Another Monthly Meeting of OGG Forum Discussed Oversight Mechanism of the National Action Plan Implementation

10176139_756493341097456_9099372480840238715_nOpen Government Georgia’s Forum was held on November 7 at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia.

The head of the analitycal department of Ministry of Justice of Georgia and co-chairman of the Forum Ms. Mikhelidze suggested to the Forum members a new mechanism for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Action Plan.

OGP receives information about implementation process quarterly. A special chart was developed, which should be filled by the Forum members who are responsible for implementing the commitments and indicate that commitment has been fully implemented or not. The report will be attached with rates from Civil Society representatives and the Secretariat. Despite filling the chart, the agencies are responsible for reporting information about progress of implementation of the commitment. It was decided that there will be 4 speakers from 16 government agencies responsible in the framework of the Action Plan reporting the progress at the forum meetings.

In addition to progress monitoring report, the agencies which are responsible for commitments of the action plan, will present a report in secretariat. The report will be sent to Forum for assessment. As a result, the Secretariat will prepare implementation report and will submit it to the Anti-Corruption Council and OGP’s secretariat.

Despite progress monitoring mechanism, the representative from Ministry of Internal Affairs spoke about the progress report related to commitments of the Ministry. According to the report, new crime-mapping system will be created from January, 2015.

At the end of the forum, Co-Chairmen of the Forum and director of IDFI, Giorgi Kldiashvili, presented auditing of the progress of commitments which should be implemented by the end of 2014. According to him, there are only two obligations which have already been implemented -the Supreme Court published a surveillance statistics and the State Audit Office started publishing financial reports of political parties in machine readable format.

Giorgi Kldiashvili also talked about public awareness campaign on OGP that was supported by the USAID Good Governance in Georgia (G-3) Program and implemented by IDFI.

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