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strengthen anti-corruption institutions (GE0071)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Georgia Action Plan 2018-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, State Security Service of Georgia, Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Support Institution(s): Civil Service Bureau, EC project, Transparency International – Georgia, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IFID), Open Society – Georgia Foundation, Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). EC project, Transparency International – Georgia, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IFID), Open Society – Georgia Foundation, Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA).

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption Institutions, Audits and Controls, Capacity Building

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Commitment 6: Strengthening the existing major Anti-Corruption Institutions

Pursuant to the Corruption Perceptions Index prepared by the Transparency International, Georgia, according to the 2017 data, is ranked the 46th among 180 countries. As for the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index, Georgia is ranked the first in the Central Europe and East Asia Region and the 38th in the world among 113 countries (2017-2018 Edition). The political will of the GoG for the drive to combat corruption has been expressed in the commitments undertaken by the government on the international arena, new strategic documents and purposeful anti-corruption policy.

The GoG is aware that the combat against corruption cannot be a single reform or a process restricted in time. The prevention of corruption requires constant and continuous efforts for establishing an honest and accountable public service.

For the purpose of promoting the effective implementation of a common anti-corruption policy, an Anti-corruption Interdepartmental Coordination Council has been established. The Council operates based on the basic anti-corruption policy implementation principles: complexity, corruption reduction and result-targeted approach, law rule protection, coordination among state agencies, civil sector engagement, accountability and consideration of foreign experience, process transparency, etc. The key structures in terms of fighting corruption are the Division of the Criminal Prosecution of Corruption Crimes of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office and the Anti-Corruption Agency under the State Security Service of Georgia. The former is responsible for investigating and prosecuting especially serious corruption crimes, while the latter – for the fight against public offences committed by persons employed in the public sector and implementation of the measures for investigating, identifying and preventing such crimes.

Commitment 6: Strengthening the existing major Anti-Corruption Institutions
Lead Agency Chief Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia, State Security Service of Georgia, Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Other Involved Actors Public Agency Civil Service Bureau
Civil Society /Private Sector/ International organization EC project, Transparency International – Georgia, Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IFID), Open Society – Georgia Foundation, Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA).
Issues to be Addressed In spite of recent significant efficiency of the ACC, the priority of the GoG is the constant improvement of corruption combat mechanisms. At that, according to international recommendations and views of the non-governmental sector representatives, the ACC and other anti-corruption bodies need to be further strengthened. Under this plan, the GoG commits itself to identify the effective corruption combat means, to strengthen the respective anti-corruption bodies based on the appropriate assessment and analysis.
Given the above, the government’s aim is to minimize all the forms of corruption, including the corruption of complex form. The GoG shall hold respective consultations with the civil sector.
Main Objective In terms of fighting corruption, institutional strengthening of anti-corruption divisions in the principal anti-corruption bodies based on their corruption risk assessment and increasing accountability of the ACC.
OGP Challenge Improving public service

OGP Principles Transparency Accountability Citizens Participation Technologies and Innovations
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Milestones to Fulfill the Commitment New or ongoing commitment Start date: End date:
Elaboration by the Secretariat of the Anti-Corruption Council (ACC) in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Council and OGP Forum members of a Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology. October 2018 March 2019
According to the Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology, assessment of corruption risks in anticorruption divisions (informing the corruption risk assessment progress to the Forum and consideration at the Forum). March 2019 September 2019
Enhancing accountability of the ACC Council (ACC shall submit an annual report to Parliament of Georgia) New April 2019 December 2019
According to the corruption risk assessment results and needs, strengthening of the Anti-Corruption Agency under the State Security Service of Georgia the Division of the Criminal Prosecution of Corruption Crimes of the Chief Prosecutor’s Office. New September 2019 December 2019
Periodical trainings of persons engaged in the investigation of corruption crimes and criminal prosecution in the direction of specialization, including the matters of corruption crimes committed by legal persons and international corruption crimes investigation and criminal prosecution. New January 2019 November 2019
Indicator The Corruption Risk Assessment Methodology has been prepared. The corruption risk assessment has been conducted in cooperation with independent experts and pursuant to law. Specialization of respective trainees has improved.


Georgia's Commitments

  1. improved public services

    GE0066, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. citizen engagement platform

    GE0067, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. unified authentication system

    GE0068, 2018, E-Government

  4. economic governance

    GE0069, 2018, E-Government

  5. environment portal

    GE0070, 2018, E-Government

  6. strengthen anti-corruption institutions

    GE0071, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Monitor SDGs

    GE0072, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. citizen engagement legislation

    GE0073, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  9. publish court decisions

    GE0074, 2018, E-Government

  10. Increasing transparency of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

    GE0075, 2018, E-Government

  11. citizen participation in public finance

    GE0076, 2018, Audits and Controls

  12. transparent public funding system

    GE0077, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  13. public procurement improvements

    GE0078, 2018, E-Government

  14. housing policy planning

    GE0079, 2018, Land & Spatial Planning

  15. Openness and accountability of state-owned enterprises

    GE0080, 2018, E-Government

  16. transparency and good governance

    GE0081, 2018, Legislation & Regulation

  17. open data collection and publication

    GE0082, 2018, E-Government

  18. participation for disabled individuals

    GE0083, 2018, Infrastructure & Transport

  19. Participatory budgeting

    GE0084, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Your idea for the Zugdidi Mayor

    GE0085, 2018, Capacity Building

  21. electronic services

    GE0086, 2018, E-Government

  22. I. Gov. Zugdidi

    GE0087, 2018, Capacity Building

  23. service and citizen satisfaction assessment

    GE0088, 2018, Capacity Building

  24. Promoting and Monitoring SDGs

    GE0089, 2018, Legislature

  25. Citizen involvement in budget

    GE0090, 2018, E-Government

  26. Technology for Transparency

    GE0091, 2018, E-Government

  27. Citizen Engagement Center

    GE0092, 2018, Capacity Building

  28. Raising Public Awareness about Parliamentary Democracy

    GE0093, 2018, E-Government

  29. Electronic innovations for more transparency and efficiency of Public Procurement

    GE0056, 2016, Capacity Building

  30. Starred commitment Adoption of the Environmental Assessment Code

    GE0057, 2016, Capacity Building

  31. Introduction of a mobile app as an alternative channel to connect to “112”

    GE0058, 2016, E-Government

  32. Development of local councils for crime prevention

    GE0059, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  33. Development of a Guidebook for Economic Agents

    GE0060, 2016, Capacity Building

  34. Development and introduction of the quality control program of commercial service

    GE0061, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Presentation of company reports in an electronic form and provision of their accessibility

    GE0062, 2016, Capacity Building

  36. Introduction of an electronic petition portal and “Zugdidi-INFO” on the webpage of Zugdidi Municipality Assembly

    GE0063, 2016, Capacity Building

  37. Transparency of Ozurgeti Municipality Assembly meetings

    GE0064, 2016, Capacity Building

  38. Creation of Electronic Mechanism for Local Budget Planning in Kutaisi, Ozurgeti, Batumi and Akhaltsikhe

    GE0065, 2016, E-Government

  39. Adapting the Public Service Hall to the needs of the people with disabilities

    GE0042, 2016, Capacity Building

  40. Launch of the unified healthcare system information portal

    GE0043, 2016, Capacity Building

  41. Introduction of electronic licensing system in the field of natural resources application

    GE0044, 2016, Capacity Building

  42. Creation of spatial (Geographic) data web-portal for the energy sector

    GE0045, 2016, Capacity Building

  43. Creation of innovation ecosystem

    GE0046, 2016, Capacity Building

  44. Electronic portal for registering and disposal of State Property – Customer’s Module

    GE0047, 2016, E-Government

  45. Development of the Freedom of Information Law

    GE0048, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  46. Development of a monitoring and assessment system of the Government policy and legislative acts

    GE0049, 2016, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Introduction of the public officials’ asset declarations monitoring system

    GE0050, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  48. Establishing unified regulations to publish court decisions

    GE0051, 2016, Judiciary

  49. Development of transparency and integrity strategy and action plan in the field of regional development and infrastructure

    GE0052, 2016, Capacity Building

  50. Improvement of the database of the convicted and transfer of the penitentiary department entirely onto the electronic workflow management

    GE0053, 2016, Capacity Building

  51. Publication of phone tapping data according to the nature of the crime and geographic area

    GE0054, 2016, E-Government

  52. Starred commitment Increasing citizen participation in supervision of public finances (Public Audit)

    GE0055, 2016, Capacity Building

  53. "Voice of the Consumer"

    GE0013, 2014, Public Participation

  54. JUSTdrive

    GE0014, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  55. Educational services

    GE0015, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  56. Citizen's Portal (www.mygov.ge)

    GE0016, 2014, Capacity Building

  57. Transformation of public libraries for regional development

    GE0017, 2014, Capacity Building

  58. Digital signature and online authentication

    GE0018, 2014, E-Government

  59. Open data portal (data.gov.ge)

    GE0019, 2014, E-Government

  60. Freedom of information act (FoIA) draft

    GE0020, 2014, Legislation & Regulation

  61. Georgia's OGP forum

    GE0021, 2014, OGP

  62. I-Change.ge

    GE0022, 2014, E-Government

  63. Transparency of public service recruitment

    GE0023, 2014, E-Government

  64. Asset declaration monitoring system

    GE0024, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  65. Starred commitment Political party financial declarations

    GE0025, 2014, E-Government

  66. Accessibility of Ministry of Interior's webpage to people with special needs

    GE0026, 2014, E-Government

  67. Starred commitment Proactive publishing of surveillance data

    GE0027, 2014, Civic Space

  68. Public awareness of the electoral process

    GE0028, 2014, Capacity Building

  69. Transparency of budgetary processes

    GE0029, 2014, E-Government

  70. Electronic system of procurement

    GE0030, 2014, E-Government

  71. Digital human resource management system

    GE0031, 2014, E-Government

  72. Digital preservation system: E-archive

    GE0032, 2014, E-Government

  73. Openness and accessibility of national archives

    GE0033, 2014, E-Government

  74. Electronic catalogues of Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) archives

    GE0034, 2014, E-Government

  75. Public finance management system

    GE0035, 2014, E-Government

  76. Alternative channels to "112"

    GE0036, 2014, E-Government

  77. Interactive statistics and crime mapping

    GE0037, 2014, E-Government

  78. Travel insurance services

    GE0038, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration

  79. State property registration

    GE0039, 2014, Public Service Delivery

  80. Development of community centers in Georgia

    GE0040, 2014, E-Government

  81. Introduction of e-governance in local self-governments

    GE0041, 2014, E-Government

  82. Public Service Hall-Hub of Public Services

    GE0001, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration

  83. E-Governance in Local Governments

    GE0002, 2012, E-Government

  84. Citizens’ Portal

    GE0003, 2012, E-Government

  85. Easily Accessible and Better Healthcare

    GE0004, 2012, E-Government

  86. Launch Ichange.ge and Data.gov.ge

    GE0005, 2012, E-Government

  87. Platform for Participating in the Legislative Process

    GE0006, 2012, E-Government

  88. Citizens and Justice

    GE0007, 2012, Judiciary

  89. Starred commitment Transparent Party Financing

    GE0008, 2012,

  90. Home-grown concept of E-procurement

    GE0009, 2012, E-Government

  91. E-declarations

    GE0010, 2012, Asset Disclosure

  92. Technology Cares for Safety: ICCMS, Crime Mapping, and Safety in Your Neighbourhood

    GE0011, 2012, E-Government

  93. NGO Forum

    GE0012, 2012, Capacity Building