I. Key findings and recommendations
Key findings and recommendations1,495 public tenders worth a total of GEL 557 million were announced during the state of emergency. Only one bidder participated in more than half of the tenders.
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 analysis of this draft law and recommendations.
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.
Georgia's economy depends on Russia mainly through tourism, foreign trade and remittances and this is a significant challenge for our country's economic security. Particularly problematic is a high dependence of Georgian wine export on Russia market, Russian tourists visiting Georgia and the import of Russian wheat.
Transparency International Georgia studied trends in Georgia's agriculture sector in 2012-2019 and revealed the following findings: