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Tbilisi, Georgia

Transparent Governance (TBI0009)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tbilisi Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Tbilisi Municipality City Hall,, Municipal Legal Department, Democratic Governance Initiative (USAID)

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Justice, Subnational

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

GOOD FAITH AND TRANSPARENT GOVERNANCE STRATEGY OF TBILISI MUNICIPALITY CITY HALL
Commitment Description 1. Local Context and Needs All over the world, corruption poses a serious threat to the security, stability and well-being of the population, destroys state institutions, and undermines democratic values, justice and sustainable development of the country. Rule of law, good faith, accountability and transparency in democratic governance are the most important components of effective fight against corruption. As a results of reforms carried out over the years, Georgia has been a successful example of the fight against corruption, which has been permanently noted in various international organizations' reports. The Fourth Monitoring Report of the Eastern European and Central Asia Anti-Corruption Network Action Plan (OECD), published in 2016, highlights the progress achieved by Georgia in combating corruption. At the same time, along with other important recommendations, the OECD advises Georgia to continue anti-corruption efforts at local levels. According to the OECD recommendations, it is important to elaborate and implement anticorruption action plans at the local self-government level. Tbilisi Municipality City Hall manages large amount of budget funds annually. The efficient, transparent and fair use of budget funds is the main priority of Tbilisi Municipality City Hall. Nowadays, Tbilisi City Hall does not have a strategic document which would analyze the challenges / threats facing transparent and good faith governance and would determine actions to be taken to strengthen existing standards of transparent and good faith governance. Despite the current practice of democratic governance in Tbilisi City Hall, it is important to create a strategic framework for good faith and transparent governance. 2. Commitment Content Description In accordance with the OECD recommendations, Tbilisi Municipality City Hall together with civil society representatives will develop a medium-term strategy for improving good faith and transparency of governance.
This strategic document will define the standards of good faith and transparency for Tbilisi Municipality City Hall of and the subjects in its system, whereas for the implementation of these standards, an action plan, performance indicators and Monitoring Framework will be elaborated. 3. Positive Outcome for the Public The high level of good faith and transparency of Tbilisi Municipality City Hall ensures more targeted and efficient expenditure of budget funds which will eventually reflect on each resident of the capital.
4. Anex №4
Commitment 4: Good Faith and Transparent Governance Strategy of Tbilisi Municipality City Hall
Implementing Entity
Tbilisi Municipality City Hall,, Municipal Legal Department, Democratic Governance Initiative (USAID)
Description of Current Situation
Nowadays Tbilisi City Hall does not have a strategic document that will define good faith and transparent governance standards. .In order to implement the principles of democratic governance, despite the efforts made, it is necessary to create a relevant strategic framework, which will significantly contribute to strengthening of transparent and good faith governance in the City Hall.
Main Aim
Strengthening transparent and good faith governance in Tbilisi Municipality City Hall.
OGP Challenge
- Increasing good faith in the public sector; improved management of Public resources.
OGP Principles
Technology and Innovation for Openness and Accountability
Implementation Stages
Preparation of situational analysis on good faith and transparent governance
01.01.2019 - 30.3.2019
Preparation of the initial working version of the Good Faith and Transparency Strategy and Action Plan
30.03.2019 - 30.05.2019
Public discussions of the initial version of the Good Faith and Transparent Governance Strategy and Action plan
30.05.2019 - 30.07.2019
Development of a final version of the Good Faith and Transparent Governance Strategy and Action Plan, performance Indicators and monitoring framework
30.07.2019 - 30.09.2019
Approval of Good Faith and Transparent Governance Strategy, Action Plan, Performance Indicators and Monitoring Framework
30.09.2019 - 30.11.2019
Indicator
Transparent and Good Faith Governance Strategy; Relevant Action Plan, Performance Indicators and Monitoring Framework have been developed and approved by Tbilisi Municipal Government.


Tbilisi, Georgia's Commitments

  1. Smart Map Civic Activity Portal

    TBI0006, 2018, E-Government

  2. Participatory Budgeting

    TBI0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Access to services and civic engagement

    TBI0008, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Transparent Governance

    TBI0009, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. City Hall Transparency

    TBI0010, 2018, E-Government

  6. Information and Civic Activities portal “Smart Map”

    TBI0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  7. Introduction of Petition System to Tbilisi City Hall, Electronic Petition

    TBI0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  8. Implementation of Participatory Budget Mechanism

    TBI0003, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Interactive accessibility to budget spending and introduction of civic control mechanisms

    TBI0004, 2017, Audits and Controls

  10. Introduction of civic control and accessibility mechanisms for municipal services

    TBI0005, 2017, Capacity Building