests etc.
Learn more about public information: what it is, what it is not, how to make a request, what are the timeframes, what to expect from public institutions in terms of replying etc.
Browse the database: the website brings together databases of the abovementioned four NGOs actively requesting public information for the last several years. Browse the database according to categories, types of outcomes, requesting organization or the addressee public institution and learn more about public spending. Also check out the statistics to see how FOI in Georgia works in practice, which public institutions are most transparent etc.
Make a request of your own: if you were unable to find what you were looking for in the database, make your own request. Learn how to address the public institution on your own (either via written request or electronically) or how to ask any of the four public institutions to help you with this.
Do you still have any questions?
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