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Issue decrees to establish Participatory Budget (CI0026)



Action Plan: Côte d’Ivoire Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Interior and Security / Executive Management of Decentralization and Local Development (DGDDL)

Support Institution(s): State actors involved - Senate ; - Assembly of Regions and Districts of Côte d'Ivoire (ARDCI) ; - Union of Cities and Municipalities of Côte d'Ivoire (UVICOCI) ; - Local authorities. CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups - European Union; - PAGOF ; - MCC ; - CSOs involved in the promotion of Participatory Budget.

Policy Areas

Fiscal Openness, Local Commitments, Marginalized Communities, Public Participation, Public Participation in Budget/Fiscal Policy

IRM Review

IRM Report: Côte d’Ivoire Action Plan Review 2020-2022

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public interest issue to be addressed by this commitment? Many local authorities are experiencing a difficult public finance management with more decentralized administration preparing programs, operations and development activities excluding local people. Indeed, the three-year programs and budgets of local authorities are drawn up by local elected officials and councilors who arbitrate choices without prior and inclusive consultation of citizens. On the other hand, it should be observed that after years of advocacy (Plan 2016-2018 and Plan 2018-2020), 15 municipalities out of 201 municipalities and 31 regions of Côte d'Ivoire have taken decisions establishing the Participatory Budget (PB). It is clear that the PB has made it possible, in these municipalities, to understand the budget by the populations and their effective participation in decision-making relating to the achievements to be carried out. This commitment will make it possible to: On the politic level Specify the implementation of the BP in Ivorian local authorities (Cf. Articles 32 and 35 of Law No. 2012-1128 of December 13, 2002 on the organization of Territorial Collectivities and Article 32 of Law 2014-451 of August 05 2014 on the orientation of the general organization of the Territorial Administration; On the social level - correct the lack of participation of populations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in local affairs; 10 - promote the participation of vulnerable or marginalized groups in the decision-making process of their territory; - adapt the governance of local authorities (Territorial Collectivities) to the needs of the communities; - strengthen the mechanism of co-management and co-decision of local affairs between the citizens and the local governments; On the economic level - contribute to transparency in the management of local finances; - impact on the financial resource mobilization strategy; - improve the tax base of local authorities (Territorial Collectivities). In short, the making of a decree and subsequent texts (an order and a guide) relating to Participatory Budget will solve the low involvement of the people for their participation in the management of local authorities.

What is the commitment? The introduction of Participatory Budget aims to change budget development approach to local authorities by introducing a new relationship between the represented and representatives. Indeed, the Participatory Budget consists in involving the populations in discussions and decisions concerning the allocation of the municipal budget, either globally, or on a particular theme (the development of a district, for example), or on investment decisions. This commitment involves: - a draft decree relating to the implementation of the Participatory Budget; - a draft order on the establishment of a Participatory Budget monitoring body; - the proposal for an Ivorian guide for the implementation of Participatory Budget. The overall objective is to improve the governance of local authorities through a legal and regulatory institutional environment for the implementation of the Participatory Budget in Côte d'Ivoire.

How will commitment contribute to solve the public problem? The commitment will help improve the participation, development and monitoring and evaluation of the budget of Territorial Communities by the populations.

Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values? This commitment will result in a more enhanced citizen participation, access to information, transparency, public responsibility and accountability.

Additional information - This commitment has a budget of 50,000,000 CFA. - Link with the National Development Plan (PND). - MCC good governance strategy

2021-2023 Important activity having a verifiable deliverable Start date End date Establishment and activities of the working group on the preparation of the decree and subsequent texts. January 2021 February 26, 2021 A draft decree relating to the implementation of Participatory Budget March 25, 2021 March 27, 2021 A draft order relating to the creation of a Participatory Budget monitoring body March 30, 2021 June 29, 2021 Proposal for an Ivorian guide for the implementation of Participatory Budget June 30, 2021 July 31, 2021 Sensitization and popularization of the documents produced September 2021 May 2022


  1. Revise laws to mandate asset declaration of public officials

    CI0030, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  2. Draft and adopt legislation regulating teleworking

    CI0031, 2020, Labor

  3. Identify and acquire necessary tools for teleworking

    CI0032, 2020, Capacity Building

  4. Create specific budget line for purchase of contraceptive products

    CI0033, 2020, Gender

  5. Publish budget information online regarding purchase of contraceptive products

    CI0034, 2020, E-Government

  6. Increase number of days operating school canteens

    CI0035, 2020, Education

  7. Issue decrees to establish Participatory Budget

    CI0026, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  8. Invite civil society to participate in budget planning at DPBEP seminar

    CI0027, 2020, Fiscal Openness

  9. Analyze and develop strategy to improve anti-corruption institutions

    CI0028, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  10. Develop and publish application for asset declaration data

    CI0029, 2020, Anti-Corruption

  11. Citizen Budget

    CI0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  12. Participative Decentralized Development for Preschools

    CI0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Whistleblower Protection

    CI0018, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  14. National Integrity Strategy

    CI0019, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  15. Asset Declaration

    CI0020, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  16. Local Participation

    CI0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Local Anti-Corruption Measures

    CI0022, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  18. Contraception Distribution

    CI0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  19. Open Data

    CI0024, 2018, Access to Information

  20. Liberalize Television Space

    CI0025, 2018, Civic Space

  21. Publish the Number of Carats of Diamond Exported and Accompanying Kimberly Process Certificates

    CI0001, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  22. Create and Operationalize 5 Local Mining Development Committees (CDLM)

    CI0002, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  23. Release All Tax and Customs Regulations

    CI0003, 2016, E-Government

  24. Release the Communications to the Councils of Ministers on the Quarterly Implementation of the Budget

    CI0004, 2016, E-Government

  25. Publish Communications to the Council of Ministers on Contracting Process on a Quarterly Basis

    CI0005, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  26. Interconnect Public Five (05) Universities and Two (02) Business Schools.

    CI0006, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Set up Virtual University of Côte D'Ivoire

    CI0007, 2016, Education

  28. Install a Virtual Single Window for Public Service Request and Receipt in Order to Facilitate Access to Public Information

    CI0008, 2016, Access to Information

  29. Create and Operationalize an Open Data Portal for Côte D'Ivoire

    CI0009, 2016, Access to Information

  30. Set up and Operationalize a National Competitiveness Monitoring Body

    CI0010, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

  31. Promote Access to Public Information Act

    CI0011, 2016, Access to Information

  32. Ensure the Freedom the Press and Plurality of Expression

    CI0012, 2016, Civic Space

  33. Set up Five (05) Municipal Committees to Fight Against Racketeering

    CI0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  34. Promote Participatory Budget in 05 Communes

    CI0014, 2016, Capacity Building

  35. Establish and Operationalize a National Monitoring Body for the Quality of Financial Services

    CI0015, 2016, Legislation & Regulation

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