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Cote d'Ivoire

whistleblower protection (CI0018)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Côte d’Ivoire Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: High Authority for Good Governance (HABG)

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Justice and Human Right; - Parliament; - Presidency of the Republic

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Judiciary, Justice, Legislation & Regulation, Whistleblower Protections

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Adopt and popularize a law on the protection of those reporting acts of corruption and related offenses. 15 January 2019 - 30 June 2020 Lead implementing agency/actor High Authority for Good Governance (HABG) Commitment description What is the public problem that the commitment will address? The lack of legal means to protect whistle blowers maintains the fear to denounce or participate in the fight against corruption. What is the commitment ? The High Authority for Good Governance undertakes to popularize the law related to the protection of whistle blowers after its adoption. The Commitment consists in : - making the law adopted; - informing the population on physical, psychological safety guarantees given by the State, if the population agrees to report acts of corruption and related offenses of which it is a victim or witness, - explaining specific arrangements for protecting whistle blowers, - getting the population to report acts of corruption and related offenses. These organizations shall be deployed in the field to continue the law outreach actions. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem? The implementation of this commitment should result in awareness of citizens about legal arrangements which protect them against retaliations, threats and intimidations from, corrupt actors. The more people feel themselves protected, the better they will participate in combating corruption. The whistle blowers and witnesses may declare the address of the police station, the brigade of gendarmerie, the High Authority for Good Governance to be their registered addresses. Whistle blowers and witnesses may report on a confidential basis.
Whistle blowers and witnesses as well as their relatives are
effectively protected.
This commitment will enable the population to be informed
on guarantees provided by law in terms of serenity, physical
or psychological integrity of persons or their properties and
possibly those of families or relatives of these persons, for a
cooperation without fear, likely to efficiently contribute to
the establishment of the truth.
Why is this commitment
relevant to OGP values?
This commitment improves and strengthens the fight against
corruption.
Likewise, it is relevant in terms of access to information and
citizen participation.
Additional information
The draft legislation is in process of being adopted by the
Parliament.
Commitment budget: CFA F 50 000 000 broken down as
follows :
- CFA F 15 000 000 in 2019
- CFA F 15 000 000 in 2020
Milestone Activity having a
verifiable deliverable
Start date End date
Civil society organizations
training on law relating to
witnesses and whistle
blowers' protection and on
the commitment of the High
Authority for Good
Governance;
February 2019 February 2019
The law outreach activities
with the justice system
stakeholders: Magistrates,
police,, gendarmerie
April 2019 April 2019
The law outreach activities
with Kings and Traditional
Chiefs June 2019 June 2019
The law outreach activities
October 2019 October 2019 with religious communities
Logistical and financial
support from civil society
organizations and
deployment in the field
February 2020 April 2020
Commitment roll-out
workshop May 2020 May 2020
Contact information
Name of responsible person
from the implementing
agency
Mr. Koffi Kablan Marc Antoine
Title, Department - Secretary General
- High Good Governance Authority
- Presidency of the Republic
Email and Phone - TEL : (+225) 22 47 95 00
- FAX : (+225) 22 47 82 64
Other Actors
Involved
State actors
involved
- Ministry of Justice and Human Right;
- Parliament;
- Presidency of the Republic
CSOs, private
sector,
multilaterals,
working
groups
CSO


Cote d'Ivoire's Commitments

  1. Citizen budget

    CI0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Participative Decentralized Development for Preschools

    CI0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. whistleblower protection

    CI0018, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. national integrity strategy

    CI0019, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  5. asset declaration

    CI0020, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  6. local participation

    CI0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. local anti-corruption measures

    CI0022, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  8. contraception distribution

    CI0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. open data

    CI0024, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Liberalize television space

    CI0025, 2018, Civic Space

  11. Publish the number of carats of diamond exported and accompanying Kimberly Process certificates

    CI0001, 2016, Capacity Building

  12. Create and operationalize 5 Local Mining Development Committees (CDLM)

    CI0002, 2016, Extractive Industries

  13. Release all tax and customs regulations

    CI0003, 2016, E-Government

  14. Release the Communications to the Councils of Ministers on the quarterly implementation of the budget

    CI0004, 2016, E-Government

  15. Publish Communications to the Council of Ministers on contracting process on a quarterly basis

    CI0005, 2016, E-Government

  16. Interconnect public five (05) universities and two (02) Business Schools.

    CI0006, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Set up virtual university of Côte d'Ivoire

    CI0007, 2016, Education

  18. Install a virtual single window for public service request and receipt in order to facilitate access to public information

    CI0008, 2016, E-Government

  19. Create and operationalize an Open Data portal for Côte d'Ivoire

    CI0009, 2016, Capacity Building

  20. Set up and operationalize a national competitiveness monitoring body

    CI0010, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Promote Access to Public information Act

    CI0011, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  22. Ensure the freedom the press and plurality of expression

    CI0012, 2016, Civic Space

  23. Set up five (05) municipal committees to fight against racketeering

    CI0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  24. Promote participatory budget in 05 communes

    CI0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Establish and operationalize a National Monitoring body for the quality of financial services

    CI0015, 2016, Legislation & Regulation