Tunisia: Improving Records Management through IT Solutions

NCSC is working with Tunisian courts to introduce innovative IT solutions to improve the efficiency and integrity of case and records management. Under the Program to Improve Court Administration in Tunisia, funded by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), NCSC has supported the development, testing, and validation of a custom-made application to manage archived records and track the location and status of individual case files. The application has been tested in two of the program’s Model Courts and will be rolled out to other Model Courts in the fall.

Under the Program to Empower the Financial Judicial Pole, funded by the U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), NCSC is testing a custom-made case management application that will enable investigative judges and prosecutors to track case intake and disposition, case status, and disaggregated statistics. The application will also enable magistrates and clerks to track case status and file location and increase the integrity of statistical data.

To ensure these applications contribute to gains in efficiency and integrity, NCSC is providing IT skills training to clerks in participating courts. To date, more than 300 clerks in nine courts have received training.

NCSC is present in Tunisia as the U.S. Department of State’s implementing partner for two programs funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).