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On The Issue Of Assessing The Effective Exercising Of Municipalities Own Powers (On Example Of Imereti Region)

Journal: Innovative Economics and Management (Vol.IV, No. 2)

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Page : 257-262

Keywords : effectiveness; survey; ranking; satisfaction level; powers; self-governance.;

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During the last decades, the efforts of Governments across the world have been directed towards creating an effective civil service. Modern requirements pose new challenges for the organs of state administration, and they have to re-examine traditional administration methods and be constantly mindful of increasing the effectiveness of their activities. It is obvious that local authorities also face similar challenges. One of the main objectives of municipalities is to exercise their own powers completely and to offer appropriate services to the population. For the purpose of assessing the effective exercising the own powers of municipalities provided for in Local Self-Government Code of Georgia, in April 2017, we conducted a survey of 520 respondents in municipalities of Imereti (12 municipalities in all). For each parameter, we derived the arithmetical average, which formed tha basis of the calculation of the overall index of analysis parameter. Analysis revealed that the relatively better situation is observed with establishing the municipal preschool (kindergartens) and out-of-school education institutions and with ensuring their functioning. It is noteworthy that the index appropriate to this kind of services is higher than the highest index existing between municipalities (3,40>3,14).The index of water supply, water carriage and melioration is also high (3,1). We believe that within their framework of powers, municipalities have to attach more attention to the regulation of street-trading, exhibitions, markets and fairs, disabled people, as well as to sheltering and registration of the homeless. It is desirable to conduct the similar surveys in all regions of Georgia every year that will contribute to identifying the weak points and resource mobilization to address the encountered challenges.

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