Having a proper and effective mechanism of whistleblowing and the protection of whistleblowers is an essential component of an effective anti-corruption system. Reform in this area took place in Georgia in 2015. The analysis of the last five ye
Transparency International Georgia continues investigating the economic interests of Anzor Bolkvadze, single-seat district MP from the high-mountain municipalities of Adjara (Khulo, Shuakhevi, Keda). In March 2020, our organization presented to
The ruling party intensified its efforts to gain influence on Adjara TV in April 2019 with the unjustified impeachment of Natia Kapanadze, the director of Adjara TV and Radio Company. The impeachment itself took place in the situation when unde
In response to the dire economic situation in the country caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Georgia (GoG) submitted draft amendments to the Law on the State Budget for 2020 to the Parliament on June 9, 2020. We present an analy
Following the spread of the Covid 19 virus in Georgia, the National Tourism Administration has started arranging quarantine spaces in hotels. To this end, the Tourism Administration has signed contracts with dozens of hotels through simplified
In 2019, Tbilisi City Hall spent GEL 6.6 million on New Year's celebration events. GEL 2.2 million was spent without competition, through simplified procurement.Five public tenders of Tbilservice Group LLC contain alleged signs of corr
On March 2, the Parliament registered an initiative by the Government of Georgia (N07-2/452) on the Amendments to the Draft Law on Public Procurement. Transparency International Georgia analyzed the proposed amendments. We consider that they ar
For a second year now, the Village Support Programme, which was re-launched in 2019 and has the annual budget of GEL 40 million, is being carried out without tenders: through the simplified procurement procedure which involves corruption risks.