Tunisia Design Report 2018-2020 – For Public Comment
In 2021, 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 Tunisia’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... (2018-2020). The report covers the development of the action plan and the design of its commitments.
In Tunisia, the IRM’s findings are summarized below:
To develop Tunisia’s third action plan, the country increased participation of CSOs, however, without deepening their involvement to share the decision-making power and increasing the 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... of the plan. It contains four notable reforms to carry forward on extending the OGP process to 10 municipalities, facilitating access to information in the extractives industry and on anti corruption measures to protect whistleblowers. Moving forward, Tunisia could consider expanding the scope of commitments to include other relevant national priorities like opening the budget process in COVID-19 recovery efforts contributing to tracking expenditures, 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... benefits and focus on transparent and accountable delivery of public services.
The report is available below in English and Arabic. The public is invited to review and comment on this report from 6 July until 20 July 2021. Comments can be submitted here, below, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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