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Tunisia

Improve Water Resource Governance (TN0040)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Not Attached

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries

Support Institution(s): Access to Information Authority CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups - React Association, - “Dynamique autour de l’eau” Association, - Tunisian Association of Local Gover- nance, - Tunisian Association for Development and Training.

Policy Areas

E-Government, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Water and Sanitation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

mprove water resource governance
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries
Commitment description
Tunisia has faced major challenges in recent years in water resources, such as increased and excessive consump- tion, limited water quality in some areas, in addition to the world-wide decline of national water reserves. Given the strategic value of this wealth, this commitment aims to implement some projects that will contribute to enhancing water resource governance and encourage all actors involved in this field to implement initiatives to achieve this strategic goal through a participatory and open approach. Therefore, these projects are mainly:
- Publishing data that enable the monitoring of water consumption by sector (drinking water, agricultural field, industrial field, tourism ...) and by geographical distribution across the Tunisian territory.
- Developing an electronic platform to report violations and abuses related to the consumption or water resource management.
- Establishing and implementing a policy according to a participatory approach in order to rationalize distribution and consumption of water.
Moreover, this commitment relates to the sixth objective of the sustainable development goals "clean and healthy water, ensuring the abundance and sustainable water management and health for all".
Problem/Background
Information about the water wealth management and the water quality in Tunisia is highly limited. In addition, existing mechanisms do not allow for interaction between government actors in charge of this field, citizens, and all civil society actors. Also, due to continued depletion of the water reserves in Tunisia, coupled with increasing demand of all sectors, this field should have a priority to strength efforts to enhance water gover- nance transparency and adopt a participatory approach to achieve required reforms to govern this wealth.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
- Publishing information applying water resource management transparency, namely those regarding available water reserves, its geographical distribution, water quality indicators, current issues and decisions taken to solve them;
- Providing mechanisms allowing citizens and other civil society actors active in this field to contribute to public policies that will be aimed to govern this sector and establish tools to detect all violations and abuses related to it.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Information dissemination allows a clear and accurate diagnosis of major challenges and issues facing water wealth management, which would enable all stakeholders involved, governmental or non-governmental actors, to contribute and cooperate in finding solutions and achieving more effective results;
- Publishing information and adopting a participatory approach allows changing the relationship between the administration, citizens, and civil society while ensuring the commitment of each actor to upholding their responsibility and positive role on the governance of this sector.
Relevance with OGP values
- Transparency and openness: this commitment will enable more dissemination of information and improve the quality of the access to information process, in addition to the possibility of the reuse of these data to create added value. - Public participation : this commitment will allow the establishment of new mechanisms to enhance communication between administration, citizens, and civil society, while ensuring the commitment of each actor to upholding their responsibility and positive role in managing this sector.
Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Steps and execution agenda Beginning of October 2018
End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
Mr. Anis Mansour
Title and Department
Director at Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries (Gen- eral Directorate of Organization, informatics, documents management and documentation)
E-mail address
anis.mansour@iresa.agrinet.tn

Other Actors involved
State actors involved
Access to Information Authority
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups
- React Association,
- “Dynamique autour de l’eau” Association, - Tunisian Association of Local Gover- nance,
- Tunisian Association for Development and Training.


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