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Tunisia

youth participation (TN0045)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Local affairs and Environment CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups - Tunisian Institute for Democracy and Development

Policy Areas

Marginalized Communities, Public Participation, Subnational

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

Developing new mechanisms to promote interaction with the youth and enable them to pursue dialogue about public policies
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs
Commitment description
In order to further activate youth participation in public affairs, and given the existence of several issues that threaten this category, such as illegal immigration, terrorism, addiction and other social deviances and threats, this commitment aims to create frameworks for dialogue. These frameworks aim to enable young people to express their opinions, concerns, and ideas freely and transparently as well as to influence decision-makers to carry out reforms intended to solve these problems. Therefore, the purpose is to complete the commitment drafted in the 2nd OGP action plan by implementing the following actions :
- Co-creation (Government/CSO) of local councils for youth which must include representatives of civil society and public authorities with a significant presence for the young people;
Developing an e-platform allowing youth to provide feedback on the delivery of selected public services and that requires the responsible public structures to respond and address the issues raised.
Problem/Background
- Limited frameworks provided for dialogue and listening to youth concerns;
- Reluctance of young people to participate in public affairs and decline of trust in State institutions, especially in terms of ability to respond to youth aspirations and to take into consideration their proposals and ideas within the framework of addressing issues of concern to youth.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
• This commitment will enable the establishment of frameworks to include young people across the regions of Tunisia and allow them to express their opinions, concerns and submit their vision on issues that concern them, as well as providing guarantees to take into account their proposals and ideas in decision-making processes and the drafting of public policies.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Promoting youth capacities to monitor public affairs and contribute to change and to positively influence decision makers in order to harmonize their decisions with youth needs;
- Establishing a relationship based on trust and responsibility between young people and authorities, as well as transforming anger that can negatively affect the youth to a positive energy that could be employed to achieve useful projects that benefit these young people and their regions.
Relevance with OGP values
Participation: these mechanisms including the local councils and e-plat- form for youth participation will enable youths to present new ideas and proposals about several topics and issues that may concern them or their regions;
Accountability: Monitor concerned authorities, namely at the local level and hold them accountable regarding the drafting and implementation of public policies.Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Source of funding: Budget of the Ministry/World Bank/UNESCO
Steps and execution agenda
Beginning of October 2018
End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
1. Mr. Kamel El Arbi
2. Mrs. Imen Bel Hadi
Title and Department
1. Director General of Youth at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs
2. Director General of the National Youth Observatory
E-mail address
1. kamelarbi64@gmail.com
2. belhadimen@gmail.com

Other Actors involved
State actors involved
- Ministry of Local affairs and Environment
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups
- Tunisian Institute for Democracy and Development


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