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Tunisia

Participatory Budgeting (TN0044)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Finance

Support Institution(s): Associations represented in the joint committee for financial transparency estab- lished in the Ministry of Finance

Policy Areas

Audits and Controls, Legislation & Regulation, Participation in Budget Processes, Public Participation

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

Applying a participatory approach in the State Budget drafting process
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Ministry of Finance
Commitment description
The participatory approach has become a working methodology allowing preparing and follow-up several public projects such as drafting the budget project by public institutions. Particularly the experience was adopted at the local level by several municipalities that elaborate their budgets based on periodic meetings arranged with citizens and civil society representatives to consult them about projects that could be included within the budget draft according to Article 29 of the code of local authorities. To further reinforce this participatory approach in the budget drafting process, this commitment aims at establishing new mechanisms to apply this concept and to render citizens an active partner in determining the main axes and general orientations of the state budget, from the launching of its preparation process.
Therefore, this commitment will enable the establishment of new mechanisms or the implementation of existing ones such as :
- Activating the work of the joint committee for financial transparency created at the Ministry of Finance
according the decision of Minister of Finance dated March 1st, 2013;
- Following-up the publication of the audit reports;
- Publication of the organic law on the budget.
Problem/Background
Existing mechanisms currently adopted in Tunisia to involve citizens in budget elaboration remain insufficient and limited. Thus, citizens and civil society still require other mechanisms to enable them to contribute to State budget drafting and to the establishment of visions and strategic focus of this budget from the beginning of the preparation process. Conse- quently, this commitment will enable the establishment of such mecha- nisms following a participatory approach and through activating the role of the joint committee for financial transparency created in 2013 at the Ministry of Finance. This committee will establish a new vision for the related field and support its implementation as an active partner, alongside relevant officials of the Ministry of Finance and other stakeholders.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
- Establishment of efficient mechanisms to draft the State budget according to a participatory approach.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Providing practical and easy mechanisms that allow citizens to submit proposals and ideas concerning the State budget and to monitor the budget drafting process.
Relevance with OGP values
Participation: providing a practical and effective framework for listening and exchange of ideas with citizens and civil society concerning the State budget as well as enhancing their capacities to determine options for potential inclusion in the budget. Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Source of funding: State Budget
Steps and execution agenda
Beginning of October 2018
End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
Mrs. Ibtissem Ben Algia
Title and Department
Director at the Ministry of Finance
E-mail address
Ibalgia@finances.tn

Other Actors involved
State actors involved
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups
Associations represented in the joint committee for financial transparency estab- lished in the Ministry of Finance


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