TPA Full Disclosure Series

TPA Full Disclosure: Raising civil society capacity in Georgia 
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Some 20 years ago, a transparent and open government was inconceivable in a country like Georgia. Today, with the work of organizations like the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), it’s possible.  

Founded by two historians/ researchers – Levan Avalishvili and Giorgi Kldiashvili, IDFI work towards strengthening good governance, promoting citizen participation in decision making, enhancing civil society and government cooperation, and advocating for human rights in Georgia.  

We spoke with Levan, Giorgi, and Teona Turashvili, the Head of Media, Internet and Innovations Program, on raising the capacity of civil society in their country and using networks and partnerships to promote transparency and accountability in Georgia and beyond.