At the end of the project, the last, fourth report, “Public Administration Reform (PAR) Roadmap Monitoring in 8 municipalities of Western Georgia”, was published. The publication was prepared by the Fund "Sukhumi" in partnership with Imereti Scientists’ Union "Spectri" and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs.

In frames of monitoring, the work of local self-government in terms of efficiency, transparency and inclusiveness was assessed in Khoni, Bagdati, Terjola, Vani, Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri and Ambrolauri municipalities.

The latest report shows what was done after the previous three monitorings, how the recommendations were implemented, what are the changes and progress in improving e-services in municipalities.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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A pilot e-petition model was introduced in Khoni Municipality. What was the preparatory stage? How the work was carried out? What are the results?

This is what the publication "Implementation of e - petition in Khoni municipality" tells the reader about. This is an exchange of successful practice, and anyone who wishes can implement it with the same success.

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It was a project that brought lots of changes in eight municipalities. A project that, through improving electronic services, solved the problems of citizens.

The concrete results of active work over two years were discussed by the project participants at the final conference "Strengthening and Involvement of Local Civil Society Organizations in monitoring of Public Administration Reform/PAR in Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi - lessons learned".

The conference was inter-municipal - in addition to the 8 municipalities included in the project, representatives of 19 municipalities, civil society organizations and mass media of Western Georgia also participated.

“Through your project, we hear the voice of citizens”, “With your successful project, you were able to do the main thing - a continuous dialogue between the population and the government and the identification of problems. This is the main component in the process of public administration reform”, mentioned the representatives of central government structures.

The conference clearly demonstrated the results and achievements of the project.

 

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  • • Code of ethics for professional public workers of local self-government and a code of ethics for a member of City Council was developed and approved

    • Concrete amount was allocated from the budget and the website of the municipality was modernized, electronic services were improved

    • Council of persons with disabilities was created

    • Contracts with provider organizations were signed and the process of Internetization of the municipality is underway

    • A system of electronic petition and online broadcasting of City Council meetings is being introduced

    • Work to introduce civil budgeting is actively underway

     

    This and much more has been achieved as a result of the active work of Vani working group. Challenges also remain - this concerns raising the level of awareness of citizens and public servants on electronic services, and the group continues to work on it.

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The last meeting of Bagdati working group was devoted to summing up the results achieved. The main achievement was the development of a code of ethics and anti-corruption regulations. The website was also modernized. All necessary information is available on the updated web page. The practice of online petitioning is being introduced. The population was actively informed about the importance of online services. The main challenge is the problem of internetization, and the active work is being carried out in this direction.

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New publication is prepared: Second report on needs research: “Assessment of Population Needs in 8 Municipalities of Western Georgia in the Process of Public Administration Reform (PAR) - Consolidated Report” (Georgian and English versions).

The main vector of the research was to determine the benefits of e-services and identify the level of citizens' involvement in the formation of local policy. The first needs research was conducted in April-May 2020, the second - in May-June 2021.

The research included 16 civil society organizations from 8 municipalities of Imereti, Guria and Racha-Lechkhumi regions. These organizations are actively working in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

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During an online meeting of Terjola working group, the results of activities for two years were presented. The members of the group told about the work done, what main issues of the action plan were fulfilled.

First of all, the active cooperation of civil society organizations with local self-government was emphasized, which was not done before.

The most important issue was the introduction of civil budgeting. As a result of the competition, projects for which a tender was announced were accepted. The two project years were quite fruitful for Terjola.

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Khoni working group summarized the results of two years of work: strengthening local civil society organizations, registering new organizations, active cooperation of civil and governmental sectors, monitoring of the roadmap for public administration reform, launching of a hotline, updating the municipality's website, improving e-services for self-government, introducing an e-petition, development of a code of ethics ...

This is a great experience and best practice for Khoni municipality.

 

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Ozurgeti, Lanchkhuti, Tsageri, Ambrolauri, Terjola, Vani, Bagdati, Khoni - the TV Program tells about these eight municipalities, about the activity of civil society organizations.

How is the public administration reform going on in 8 municipalities? What are the innovations in local government in terms of the introduction of e-services? What are the results achieved and what other challenges exist?

The TV show, prepared by the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs, provides answers to these questions. Representatives of the Fund “Sukhumi”, Imereti Scientists’ Union “Spectri” and the Fund of Women Entrepreneurs participate in the program.

The work is carried out in the framework of the project “A common forum for CSOs from Guria, Imereti and Racha-Lechkhumi for PAR Roadmap monitoring”.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

The meeting of Bagdati working group was devoted to the consideration of a working version of the anti-corruption regulation. This document was created in the framework of a small project of the partner organization "Civic Spectrum - Equality". The regulation is quite massive and meaningful. The anti-corruption vision is given in eight directions in it. In the process of approving the anti-corruption regulation, Bagdati working group is considered as a lobbyist. Based on this, the stages the document should go through was agreed in order to approve it in September.

The project is implemented with the support the European Union - #EU4Georgia

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