Sierra Leone Design Report 2019-2021 – For Public Comment
In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the design report for Sierra Leone’s third action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen.... The report covers the action plan development process and the design of commitments.
In Sierra Leone, the IRM researcher Tracy Lynn-Field’s findings are summarized below:
Sierra Leone’s third national action plan continues commitments in access to justiceAccessible justice systems – both formal and informal – ensure that individuals and communities with legal needs know where to go for help, obtain the help they need, and move through a system tha... More, addressing gender-based violence, access to information, and records and archives management. The plan also offers new commitments in the areas of educationAccountability within the public education system is key to improving outcomes and attainment, and accountability is nearly impossible without transparent policies and opportunities for participation ..., taxPlacing transparency, accountability, and participation at the center of tax policy can ensure that burdens are distributed equitably across society. Technical specifications: Commitments related to c... and beneficial ownership transparencyDisclosing beneficial owners — those who ultimately control or profit from a business — is essential for combating corruption, stemming illicit financial flows, and fighting tax evasion. Technical..., and open parliamentEnsuring access to legislative information and creating mechanisms for public participation are critical to building an open, trusting relationship with citizens. Technical specifications: Commitments.... OGP leadership in Sierra Leone was recently reorganized and reinvigorated, promising improved implementation from the last action plan cycle provided that momentum for the open government agenda continues.
The report is available in English. The public comment period closed 17 November 2020.
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