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Tunisia

Join EITI (TN0041)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Support Institution(s): Access to Information Authority CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups - Natural Resource Governance Institute - Tunisian Coalition for Transparency in Energy and Mines - Tunisian Association of Development Law

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Extractive Industries, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery

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

Enhancing transparency in the extractive industries sector by joining the EITI initiative
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Commitment description
The extractive industries sector is considered one of the most strategic sectors and the highest level of interest from citizens and civil society organizations. These actors are exerting continued pressure to enhance sector transparency and enable access to information especially that related to production, collected resources, in addition to signed contracts and the companies benefiting from them.
Within the framework of enhancing the achieved initiatives in this sector, such as the open data portal for the energy and mines sector, Tunisia will also continue process of preparing to join the extractive industries transpar- ency initiative "EITI". Membership in this initiative represents an indication of Tunisia's completion of the required criteria on extractive industries transparency and its readiness to carry out continued reforms to ensure good governance of this sector and transparency promotion. This can be achieved through publishing all reports and required data, as well as helping build trust between all relevant stakeholders, which will improve the investment climate in the sector.
Therefore, several actions will be taken to allow Tunisia to join this initiative which are as follow:
- Completion of the selection of company representatives as well as government representatives in the
multi-stakeholder group;
- Supporting the multi-stakeholder group by preparing a study on the diagnosis of the governance system of
hydrocarbons and mining sectors;
- Developing an action plan for the multi-stakeholder group;
- Submitting a request to join the EITI initiative;
- Inter-communication between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry and Small and
Medium-Sized Enterprises:
- Capacity building of the multi-stakeholder group representatives.
Problem/Background
Despite the development of the open data portal for the energy and mining sector to enhance its transparency following the campaign "Where is petrol" which aimed to pressure officials in this sector to provide access to information on management of this wealth, citizens and civil society actors are still lacking access to information on natural resource governance. In this regard protest movements displayed that transparency can't be a unilateral act by the administration or a circumstantial act triggered resulting from a temporary campaign. Rather, it must be within a participa- tory framework gathering all actors involved in the sector such as govern- ment, companies and civil society, in order to define the governance system deficiencies and to make efforts to solve these issues together under a shared plan that will build trust between actors.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
- Promoting transparency in the energy and mining sector through publishing reports containing data and information about the energy and mining resources management within the framework of joining the EITI initiative;
- Creating and institutionalizing space for dialogue between the various actors. This will ensure dialogue is regular, sustainable and methodological;
- Solving issues and problems related to sector governance, including legal and institutional issues through a participatory approach. How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Enabling citizens and civil society components to access information and thus enhancing sector transparency and reducing criticisms and protests that this sector faced and that may lead to the disruption of production;
- Promoting sector integrity and fighting corruption through adopting a participatory approach to enhance the sector governance through establishing the multi-stakeholder group comprising various actors and having an important role in promoting integrity and transparen-
Relevance with OGP values
Transparency and openness: promoting access to information on energy and mining resource management through the publication of reports in the framework of joining the EITI initiative.
Participation: expanding the scope of actors involved in the sector gover- nance, particularly by relying on the multi stakeholder group. Accountability: Empowering citizens and civil society actors to monitor the energy and mines resource governance and therefore combat corrup- tion and hold perpetrators accountable.

Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Budget of the Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterpris- es / Natural Resource Governance Institute through building capacity of the multi-stakeholder group representatives and all other actors in the sector and providing the necessary technical support.
Steps and execution agenda
Beginning of October 2018

End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
Title and Department
Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
E-mail address
Other Actors involved
State actors involved
Access to Information Authority
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups
- Natural Resource Governance Institute - Tunisian Coalition for Transparency in
Energy and Mines
- Tunisian Association of Development Law


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