Transparency International Georgia
For 15 years already TI Georgia has been operating as an independent non-governmental organization based in Tbilisi, Georgia. They are a member of the Transparency International movement, which is made up of over 100 independent National Chapters, approximately 30 Individual Members and an International Secretariat in Berlin. They are the TI’s national chapter in Georgia.
Their head office is in Tbilisi with 40 employees working there and they also have regional offices in Kutaisi, Zugdidi and Batumi with 10 people working there.
Their vision is to make Georgia a country which is free of corruption in all parts of society. A country where people are involved in the policymaking process. They aim to make Georgia a place where transparency and openness in government and the private sector are the rule rather thanan exception. This includes supporting an engaged citizenry and a vibrant and fair democratic environment. To achieve this, they have undertaken a mission to support building and empowering state insti-tutions, develop good governance and the rule of law and ensure the transparency and directaccountability of the state institutions.
Transparency International defines corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Acorruption-free environment is the guiding ideal for TI Georgia. We have identified poor governance abuse of power, lack of public oversight and weak institutions -- as the primary impediment toachieving a corruption-free society. TI Georgia is dedicated to provide reliable, fact-based and fair analysis that has a level of depth and detail necessary to influence and shape policy debates. At the same time, they aim to communicate their work so that interested non-experts can easily follow and understand their research and recommendations. In the years to come, TI Georgia will be dedicated to improve the democratic environment andquality of life for all Georgians. Their work will be guided by our key principles.
Their mission is to serve as the primary source of information on corruption reform in Georgia, to assist the government and the broader public in facilitating reform in sectors where corruption exists, to build and strengthen institutions and to promote good governance. In recent years, TI Georgia has become Georgia's leading advocacy-based think tank.See more