The Georgian case highlights innovations in local government, government digital platforms, and political parties using digital tools, with both their strengths and limitations.
The Local Self-government Code has created a deliberative and a consultative body at town and city level, with some very successful cases where cities took over municipality decision-making. The digitalisation of government information and public services is studied through the my.gov.ge and the ichange.gov.ge platforms. Finally the Girchi political party’s use of a digital platform for fundraising, party primaries and direct engagement with their members sheds light on the way to strengthen representative bodies using participatory platforms.
The “Exploring Worldwide Democratic Innovations” project was supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung.