Civil Service Bureau of Georgia Receives Untied Nations Public Service Award


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The Public Financial Disclosure System managed by the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia recently won a prestigious UN Public Service Award in the category of ‘Preventing and combating corruption in public service’.

With almost all nations’ public institutions participating in the annual competition, this award aims to identify the most innovative projects that have achieved highly in one of the following public service categories: 1) Preventing and combating corruption in public service; 2) Improving delivery of public services; 3) Fostering participation in public policy decision making through innovative mechanisms; 4) Promoting whole-of-government approaches in the information age; 5) Promoting gender-responsive delivery of public services. More information about the UN’s annual awards can be found at www.unpan.org/unpsa.

The Public Financial Disclosure System has been in place in Georgia since 2010 and at its core fosters the financial accountability of senior public officials. Copies of all submitted asset declarations are published online, encouraging citizens and interested groups to closely monitor the income and expenditures of high-ranking officials. For further information about the Georgian Public Financial Disclosure System please visit www.declaration.gov.ge.

We would like to express our special thanks to Transparency International Georgia and to the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information for nominating the Georgian Public Financial Disclosure System for this award. On June 27 2013, the Director of the Civil Service Bureau of Georgia, Mr Irakli Kotetishvili, will be participating in the Public Service Forum in Manama, Bahrain, where he will formally receive the award on behalf of the Civil Service Bureau.

In closing, we would like to congratulate Georgia for achieving this very special award, which underlines once again Georgia’s on-going success in the prevention and fight against corruption in public service and for providing an exemplary model of a transparent public financial disclosure system. .