Georgian gov’t approves Open Government Georgia 2018-19 action plan

Georgia has already successfully carried out three open government actions plans, the Georgian Justice Ministry says., 09 Nov 2018 - 18:30, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian government has approved the 4th Open Government Georgia Action Plan, for high level governance in the country, the Georgian Justice Ministry says.

The action plan which has been drafted through the involvement of local and international organisations, includes 23 obligations for 21 state bodies.

To ensure large-scale  public involvement in the drafting of the document, the Justice Ministry has held consultations with people of 13 towns of Georgia, to reveal the most challenging directions for governance,” the Justice Ministry says.

The ministry claims that the action plan responds to all the five challenges of the international initiative- the Open Government Partnership.

The five challenges are: improving of public service, raise of the good faith in the public sector, better management of public resources, creation of a safe environment and improvement of corporate responsibilities.

  • Georgia gathered OGP in 2011 and has carried out genuine reforms for high level governance.
  • Georgia became the chair country of OGP in 2017 for one year and hosted the 5th OGP global summit in Tbilisi.
  • Open Government Partnership brings together government reformers and civil society leaders to create action plans that make governments more inclusive, responsive and accountable.
  • Since 2011, 79 OGP participating countries and 20 subnational governments have made over 3,100 commitments to make their governments more open and accountable, OGP official page reads.