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Transparency of Public Grants accorded to NGOs (MO0042)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Morocco Action Plan 2021-2023

Action Plan Cycle: 2021

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry in charge of Human Rights and the Relations with Parliament – Department of Relations with Parliament

Support Institution(s):

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, Civic Space, E-Government, Fiscal Openness, Freedom of Association, Publication of Budget/Fiscal Information, Regulation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Morocco Action Plan Review 2021-2023

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

Description

CHALLENGE Difficult access to public funding for civil society organizations due to several reasons, including: • The Challenge of access to information related to the grants awarded by public actors to NGOs (procedures and terms for receiving funding, calls for partnership projects, etc.) ; • The absence of follow-up mechanisms related to the process of distribution of grants per region, per type of project; • The absence of a binding legal text for the use of the “charaka portal” in order to ensure the adhesion of all governmental actors involved in the public financing program granted to NGOs.

PROPOSED SOLUTION Develop the contents of the “charaka portal” by: • Facilitating access to information related to the grants awarded to NGOs by public actors; • Publishing calls for candidacy related to partnership projects; • Publishing a map of the data related to the grants awarded by the state to CSOs by region, and by type of project. In addition to the adoption of a binding legal text about the use of the “charaka portal”, in order to guarantee the adhesion of public actors involved in the public financing program.

EXPECTED RESULTS Moralization of public funding intended for NGOs ; • Strengthening the right to access information related to public funding intended for NGOs ; • Strengthening transparency in access to public funding for NGOs through the dissemination of data and procedures pertaining to this funding.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Publication of the decree of the Head of Government about the partnership between the State and the civil society organizations ; • ▪Number of public actors joining the Charaka portal ; • ▪Number of NGOs registered in Charaka portal ; • Number of information related to public funding published on the portal ; • Percentage of updating the data related to the distribution of public funding by regions and by type of project.

IMPACT INDICATORS Number of calls for partnership projects developed with NGOs posted on the portal ; ▪Annual rate of increased public funding accorded to NGOs.

See action plan for milestone activities.

IRM Midterm Status Summary

Commitment 18. Implement Mechanisms to Support Transparency of Public Funds Granted to Civil Society Organizations

● Verifiable: Yes

● Does it have an open government lens? Yes

● Potential for results: Modest


Commitments

Open Government Partnership