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Burkina Faso

Right of Access to Public Information and to Administrative Documents (BF0010)



Action Plan: Burkina Faso Action Plan 2017-2019

Action Plan Cycle: 2017

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Ministry of communication and Relations with Parliament (MCRP)

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Communication and Relations with Parliament (MCRP) ; Higher communication regulatory body (Conseil supérieur de la communication) (CSC), Ministry of National defense and Ex-servicemen (MDNAC), Ministry of Security, Media Watchdog of Burkina Faso (ObservatoireBurkinabè des medias) (OBM), Association of Burkina Faso Journalists (Association des Journalistes du Burkina) (AJB) ; National Union of Information and Culture workers (Syndicat national des Travailleurs de l’Information et de la culture) (SYNATIC). African network of Journalists for integrity and transparency(Réseau africain des journalistes pour l’intégrité et la transparence) (RAJIT) PrivatePublishers Association (Société des Editeurs Privés) SEP National Union of Free Audiovisual (Union nationale de l’Audiovisuel Libre du Faso(UNALFA) UBSTV, Reporter du Faso (Correspondent of Faso)

Policy Areas

Legislation & Regulation, Right to Information, Security

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public issue for which the commitment is made to address?: Inadequate appropriation from actors and lack of enforcement regulations of law 051-2015/CNT of August 30, 2015 on the access to the right to public information and to administrative documents; What is the commitment?: Issues : Effectiveness of the right to information established by the constitution ; Contribution to transparency and liability. Overall objective : Ensure the right to the access to public information and administrative documents for all citizens. Results : Three (03) decrees and (02) orders are passed to enforce the application of law on the right to the access to information and administrative documents of August 30, 2015. Obstacles on the right to the Access to information are removed ; Law 051-2015/CNT of August 30 , 2015 is known by actors; How this commitment will contribute towards addressing the public issue?: Enforcement of law 051-2015/CNT of August 30, on the right to the access to public information and administrative documents will be done through the passing of enforcement laws. The success of the effectiveness of this law requires a wide dissemination and an information campaign as well as awareness raising by civil society organizations, medias, public administration so as to make easier for people to join. : Steps Adoption of enforcement texts of law ; Setting up of the National Authority for Access to Public information( Mise en place de l’AutoritéNationaled’Accès à l’InformationPublique) (ANAIP) ; Dissemination of law 051-2015/CNT dated August 30, 2015.; Why is this commitment relevant as regards PGO values?: The right to the Access to Public information and administrative documents meets the criteria of : Transparency : the action of public administration is known by the public ; The enforcement of the law improves access to public information. Civic participation : Improves citizen capacities to have an influence on decisions , Improve citizens commitment in the implementation of policies, projects and programs Liability : Improves the culture of making a report because the civil service will be obliged to give information and documents in its possession; Additional details: Links : The Constitution in its article 8 ensures the right to information to all citizens of Burkina Faso. The National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES) in its main line 1 «Retrain institutions and modernize Civil service » which one of its strategic objectives is to improve the right to the access to information by population. National Communication Policy (PNCOM) which strategic objective 1 is directed to the access to information by populations.


  1. Sign Protocols of Operations Where Competence Shall Be Transferred to Municipalities and Regions

    BF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  2. Respect Time Limit Required for Issuing Legal Acts

    BF0002, 2017, Capacity Building

  3. Vulnerable Persons Access to Legal Aid Funds

    BF0003, 2017, Justice

  4. Online Registration for Post-Baccalaureate and Baccalaureate Competitions

    BF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  5. Registration and Complaints Handling Mechanism

    BF0005, 2017, Capacity Building

  6. Specialized Judicial Areas for Conomic Crimes

    BF0006, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  7. Citizen Committees to Control Racket in Public Administration

    BF0007, 2017, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  8. Capacities of Disciplinary Committees

    BF0008, 2017, Capacity Building

  9. Virtual Window of Public Administration

    BF0009, 2017, Capacity Building

  10. Right of Access to Public Information and to Administrative Documents

    BF0010, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  11. Ministry and Public Institution Data in Open Format

    BF0011, 2017, E-Government

  12. Access Information and Citizen Involvement in State Budget

    BF0012, 2017, Capacity Building

  13. Community Dialogue on Local Budget (EDIC)

    BF0013, 2017, Capacity Building