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Morocco

Open data (MO0004)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Administration Reform and Civil Service (MRAFP)

Support Institution(s): State actors involved Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment, and Digital Economy (MICIEN) Ministry of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society High Commission for Planning Other ministerial departments and public institutions NGOs, private sector, international organisations, and working groups Civil society organisations interested in transparency Civil society organisations interested in promoting digitalisation Universities and research centres International organisations for the promotion of Open Data

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Open Data, Right to Information

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

Increasing the publication and reuse of open data
From August 2018 to August 2020
Lead implementing agency
Ministry of Administration Reform and Civil Service (MRAFP)
Commitment description
What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
The new Law on the Right to Access to Information No. 31-13 specifies the need for a proactive publication of data. Even though Morocco set up an open data platform, already in place in 2011, ‘data.gov.ma’, usage of this platform remains very limited in terms of: - The number of member institutions that share data with the public - The quantity of data published and accessible to the general public - The reuse of this data by the various actors
What is the commitment?
This commitment consists of: Creating a national data strategy Creating governance for open data to coordinate the policy of openness and the sharing and reuse of public data to include all stakeholders, including the private sector and civil society. Implanting an organisation within the ministerial departments, public institutions, and territorial authorities that enables the selection, collection, categorisation, and validation of data to be provided to the public or published according to the laws in force. Developing a manual setting rules for collecting, processing, disseminating, and updating open data. Training data officers within government departments and public institutions on rules for collecting, processing, disseminating, and updating open data. Communicating and raising public’s awareness (government departments, citizens, companies, researchers, tourists, investors, civil society, etc.) about the benefits of openness, sharing, and reuse of data. The impact of this commitment will be assessed on the basis of the following indicators: - Number of institutions participating in the Open Data Strategy (to be increased by 100%: from 16 to 32 institutions) - Number of data sets published on the platform data.gov.ma (to be increased by 100%: from 136 to 300 data sets) - Number of data reuse initiatives: 20 initiatives
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
Creating an Open Data governance system and promoting the publication and reuse of open data will directly support the more proactive publication of data, as stated in the Law on the Right to Access to Information.
Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
A better Open Data Policy leads to: - greater transparency through proactive publication, as stated in the Law on the Right to Access to Information - greater accountability through an easier factual assessment of the government department’s performance - citizen participation in promoting a culture of reusing public data and requesting information.
Additional information
Related commitments: Commitment 1 Commitment 2 Commitment 5 Commitment 6
Milestone Activity with a verifiable deliverable
Benchmarking data strategies
October 2018 December 2018
Assessing the status of data in Morocco
December 2018 April 2019
Developing the strategy rules of procedures of public data
May 2019 October 2019
Creating a governance devoted to open data
November 2019 January 2020
Preparing the procedures manual for collecting, processing, disseminating, and updating open data
November 2019 January 2020
Training government departments on publishing open/proactive data
February 2020 March 2020
Communicating and raising awareness about the benefits of open data
January 2020 June 2020
Contact point details
Name of contact point (project manager)
Ms Samia CHAKRI
Position/department
Director of Information Systems, Ministry of Administration Reform and Civil Service
Email and telephone
NA
Other actors involved
State actors involved
Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment, and Digital Economy (MICIEN) Ministry of Relations with Parliament and Civil Society High Commission for Planning Other ministerial departments and public institutions
NGOs, private sector, international organisations, and working groups
Civil society organisations interested in transparency Civil society organisations interested in promoting digitalisation Universities and research centres International organisations for the promotion of Open Data


Morocco's Commitments

  1. ATI Awareness Raising

    MO0001, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. Training Information Officers

    MO0002, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Administrative training and organization

    MO0003, 2018, Capacity Building

  4. Open data

    MO0004, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Evironmental data sharing

    MO0005, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Transparency Portal

    MO0006, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Integrity Portal

    MO0007, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Public Service Framework

    MO0008, 2018, E-Government

  9. IDARATI scheme

    MO0009, 2018, E-Government

  10. Public service user complaint

    MO0010, 2018, Capacity Building

  11. Budget Transparency

    MO0011, 2018, Fiscal Transparency

  12. Budget Transparency Law

    MO0012, 2018, Audits and Controls

  13. Charaka portal

    MO0013, 2018, E-Government

  14. consultative process

    MO0014, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. Setting up an electronic platform for “citizen participation”

    MO0015, 2018, Capacity Building

  16. Citizens Participation

    MO0016, 2018, Capacity Building

  17. Strengthening access of civil society to audio-visual media

    MO0017, 2018, Capacity Building

  18. Communicating at a large scale about Morocco’s joining the OGP and its progress in terms of Open Government

    MO0018, 2018, OGP