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Citizen involvement in Cour des Comptes (FR0048)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: France Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Cour des Comptes

Support Institution(s): High Council of Public Finance (HCFP),Budgetary and Financial Discipline Court (CDBF),andCouncilofMandatoryContributions(CPO)

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Judiciary, Justice, Open Data, Records Management

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

Involving citizens further in the work carried out by the Cour des comptes
Lead institution(s):
Cour des comptes
Other stakeholders:
High Council of Public Finance (HCFP),Budgetary and Financial Discipline Court (CDBF),andCouncilofMandatoryContributions(CPO)
Commitment extending Commitment 5 of the 2015-2017 NAP “Involving citizens further in the work carried out by the Cour des comptes”
OGP principles with which the commitment is associated:
Access to information, participation, accountability
Challenges
Tasked by the Constitution and the law to provide free, independent and collegial assessments of the use of public funds, the Cour des comptes is one of the Republic’s key institutions. It is an independent court situated midway between Parliament and the Government, and provides assistance to both. It plays an essential role in the functioning of our democracy and transformation of public action.
The Cour’s continued efforts to open up public data, encourage analysis based on data sciences and involve citizens more closely in its work, in accordance with its principles and procedures, evidence its commitment to the French open government initiative.
Objectives
Publication of more data on financial courts and innovation in ways of involving citizens in the Court’s work.
In the context of the first National Plan for an Open Government, financial courts undertook to involve citizens more closely in their work, in particular by making available growing numbers of quantitative datasets used or produced in the context of their controls, investigations and assessments, along with data bearing on their own activities. This major commitment was an extension of initiatives already undertaken by financial courts (some of them longstanding), through publication of their work and, in 2014, making the first datasets available.
2016 and 2017 saw further opening of data, which became normal practice for financial courts, with the publication of several hundred datasets on data.gouv.fr. Two “datasessions” were held in 2016 and 2017 to encourage reuse of data. An Entrepreneur d’Intérêt Général (EIG – Entrepreneur of General Interest) spent ten months at the Court working on opening up the work carried out by financial courts to citizens.
By renewing the commitment made in the context of the 2017-2019 National Action Plan for an Open Government, the Cour des comptes seeks to continue and bolster the ongoing momentum. Wishing to ensure continuity and because the aim of the commitment made for
2015-2017 still applies, the original commitment and the two actions it encompassed have been retained in the same form.
They will be accompanied, however, by fresh or increased efforts, for example: in order to increase dissemination of certain data in an open format: diversification of
types of data and their channels of dissemination, and encouragement of its reuse;
in order to further develop citizens’ interest in the Court’s work: deployment of new ways of informing and consulting citizens, in accordance with financial courts’
principles and procedures;
the new ways of informing and consulting citizens will take account of the digital
divide and try to adapt to the various uses to which citizens may put digital tools.
The road map in detail

Disseminating certain data resulting from work carried out by financial courts in opening data, reinforcing data quality and diversification requirements at the same time;
Diversifying data dissemination channels and encouraging reuse, in particular by:
organising open events;
developing tools and applications (APIs) facilitating reuse. 2017-2019
Further developing citizens’ interest in the Court’s work, in accordance with the institution’s principles and procedures, by trying out new ways of informing and consulting citizens 2018-2019


France's Commitments

  1. Transparency of Public Services

    FR0030, 2018, E-Government

  2. Transparency of Public Procurement

    FR0031, 2018, E-Government

  3. Transparency of Development Aid

    FR0032, 2018, Aid

  4. Expand open data

    FR0033, 2018, E-Government

  5. Improved data policies and administration

    FR0034, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Transparency of Public Algorithms

    FR0035, 2018, E-Government

  7. Open data at sub-national level

    FR0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. State AI lab

    FR0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  9. Administrative capacity-building

    FR0038, 2018, Capacity Building

  10. Public Service Incubators

    FR0039, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Streamline data flows

    FR0040, 2018, E-Government

  12. Open Etat forum

    FR0041, 2018, E-Government

  13. Online procedures dashboard

    FR0042, 2018, E-Government

  14. GovTech summit

    FR0043, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Imrove public consultation mechanisms

    FR0044, 2018, E-Government

  16. International transparency and citizen participation

    FR0045, 2018, Aid

  17. Public pariticipation in sustainable development

    FR0046, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Open Science

    FR0047, 2018, E-Government

  19. Citizen involvement in Cour des Comptes

    FR0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  20. Private sector transparency

    FR0049, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  21. Access to information on public officials

    FR0050, 2018, Asset Disclosure

  22. Open Regional and Local Authorities' Data

    FR0001, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  23. Publish municipal council decisions and reports online

    FR0002, 2015, E-Government

  24. Publish building permits in open data format

    FR0003, 2015, Open Data

  25. Starred commitment Increase Transparency in Public Procurement

    FR0004, 2015, Open Contracting and Procurement

  26. Improve Transparency in International Development Aid

    FR0005, 2015, Aid

  27. Open Access to Public Policy Evaluations

    FR0006, 2015, E-Government

  28. Involve Citizens in Cour des Comptes Work

    FR0007, 2015, Fiscal Transparency

  29. Access to Public Officials Transparency Obligations

    FR0008, 2015, E-Government

  30. Starred commitment Beneficial Ownership

    FR0009, 2015, Beneficial Ownership

  31. Transparency in Extractive Industries

    FR0010, 2015, Extractive Industries

  32. Transparency in International Trade Commercial Negotiations

    FR0011, 2015, Labor

  33. Fix My Neighborhood

    FR0012, 2015, E-Government

  34. Digital Fix-it

    FR0013, 2015, Open Data

  35. Co-produce Data Infrastructure with Civil Society

    FR0014, 2015, Open Data

  36. Starred commitment Open Legal Resources

    FR0015, 2015, Legislation & Regulation

  37. Reform Participatory Mechanisms

    FR0016, 2015, Public Participation

  38. Mediation and Justice

    FR0017, 2015, Judiciary

  39. Starred commitment Open and Circulate Data

    FR0018, 2015, Land & Spatial Planning

  40. Open Calculation Models and Simulators

    FR0019, 2015, Open Data

  41. Open Platform for Government Resources

    FR0020, 2015, E-Government

  42. Improve Public Services through E-Government and User Interaction

    FR0021, 2015, E-Government

  43. Empower Civil Society to Support Schools

    FR0022, 2015, E-Government

  44. Diversify Recruitment within Public Institutions

    FR0023, 2015, Capacity Building

  45. Culture Change

    FR0024, 2015, Capacity Building

  46. Spread Public Innovation

    FR0025, 2015, Capacity Building

  47. Starred commitment Protect Against Conflicts of Interest

    FR0026, 2015, Conflicts of Interest

  48. Civil Society & Transparency in COP21 Conference Planning

    FR0027, 2015, Environment and Climate

  49. Open data and Climate/Sustainable Development

    FR0028, 2015, Open Data

  50. Collaborate with Civil Society on Climate and Sustainable Development

    FR0029, 2015, Environment and Climate