June 30, 2015
From November 1, 2014 to May 1, 2015, ISFED monitored websites of both executive authorities (Gamgeoba/City Hall) and representative authorities (Sakrebulo), including their Facebook websites considering that social media is very popular among Internet users and serves as an effective and efficient way of disseminating information.
October 30, 2014
During the July 2014 local self-government elections the population of Georgia elected 2083 members of 71 municipalities. The interest of both political parties and independent candidates was high in the local self-government elections. According to the CEC estimates, total of 10,7001candidates were running for office in the 2014 local self-government elections.  In addition to political considerations, the interest in the elections was fueled by the incentive of employment. In light of particularly intense problem of unemployment in rural areas, local self-government institutes provide one of the best opportunities for employment.
October 9, 2014
Despite improvements made over the last decades in the fields of raising awareness, education and strengthening political rights of women, women representation in politics and leadership positions in particular has not improved significantly. As of 2013, women constitute 25.6% of members of parliaments throughout the world, with Georgia significantly legging behind as following the 2012 parliamentary elections women were able to secure only 12% of mandates. Consequently, Georgia is ranked number 115 among 185 countries of the world. Gender imbalance is evident in the executive authorities as well in Georgia where only 3 of 19 Ministers are women.
May 30, 2014
ISFED requested information about members of Sakrebulo from 64 Municipality Sakrebulos of Georgia. The information received was last updated in February 2014.
There are total of 1550 members in Sakrebulos  of 59 municipalities and 5 self-governing cities of Georgia, majority of which are men – 88,9% (1378) while women make up 11,2% (171) of Sakrebulo members.
January 29, 2014
The new Code on the Local Self-Governance is actively discussed not only among politicians but also in the large circle of the society. For this reason, ISFED decided to conduct a research and to present the issues, which have been largely discussed to the society. 

With this research, ISFED would like to state its own position regarding the mentioned Draft Law and present its recommendations on the modifications introduced by the new Code. 
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