The National Action Plan of 2014-2015 is a joint product of an intense cooperation of government and civil society as well as public consultations conducted throughout the country. The Plan was elaborated in the framework of the national coordination mechanism – Open Government Georgia’s Forum (Forum) and Georgian citizens also participated in the process of elaborating the NAP in the framework of Public Consultations of 2014. Public consultations were held in 15 cities of Georgia with support of USAID Civic Engagement Centers and Community Centers of Public Service Development Agency. The total number of participants of 19 Public consultations is up to 700.
Along with the civil society’s support to the commitments laid down in the Action Plan, additional recommendations which they presented after submission the first draft of the NAP to the OGP Secretariat, were almost entirely taken into consideration and new commitments were added to the final version of the Action Plan.
Georgia’s National Action Plan of 2014-2015 with its 27 commitments taken by 16 responsible agencies is fully reflecting OGP values and principles as articulated in OGP declaration of principles: transparency, accountability, citizen participation, technology and innovation. Commitments under the Action Plan correspond to the following Grand Challenges of OGP: Improving Public Services, Increasing Public Integrity, More Effectively Managing Public Resources and Creating Safer Communities.
Georgia’s Action Plan of 2014-2015 was approved by the Government of Georgia with its №557 decree of September 18th.
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