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Looking ahead: EIFL’s plans for open access

Open scholarship is growing in importance as a way of ensuring that there is global participation in research, improved quality and efficiency of education and science, and faster economic and social progress. Over the next two years, the EIFL Open Access Programme will support open scholarship by focusing on four key areas: open access policies, open science training for early career researchers, sustainable open access journals and repositories, and Open Educational Resources.

Partnership to train Ethiopia public librarians

EIFL is delighted to announce a partnership with Goethe-Institut Addis Abeba to build digital technology skills of public librarians in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia. The new partnership takes forward EIFL’s capacity building programme for public librarians in Ethiopia, in which EIFL is supporting modernization of 11 public libraries in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Addis Ababa Tourism Bureau.

GOGC Accused Gas Transportation Company in Causing Loss of Millions of Lari news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:48
Tbilisi (GBC) - Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation (GOGC) accused Gas Transportation Company in causing loss of millions of lari.

Quotas Set on Georgian Lemon, Kiwi, Grapes, Dried Fruit and other Products have been Abolished in Turkey news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:53
Tbilisi (GBC) - Georgia and Turkey agreed to expand the existing free trade agreement.

The IMF: share of the shadow economy in Georgia is 64.9% of GDP news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:51
Tbilisi (GBC) - The mean value of the size of the shadow economy of the 158 countries is 31.9%. Georgia is in the list of the countries with the largest shadow economies, - reports on the research of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and notes that share of the shadow economy in Georgia is 64.9% of GDP. The other three largest shadow economies are Zimbabwe with 60.6% and Bolivia with 62.3%.

Bank of Georgia Received a Loan from Swiss Investment Company Symbiotics Totalling 25 MLN GEL news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:36
Tbilisi (GBC) - JSC Bank of Georgia has secured a loan from Swiss investment company Symbiotics totaling GEL25 million.

Georgian Citizens Spent 112 MLN GEL Abroad in January news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:09
Tbilisi (GBC) – Georgian citizens spent 112 million GEL abroad. Transaction via plastic cards are increased by 23% y-o-y (01/2017 – 91 million).

Bakhtadze: the excise paid on re-export of cars will be completely returned to business news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:06
Tbilisi (GBC) - Finance Minister names a new initiative for promoting automobile market.

Enterprise of Cosmetic Threads to be Built in Tbilisi news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:06
Tbilisi (GBC) – Manufacturing of cosmetic threads begins in Georgia.

Lotto Returns with a Jackpot of 16.57 MLN to Georgia news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:04
Tbilisi (GBC) - Lotto returns to Georgia.

Giorgi Kvirikashvili: no one can compromise the achievement called media freedom under our government news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:02
Tbilisi (GBC) – The Prime Minister responds to information about the possible pressure on certain media outlets by the government.

Development of Fiber Optic Cable of Europe-Asia is being Considered via Georgia news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:00
Tbilisi (GBC) - Georgia and Turkey will discuss development of Europe-Asia fiber-optic cable highways.

3.7 MLN to be Spent on Rehabilitation of Historic Houses in Abastumani news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:58
Tbilisi (GBC) – Rehabilitation of historic houses starts in Abastumani.

The PM: entrepreneur must spend minimal time in relations with the Revenue Service news - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:56
Tbilisi (GBC) – “These are huge changes and significant tax liberalization. The first phase that we have implemented with the abolition of income taxes mainly affected middle and large entrepreneurs, while these amendments specifically are related to small entrepreneurs and their social situation”, - said the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili at today's government meeting. He has so evaluated submitted package of planned amendments to the Tax Code.

11th RDA Plenary Meeting

EIFL Open Access Programme Manager Iryna Kuchma will take part in the 11th RDA Plenary Meeting in Berlin, Germany.  The theme of the meeting is ‘From Data to Knowledge’.

Bank of Sheikh Nahain Increased Landing news - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:58
Tbilisi (GBC) – Credit portfolio increased to Terabank by 100 million up to 583 million (01.02.2017 – 488.3 million; +19% y-o-y).

Turkish Chalik Energy to Invest 75 MLN in the Construction of Wind Power Station news - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:12
Tbilisi (GBC) - The Turkish Chalik Energy holding will build Wind Power Station of 50 mgwt in Shida Kartli, Georgia. The company will make investment of 75 million USD.

Clean Energy: environmental risks in the course of Namakhvani HPP construction will be reduced to the minimum news - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:11
Tbilisi (GBC) - Clean Energy Group Georgia hosted a public discussion with local residents regarding the Namakhvani Hydropower Plant (HPP) cascade project.

Six more Myanmar universities join EIFL project

Six more universities have joined the EIFL eLibrary Myanmar project as part of an agreement between EIFL and the Myanmar Department of Higher Education to further develop university libraries and contribute to Myanmar’s national strategy for higher education reform. EIFL’s work in Myanmar is made possible by the Open Society Foundations Higher Education Support Programme.

TBC Bank Became the Leader of Profitable Banks news - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 16:10
Tbilisi (GBC) – All (16) banks have a profit in January except one. Merely Silk Road Bank has a loss, but it is insignificant – over 103 000.
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