Tunisia: UN e-government prize, first country in Africa


(ANSAmed) – TUNIS – Tunisia has won the United Nation’s prize for the best administrative e-services in 2014.

The country ranked second in terms of the online participation of citizens, under the UN 2014 e-government survey. ”This prize recognizes national efforts in this field”, the secretary of State for public administration, Anouar Ben Khalifa, told a press conference. He added that, ”this prize will contribute to improve the business climate and will be able to attract foreign investments”.

The Tunisian administration also has major projects in Open Gov and administrative transparency with growing interest in the public opinion.

Access to administrative acts and information can improve the quality of public services. During the presentation of Tunisia’s Open Gov strategy over the next four years, the secretary of state also announced an online platform to propose lawsuits and denounce corruption cases. This will make it easier for citizens to file suits and follow their outcome online in real time.