Tbilisi. Institute for Development of Freedom of Information publishes the blog post: Pandemics and Corruption Risks.
“Due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, state of emergency was declared in Georgia on March 21, 2020. Unfortunately, international experience shows that corruption often thrives during times of crisis, as some see it as an opportunity to take advantage of the situation and use power for private gain.
It is important that public institutions use the funds allocated to them within the framework of the emergency budget in a highly rational manner and ensure the transparency of this process. Considering all the above, it is important that the authorities ensure that risk factors in the health sector are identified and that appropriate measures are taken to ensure that the funds allocated in this direction are spent rationally and diligently”.