Publication of Recommandations Included in Audit Reports of Public Procurement (TN0017)
Implementation of a system allowing clustering, follow up and publication of recommendations included in the audit reports of public procurements elaborated by the committee of audit and control of public demand.
IRM End of Term Status Summary
Clustered Commitments 3, 16, 17: Audit Reports
3: Annual audit activities report
Commitment Text: Regarding public structures commitment of proactive information disclosure, an annual report will be published to expose public audit structures activities (high committee of public service control, general financial control committee, general control of State Property and Land Affairs) in a simplified form, easily accessible and understandable by citizens, so that citizens get involved in the accountability system.
Preparing this report will finally require the adoption of a pre-set standards and procedures to ensure quality and efficiency.
Responsible Institution(s): The High Committee for Administrative and Financial Control
Supporting Institution(s): High Committee of Public Service Control, General Financial Control Committee, General Control of State Property and Land Affairs.
Start Date: July 2014 End Date: December 2015
16: Public procurement and audit results report
Commitment Text: Publication of reports related to attribution and execution of public procurement elaborated by the national assembly of public demand taking into consideration audit reports submitted to the president of the republic, the president of the government and to chamber of deputies.
Responsible Institution(s): Presidency of the Government (the National Assembly of Public Demand)
Start Date: July2014 End Date: June 2016
17: Procurement audit reports recommendations
Commitment Text: Implementation of a system allowing clustering, follow up and publication of recommendations included in the audit reports of public procurements elaborated by the committee of audit and control of public demand.
Responsible Institution(s): Presidency of the Government (High Committee of Public Demand)
Start Date: July 2014 End Date: June 2016
This cluster of commitments sought to publish reports produced by several state auditing agencies (the High Committee of Public Service Control, the General Financial Control Committee, the General Control of State Property and Land Affairs, the National Assembly of Public Demand, and the Committee of Audit and Control of Public Demand) in a format that is accessible and understandable to users who might not have a background in audits.
Commitment 3 – Limited: A multi-stakeholder task force was assembled under the supervision of the High Authority for Administrative and Financial Control (HCCAF) to discuss the structure, content, and writing style of the reports and their compliance with international reporting standards.
Commitment 16 – Not Started: According to the government’s self-assessment, no effort had been made to publish audit results.
Commitment 17 – Not Started: The government’s self-assessment report also points out that there was no progress on publishing recommendations related to public procurement.
For more information, please see the 2014-2015 IRM Midterm Progress Report.[Note 13: OGP, Tunisia IRM Midterm Progress Report 2014-15 http://www.opengovpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2001/01/Tunisia2014-15_IRM%20Progress%20Report_Eng.pdf.]
End of term: Limited
Interviews conducted by the IRM researcher with the government and CSOs, including IACE (InstitutArabe des Chefs d’Entreprise) and e-Gov Society, revealed that no further progress had been made on the implementation of the three commitments. The multi-stakeholder taskforce did not finish drafting the executive text that was to organise the publication of the reports.[Note 14: High Commision for Administrative Control and Finance on Publication Oversight Reports, 14 December 2016, http://bit.ly/2pQNxAr.
] No clear reasons were given for the delay.
Did it open government?
Access to information: Did not change
Public accountability: Did not change
The publication of annual audits and public procurement audit reports could foster public access to information on government spending and, ultimately, enhance the accountability of public officials. Since none of the audit reports were made available at the end of the action plan, these commitments have not led to any changes in government practice regarding access to information or public accountability.
These commitments were not carried forward to the 2016-2018 action plan. However, given the importance of transparency in public spending, the IRM researcher recommends taking the necessary actions to ensure the publication of annual audit reports and public procurement audit documentation. In addition, the government could lower the risk of corruption in public procurement by creating a mechanism to allow contract bidders to report on irregularities in the procurement process. Finally, the government could develop tools in collaboration with watchdog groups to facilitate the analysis of procurement data.
Right to Information
TN0036, 2018, Capacity Building
Open Data Framework
TN0037, 2018, Capacity Building
Access to Geographic Information
TN0038, 2018, E-Government
Open Transport Data
TN0039, 2018, E-Government
Improve Water Resource Governance
TN0040, 2018, E-Government
TN0041, 2018, Capacity Building
Open Contracting in Hydrocarbons
TN0042, 2018, Capacity Building
TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption Institutions
TN0044, 2018, Audits and Controls
TN0045, 2018, Marginalized Communities
Implement Initiatives to Apply the OGP at the Local Level
TN0046, 2018, E-Government
Online Administrative Services
TN0047, 2018, Capacity Building
Access to Civil Service
TN0048, 2018, Capacity Building
Joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative "EITI"
TN0021, 2016, Capacity Building
Modernizing the Regulatory Framework to Enforce The Right To Access to Information
TN0022, 2016, Capacity Building
The Completion of the Legal and Regulatory Framework of Open Data at the National Level
TN0023, 2016, Capacity Building
Improve the Transparency and Local Gov Openness
TN0024, 2016, Capacity Building
Enhance the Transparency in the Cultural Sector : “Open Culture”
TN0025, 2016, Capacity Building
Enhance the Transparency in the Environment and Sustainable Development Sector
TN0026, 2016, Aid
Enhancing Transparency in the Transport Sector
TN0027, 2016, Capacity Building
Promoting Financial and Fiscal Transparency
TN0028, 2016, Fiscal Transparency
Elaborating a Legal Framework for Citizen’S Petitions
TN0029, 2016, Capacity Building
Developing an Integrated Electronic Civil Petition and Corruption Reporting Platform
TN0030, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Developing New Mechanisms to Promote Interaction with the Youth and Enable Them to Pursue Dialogue About Public Policies
TN0031, 2016, Capacity Building
Adopting the Corporate Governance Referential on the Sectoral Level
TN0032, 2016, Capacity Building
Developing Mobile Applications Which Could Be Downloaded on the Mobile Phone to Reinforce Transparency of Government Activities and Participatory Approach
TN0033, 2016, Capacity Building
Enhancing Access to the Archive
TN0034, 2016, Capacity Building
The Development of an Electronic Mechanism to Ensure Transparency of Public Servants Recruitment
TN0035, 2016, Capacity Building
Strengthening Legal Framework for Corruption Fight
TN0001, 2014, Anti-Corruption Institutions
Developing an Integrated Electronic Civil Petition and Corruption Reporting Platform
TN0002, 2014, E-Government
Publishing an Annual Report on Audit Activities in Public Sector
TN0003, 2014, Audits and Controls
Review of the Legal Framework of Personal Data Protection and Ensuring Conformity with Article 24 of Tunisian Constitution
TN0004, 2014, Human Rights
Developing an Open Data Portal
TN0005, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport
Preparing a National Corporate Governance Repository
TN0006, 2014, E-Government
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
Simplifying Administrative Procedures
TN0008, 2014, E-Government
Develop a Number of Administrative Services On-Line
TN0009, 2014, E-Government
Enhancing People Participation in the Decision-Making Process
TN0010, 2014, E-Government
Capacity-Building of Civil Servants and Citizens in the Area of Open Governance
TN0011, 2014, Capacity Building
Creation of a Structure Specialized in Training in the Governance Area
TN0012, 2014, Capacity Building
Publication of Budget Reports
TN0013, 2014, Audits and Controls
Development of the Open Budget System
TN0014, 2014, Fiscal Transparency
Use of the Data Extracted from the Application Dedicated to Budget Management (Adeb) in Public Sector
TN0015, 2014, E-Government
Publication of Reports Related to Attribution and Execution of Public Procurement and Audit Results
TN0016, 2014, Audits and Controls
Publication of Recommandations Included in Audit Reports of Public Procurement
TN0017, 2014, Audits and Controls
Development of an "Open Data" Platform Dedicated to Information Dealing with Oil and Mine Sector Investment
TN0018, 2014, Extractive Industries
Improve Transparency in the Area of Infrastructure Projects
TN0019, 2014, Infrastructure & Transport
Devoting Transparency in the Environment Field
TN0020, 2014, E-Government