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Preparing a national corporate governance repository (TN0006)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia, First Action Plan, 2014-16

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive

Institutions

Lead Institution: National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI)

Support Institution(s): The Secretariat of State in Charge of Governance and Civil Service

Policy Areas

E-Government, Private Sector

IRM Review

IRM Report: Tunisia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact:

Implementation i

Completion:

Description

Elaborate a governance repository according to international quality standards and encourage corporate social responsibility in public and private sector.
The repository for corporate governance should be in accordance with the governance specification ISO 26000, which deals with corporate social responsibility (CSR). It will allow dissemination of the principles of governance such as transparency, integrity and accountability and to ensure these principles' sustainability and application within the public and the private sector, following standardized procedures.

IRM End of Term Status Summary

6: National corporate governance repository

Commitment Text: Elaborate a governance repository according to international quality standards and encourage corporate social responsibility in public and private sector.

The repository for corporate governance should be in accordance with the governance specification ISO 26000, which deals with corporate social responsibility (CSR). It will allow dissemination of the principles of governance such as transparency, integrity and accountability and to ensure these principles' sustainability and application within the public and the private sector, following standardized procedures.

Responsible Institution(s): National Institute for Standardization and Industrial Property (INNORPI)

Supporting Institution(s): The Secretariat of State in Charge of Governance and Civil Service

Start Date: July 2014 End Date: December 2015

Commitment aim

The government planned to create a national repository of corporate governance to provide public and private institutions with a framework to structure corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and ethics-based practices to prevent corruption. The repository was meant to be used as a reference to adapt administrative procedures and internal processes to the values of integrity.

Status

Midterm: Substantial

The hard copy of the repository was finalised in December 2014. In 2015, several seminars and training sessions were held to introduce the repository to civil servants. At the time of the midterm report, a presentation brochure was available on the UNDP-sponsored government website, Anticor.tn. For more information, please see the 2014-2015 IRM Midterm Progress Report.[Note 25: OGP, Tunisia IRM Midterm Progress Report 2014-15, http://www.opengovpartnership.org/sites/default/files/Tunisia2014-15_IRM%20Progress%20Report_Eng.pdf.]

End of term: Complete

This commitment is complete. A brochure of the repository (manual) is available on the INNORPI website.[Note 26: Republique Tunisienne Ministere de l’Industrie et du Commerce, “Referentiel National de la Gouvernance,” http://www.innorpi.tn/Fra/referentiel-national-de-la-gouvernance-en-tunisie_11_302.] Hard copies were available for a cost of 30 Dinars (approximately US$15). The four pages of the brochure, available in Arabic and French, explains how the materials could be integrated in all public and private organisations, following three steps to improve governance and fight corruption. The repository is a type of manual based on several international standards of good governance. By following the manual, organisations could earn the label of good governance, which would boost their credibility. The INNORPI charges the public a fee for the hard copie in much the same way it charges fees for all the other repositories and standards-related documents. However, on-site consultations of the repository are free.

Did it open government?

Access to information: Did not change

Civic participation: Did not change

Public Accountability: Did not change

The repository could provide useful guidance for public and private organisations on how to improve governance and fight corruption within their organisations. However, it is unclear how widely the repository has been taken up and used, or how many copies of the manual the INOPRI has sold. Such information is not public and, therefore, it remains difficult to assess if this commitment has had any impact on changing government practice.

Carried forward?

This commitment was completed during the implementation period. However, in the second action plan (2016-2018), the government commited to establish the “national reference for corporate governance on a publicly owned companies and a private enterprise” (commitment 12).[Note 27: Tunisia National Action Plan 2016-2018, pg. 20, https://www.opengovpartnership.org/documents/tunisia-second-national-action-plan-2016-2018-english]


Tunisia's Commitments

  1. right to information

    TN0036, 2018, Capacity Building

  2. open data framework

    TN0037, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Access to geographic information

    TN0038, 2018, E-Government

  4. open transport data

    TN0039, 2018, E-Government

  5. Improve water resource governance

    TN0040, 2018, E-Government

  6. Join EITI

    TN0041, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. open contracting in hydrocarbons

    TN0042, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. anti-corruption framework

    TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  9. participatory budgeting

    TN0044, 2018, Audits and Controls

  10. youth participation

    TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities

  11. Implement initiatives to apply the OGP at the local level

    TN0046, 2018, E-Government

  12. online administrative services

    TN0047, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. access to civil service

    TN0048, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Joining the extractive industries transparency initiative "EITI"

    TN0021, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Modernizing the regulatory framework to enforce the Right to Access to Information

    TN0022, 2016, Capacity Building

  16. The completion of the legal and regulatory framework of open data at the national level

    TN0023, 2016, Capacity Building

  17. Improve the transparency and local Gov Openness

    TN0024, 2016, Capacity Building

  18. Enhance the transparency in the cultural sector : “open culture”

    TN0025, 2016, Capacity Building

  19. Enhance the transparency in the environment and sustainable development sector

    TN0026, 2016, Aid

  20. Enhancing transparency in the transport sector

    TN0027, 2016, Capacity Building

  21. Promoting financial and fiscal transparency

    TN0028, 2016, Fiscal Transparency

  22. Elaborating a legal framework for citizen’s petitions

    TN0029, 2016, Capacity Building

  23. Developing an integrated electronic civil petition and corruption reporting platform

    TN0030, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  24. Developing new mechanisms to promote interaction with the youth and enable them to pursue dialogue about public policies

    TN0031, 2016, Capacity Building

  25. Adopting the corporate governance referential on the sectoral level

    TN0032, 2016, Capacity Building

  26. Developing mobile applications which could be downloaded on the mobile phone to reinforce transparency of government activities and participatory approach

    TN0033, 2016, Capacity Building

  27. Enhancing access to the archive

    TN0034, 2016, Capacity Building

  28. The development of an electronic mechanism to ensure transparency of Public Servants recruitment

    TN0035, 2016, Capacity Building

  29. strengthening legal framework for corruption fight

    TN0001, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  30. Developing an integrated electronic civil petition and corruption reporting platform

    TN0002, 2014, E-Government

  31. Publishing an annual report on audit activities in public sector

    TN0003, 2014, Audits and Controls

  32. Review of the legal framework of personal data protection and ensuring conformity with article 24 of Tunisian constitution

    TN0004, 2014, Human Rights

  33. Developing an Open Data Portal

    TN0005, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  34. Preparing a national corporate governance repository

    TN0006, 2014, E-Government

  35. Establishing a legal framework that regulates communication and interaction within public sector and between public structures and citizens with usage of ICT

    TN0007, 2014, E-Government

  36. Simplifying administrative procedures

    TN0008, 2014, E-Government

  37. Develop a number of administrative services on-line

    TN0009, 2014, E-Government

  38. Enhancing people participation in the decision-making process

    TN0010, 2014, E-Government

  39. Capacity-building of civil servants and citizens in the area of open governance

    TN0011, 2014, Capacity Building

  40. Creation of a structure specialized in training in the governance area

    TN0012, 2014, Capacity Building

  41. publication of budget reports

    TN0013, 2014, Audits and Controls

  42. Development of the open budget system

    TN0014, 2014, Fiscal Transparency

  43. Use of the data extracted from the application dedicated to budget management (ADEB) in public sector

    TN0015, 2014, E-Government

  44. publication of reports related to attribution and execution of public procurement and audit results

    TN0016, 2014, Audits and Controls

  45. publication of recommandations included in audit reports of public procurement

    TN0017, 2014, Audits and Controls

  46. Development of an "Open Data" platform dedicated to information dealing with oil and mine sector investment

    TN0018, 2014, Extractive Industries

  47. Improve transparency in the area of infrastructure projects

    TN0019, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport

  48. Devoting transparency in the environment field

    TN0020, 2014, E-Government