Open Budget Index: Tunisia ranks 70th | Tunisia News Gazette

Open Budget Index: Tunisia ranks 70th

Tunisia ranked 70th out of 115 countries in the Open Budget Index, compiled every two years by the International Budget Partnership (IBP), as part of its research programme, in collaboration with the Department of Studies and Documentation of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT).

Tunisia recorded 39 points and moved down 4 spots compared to 2015 results.

It ranked fourth among Arab countries, after Jordan, Morocco and Egypt while it was in the second place in 2015.

The calculation of the Open Budget Index is based on a set of quantitative criteria established in the light of international standards in the field, including those by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Fiscal Transparency and the World Bank.

It measures whether governments in 115 countries produce and make publicly available online and in a timely manner eight key budget documents recommended by international good practices.

It also examines formal oversight institutions and opportunities for public participation in national budget decision making.

The reports’ results on Tunisia made recommendations including presenting more information on the draft budget law, providing more details on the detailed composition of expenditures and resources, as well as qualitative data and how to bring the features of the budget closer to government policies and the establishment of innovative model mechanisms (social audit / citizenship), allowing citizens to exchange their views with government officials on budgeting and monitoring.

Source: TAP News Agency

تدفق التسلسل المستهدف الجديد يجمع بين المحتوى المثبت مسبقا والتخصيص السهل وأدوات التحليل الجديدة لتسريع
Speaker of the House of People's Representatives (HPR) Mohamed Enaceur met Wednesday separately with Education
Women, Family and Childhood Affairs Minister Neziha Laabidi announced on Wednesday the launch of the
An environmental project "Plastic Busters MPAs: Preserving biodiversity from plastics in Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas
A draft law on crowdfunding will be tabled to the House of People's Representatives (HPR)