The Most Proactively Open Public Institutions of 2019

The Most Proactively Open Public Institutions of 2019

On June 14, EWMI ACCESS Grantee – the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) presented an analysis of proactive disclosure of public information in Georgia in 2019. The monitoring report is based on the analysis of the official websites of 100 public institutions in terms of their compliance with the government regulation on proactive disclosure of public information. IDFI monitored websites of the Parliament of Georgia, Administration of the Government of Georgia, 11 Ministries/State Minister’s Offices and 86 subordinated LEPLs and sub-agencies.

Below are key findings of the study:

  • As of May 2019, none of the public institutions had fully complied with the requirement to proactively publish information on its website. 15 institutions do not have a website at all or do not have a separate public information section on their website.
  • In 2019, the average rate of proactive disclosure of public information is 53%, which is 19% lower than in 2014. The public institutions mostly failed to publish information about received (22.2%) and issued (23%) grants, funding received from the state budget (24.4%), property disposals – 27.4%, advertising expenses – 34.1%,
  • Legal acts and general information about the institutions were found to be the most accessible information. Public institutions proactively publish the following information on their websites: contact details of the agency (91, 3%), charter (89,3%), normative acts (85,7%), and organizational structure (82,1%).

The Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports received highest rate (98%) in terms of proactively disclosing the public information, followed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (96%).

The following institutions received the lowest scores: The Administration of the Government of Georgia (39%):  The Administration has not published any information on procurement and finances since 2014; The Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture (42%) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (47%).

Around 40% of state subordinate agencies have proactively published less than 30% of public information.

More detailed information is available in graphs below:

 

 

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