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Jakarta Post

Discourse: ‘Our philosophy is to have a good system’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 18 2017   /  12:48 am

Thea Tsulukiani (Courtesy of Thea Tsulukiani)In an era when the most crucial thing for every government is to gain the trust of its own people, open government is seen as a necessity. Georgian Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani, who has led bold reforms in the areas of the rule of law, transparency and anticorruption efforts in Georgia and is the co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), recently shared her views about open government with The Jakarta Post’s Marguerite Afra Sapiie. The following are excerpts from the interview.

Question: Many believe open government is the key to answering development challenges, including to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Can you share your views on the matter?

Answer: The OGP has been seen in Georgia as one of the best tools to ensure openness and transparency of the government, the parliament and the judici...