Transparency (Open Budget Index) 66/100
The Government of Georgia provides the public with substantial budget information.
Public Participation 46/100
The Government of Georgia provides the public with limited opportunities to engage in the budget process.
By legislature 73/100
Budget oversight by the legislature in Georgia is adequate.
By auditor 100/100
Budget oversight by the supreme audit institution in Georgia is adequate.
Georgia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget transparency:
- Produce and publish a Mid-Year Review.
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Executive’s Budget Proposal by, for example, presenting verifiable (quantitative) output and outcome indicators in the program budget appendix that can help measure deliverables in the subprograms and their impact over the period of four years.
- Increase the comprehensiveness of the Year-End Report.
Georgia should prioritize the following actions to improve budget participation:
- Establish credible and effective mechanisms (i.e., public hearings, surveys, focus groups) for capturing a range of public perspectives on budget matters.
- Ensure the public is informed of the purpose of public budget engagements and provided with sufficient information to participate effectively.
- Provide detailed feedback on how public assistance and participation has been used by the supreme audit institution.
Georgia should prioritize the following actions to strengthen budget oversight:
- In both law and practice, ensure the legislature is consulted prior to the spending of contingency funds that were not identified in the Enacted Budget.