The parliamentary budget office of Georgia presented the state budget analysis in gender aspects to the gender equality council of Georgia. The publication aims to present:
• Unified framework for gender equality assessment of state budget programs in gender importance form.
• Analysis of the assessment indicators for the goals and results for high gender importance programs indicating recommendation indicators that can be used by the spending institutions to evaluate the results achieved in the gender aspect of the specific program.
The research was prepared with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Good Governance Initiative (GGI). Within the framework of the project, the work included strengthening skills of the parliamentary budget office in gender budgeting and expert assistance in the research process.
As the request of the gender equality council, it is planned to organize additional workshops with involvement of interested stakeholders.
The budget office will strengthen its efforts in direction of communication effectiveness.
From the beginning of the year, with the support of the USAID's Good Governance Initiative (GGI) revision of the budget office communication strategy and preparation of a new communication action plan is in progress.
The activities included working meetings in January and February in the direction of the communications strategy, as well as the training for effective communication with budget office senior officials. Kakha Magradze, an invited expert by the project have prepared:
• Evaluation report of needs analysis
• Communication strategy
• Communications action plan.
• Planned activities also include introductory meetings with media representatives in business and economics.
The parliamentary budget office of Georgia expresses gratitude for the United States Development Program (USAID) better governance Initiative (GGI) for assistance.
Head of parliamentary budget office of Georgia Tatia Khetaguri talked about the draft law of Georgia on "State Budget of 2018" prepared by parliamentary budget office in the TV program - " SAQMIS KURSI " on first channel
On September 27th, International Monetary Fund published a report on fiscal transparency for Georgia, which includes the components of the parliamentary budget office as well.
Within the framework of strategic partnership with the Parliamentary Budget Office of Georgia and the UK Office of Budget Responsibility, , head of Parliamentary budget office Tatia Khetaguri and staff members of the budget office met with experts from the United Kingdom Budget Responsibility Office. Experts from the United Kingdom Budget Responsibility Office Mark Dembovitz - head of communications division, James Taylor and Andrew Satorn from health and social program forecasting division met with Mr. Nikoloz Samkharadze -head of the cabinet of the speaker of parliament of Georgia, Mr. Nikoloz Natenadze - secretary general of the parliament and Mr. Irakli Kovzanadze - chairman of the finance and budget committee.
On 5-8 April of this year, head of parliamentary budget office Tatia Khetaguri, leader of parliamentary majority Archil Talakvadze and PFM's advisor to the German International Cooperation Society (GIZ) "Public Finance Management in the South Caucasus" Inga Sinjikashvili participated in the 9th annual meeting of OECD Independent Fiscal Institutions, held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The visit was supported by the German International Cooperation Society (GIZ) program "Public Finance Management in the South Caucasus".
On 11-12 March of 2017, regional workshop for Parliamentary Budget Offices was held with the support of Westminster Foundation for Democracy(WfD) and German Society for International Cooperation(GIZ).
The Parliamentary Delegation, holding the meetings in the British Parliament, will accomplish the 3-day visit today. The visit, aimed at enhancement of Parliamentary oversight and exchange of experience, is organized by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy within UN and EU Parliamentary program.
On 7 December 2016, the head of Parliamentary Budget Office of Georgia, Tata Khetaguri, held meeting with representatives of the US Agency for International Democratic Governance Initiative in Georgia. The delegation was composed of senior associate at Tetra Tech ARD, Jesse Biddle; chief of Party of Georgia Good Governance Initiative (GGI) at Tetra Tech ARD, David Smith; senior legislative and oversight manager of Georgia Good Governance Initiative (GGI) at Tetra Tech ARD, Nino Vardosanidze.