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Implement Initiatives to Apply the OGP at the Local Level (TN0046)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Tunisia Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Municipalities involved within the OGP initiative in cooperation with the civil society coalition for Tunisia’s OGP program

Support Institution(s): Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment

Policy Areas

E-Government, OGP, 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

Implement initiatives to apply the OGP at the local level
Beginning of October 2018 – End of August 2020
Lead implementing agency/actor
Municipalities involved within the OGP initiative in cooperation with the civil society coalition for Tunisia’s OGP program
Commitment description
This commitment comes within the framework of the exercise of local governance, which has become possible thanks to the several articles in the 2014 Constitution that promote this approach, as well as the provisions related to the transparency and open government included in the Code on Local Authorities adopted on May 2018. This commitment aims to establish initiatives on open government at the level of ten (10) municipalities, in a similar fashion to the OGP initiative launched at the national level, through adopting the same participatory approach. The specificity of this initiative is its potential to enable municipalities to develop commitments more in line with the region's characteristics and requirements, as well as rendering the administration more accessible to citizens by involving them in defining commitments and following up their implementation. This will occur through regular meetings of a joint committee comprising of representatives of the administration at the municipality level and representatives of the region's residents.
Moreover, a communication action plan will be established to further disseminate information about initiatives that will be implemented within the framework of this commitment, in addition to involving all active government and civil society stakeholders.
Problem/Background
The OGP action plans have often focused on reforms at the national and sectorial levels in addition to some fields related to the open government concept. However, it was not possible to achieve reforms in line with specific needs and basic requirements of each region.
Thus, this commitment is intended to establish reform goals that are sensi- tive to the characteristics of various regions, while being in accordance with national strategic visions in the related fields and also drawing on international best practices.
Identification of commitment objectives/expected results
Develop a comprehensive action plan comprising region-specific reforms and enables the implementation of projects that contribute to achieving development and improving services provided to citizens. It should be noted that these reforms should be based on key OGP principles, particular- ly transparency, participation, and accountability, while employing ICT to promote these principles.
How will the commitment contribute to solve the public problem?
- Implement projects and initiatives serving the region and having a positive and direct impact on citizens' life;
- Approximate the open government concept to citizens and enable them to contribute to embedding this concept in their respective regions. This will improve the quality of services and contribute to building solid foundations to ensure good governance of public affairs at the local administration level.
Relevance with OGP values
This commitment is relevant with all main OGP's main axes considering that local action plans will focus on commitments that concern all OGP axes. Moreover, this commitment has been included in the participation and local governance chapter as it aims at providing further freedom and independence for municipalities and citizens at the local level to draw their programs and visions for enhancing the open government and its princi- ples. Source of funding/
Relation with other programs and policies
Source of funding: World Bank / Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Steps and execution agenda
Beginning of October 2018
End of October 2018
Contact Information
Name of the responsible person from implementing agency
1. Mrs. Aicha Karafi
2. Mrs. Asma Cherifi
Title and Department
1. Tunisian Association of local governance
2. TACID Network
E-mail address
1. presidente.atgl.tunis@gmail.com
2. tacid.network@gmail.com

Other Actors involved
State actors involved
- Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment
CSOs, private sector, multilaterals, working groups


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