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Open Data Framework (TN0037)



Action Plan: Tunisia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: E-Government Unit at the Presidency of the Government

Support Institution(s): CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups - Cartographie Citoyenne; - Tunisian Association of Public Auditors; - Tunisian Association of Local Governance.

Policy Areas

Access to Information, Capacity Building, E-Government, Legislation & Regulation, Open Data, Open Parliaments, Regulatory Governance

IRM Review

IRM Report: Tunisia Design Report 2018-2020

Starred: No

Early Results: Marginal

Design i

Verifiable: Yes

Relevant to OGP Values: Access to Information , Civic Participation

Potential Impact:

Implementation i



Establish and implement the legal and regulatory framework to facilitates the public data opening up
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
E-Government Unit at the Presidency of the Government
Commitment description
This commitment will enable the establishment of several organizational and practical foundations which provide additional and necessary support for the opening up of public data. This is in view of the importance of this process in entrenching the principles of transparency, reinforcing participatory approach, and promoting integrity in the public sector, in addition to the role of open data in encouraging innovation and technological research. These actions are.
- Issuing a regulatory text that organizes the opening up of public data in Tunisia and clarifies the technical and organizational specifications to be adopted;
- Continuing the implementation of the public data inventory project with the establishment of a preliminary list of public data that will be identified according to a participatory approach, to be published during the first year of implementation of the 3rd OGP action plan for the benefit of several sectors;
- Developing and executing an open data training program for the benefit of various civil servants categories.
Absence of a legal framework that regulates the opening-up process of public data within public institutions and identifies the shared technical frameworks that can be adopted. In addition, the administration is facing difficulties in the inventory of documents and data that can be published as open data and those that could not be published according the law on access to information.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
- Establishing a legal framework which identifies the responsible parties for executing the program within the administration and its relationship with the rest of officials;
- Identifying references and standards to be adopted in this field;
- Capacity building of officials within public institutions to be able to
engage in the open data program;
- Creating synergies and cooperation between administration and civil
society to further open data and promote its re-use.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Establishing a legal and organizational frameworks enabling officials and others actors involved in this field to prepare and open the publi data;
- Anchoring a new culture within the administration based on the principles of openness, transparency and cooperation;
- Achieving the expected added value of public data opening and presenting cases of data re-use.
Relevance with OGP values
- Transparency and openness: this commitment will allow more information dissemination and improve the quality of access to information process.
- Public participation: publishing data in an open format enables the development of new mechanisms to follow up and control governmental action as it enables information analysis as well as interactive and simplified readings (data visualization) that help citizens to pursue the various issues of public affairs.
- Innovation and public services development: providing opportunity of the open data reuse to create added value and develop new services that facilitate citizens' administrative affairs. Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Source of funding: the World Bank / the French Development Agency (AFD)
Steps and execution agenda
Beginning of October 2018
End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
Mr. Khaled Sellami
Title and Department
General Manager of the E-Government Unit
E-mail address

Other Actors involved
State actors involved
Access to information Authority
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups
- Cartographie Citoyenne;
- Tunisian Association of Public
- Tunisian Association of Local


  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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