Tunisia Action Plan Review 2021-2023 – For Public Comment
In 2022, 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 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... Review for Tunisia’s fourth action plan. The report provides a technical review of the action plan’s characteristics and the strengths and challenges the IRM identifies to inform a stronger implementation process.
In Tunisia, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
Most commitments in Tunisia’s fourth action plan are incremental steps of modest ambitionAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, OGP commitments should “stretch government practice beyond its current baseline with respect to key areas of open government.” Ambition captures the po... that aim to consolidate long-term open government reforms. Tunisia continues to prioritize government transparencyAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, transparency occurs when “government-held information (including on activities and decisions) is open, comprehensive, timely, freely available to the pub... More, while public accountabilityAccording to OGP’s Articles of Governance, public accountability occurs when ”rules, regulations, and mechanisms in place call upon government actors to justify their actions, act upon criticisms ... More remains an area of opportunity. Opening up Tunisia’s audit system is one such opportunity that may yield ambitious results. However, political instability and incapacitated democratic institutions will require strategic reconsideration on how to achieve open government objectives.
The report is available in English and Arabic. The public comment period closed 25 January 2022.
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