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Publication of Recommandations Included in Audit Reports of Public Procurement (TN0017)



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

Action Plan Cycle: 2014

Status: Inactive


Lead Institution: Presidency of the government (High Committee of Public Demand)

Support Institution(s): NA

Policy Areas

Anti-Corruption, Audits, E-Government, Public Procurement

IRM Review

IRM Report: Tunisia End-of-Term Report 2014-2016, Tunisia IRM Progress Report 2014-2015

Starred: No

Early Results: Did Not Change

Design i

Verifiable: No

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Public Accountability

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



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

Commitment aim

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]

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,

] 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.

Carried forward?

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.


  1. Right to Information

    TN0036, 2018, Access to Information

  2. Open Data Framework

    TN0037, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Access to Geographic Information

    TN0038, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Open Transport Data

    TN0039, 2018, Access to Information

  5. Improve Water Resource Governance

    TN0040, 2018, E-Government

  6. Join EITI

    TN0041, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  7. Open Contracting in Hydrocarbons

    TN0042, 2018, Access to Information

  8. Anti-Corruption Framework

    TN0043, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  9. Participatory Budgeting

    TN0044, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  10. Youth Participation

    TN0045, 2018, Local Commitments

  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, Anti-Corruption

  15. Modernizing the Regulatory Framework to Enforce The Right To Access to Information

    TN0022, 2016, Access to Information

  16. The Completion of the Legal and Regulatory Framework of Open Data at the National Level

    TN0023, 2016, Access to Information

  17. Improve the Transparency and Local Gov Openness

    TN0024, 2016, Access to Information

  18. Enhance the Transparency in the Cultural Sector : “Open Culture”

    TN0025, 2016, Access to Information

  19. Enhance the Transparency in the Environment and Sustainable Development Sector

    TN0026, 2016, Access to Information

  20. Enhancing Transparency in the Transport Sector

    TN0027, 2016, Access to Information

  21. Promoting Financial and Fiscal Transparency

    TN0028, 2016, Fiscal Openness

  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

  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

  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, Anti-Corruption

  32. Review of the Legal Framework of Personal Data Protection and Ensuring Conformity with Article 24 of Tunisian Constitution

    TN0004, 2014, Access to Information

  33. Developing an Open Data Portal

    TN0005, 2014, Access to Information

  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, Anti-Corruption

  42. Development of the Open Budget System

    TN0014, 2014, Fiscal Openness

  43. Use of the Data Extracted from the Application Dedicated to Budget Management (Adeb) in Public Sector

    TN0015, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  44. Publication of Reports Related to Attribution and Execution of Public Procurement and Audit Results

    TN0016, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  45. Publication of Recommandations Included in Audit Reports of Public Procurement

    TN0017, 2014, Anti-Corruption

  46. Development of an "Open Data" Platform Dedicated to Information Dealing with Oil and Mine Sector Investment

    TN0018, 2014, Access to Information

  47. Improve Transparency in the Area of Infrastructure Projects

    TN0019, 2014, Access to Information

  48. Devoting Transparency in the Environment Field

    TN0020, 2014, Access to Information

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