Tunisia’s new interim government, led by caretaker Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa, was sworn in on January 29, 2014. His appointment and subsequent nomination of a new government has underscored the recent consensus in what was previously a divided and stalled national dialogue. Tunisia’s three-year democratic transition is now nearing definitive elections and has the guidance of a new constitution.

Amid these changes, I WATCH, a Tunisian civil society organization committed to fighting corruption and promoting transparency, created the Jomaa Meter to track the caretaker PM’s promises and follow-through. Since taking office, Jomaa has announced 32 promises covering three main themes – economy, security and elections – that the Jomaa Meter lists in terms of Achieved, In Progress, and Not Achieved. Via the website, Tunisians can monitor the new government’s performance regarding preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections, national security – including the investigation into Belaid and Brahmi’s assassinations – as well as economic stability and growth.

I WATCH was inspired by the Egyptian Morsi Meter, created by Abbas Adel Ibrahim to monitor President Morsi’s commitments during his first 100 days ioffice. Ibrahim collaborated with I WATCH to create the Jomaa Meter, and it has already gone viral before the website’s official launch. While some promises listed on the site are general, such as “fight poverty” and “fight the deterioration of the financial situation”, others such as “review contracts for natural resources” can be more specifically tracked in the media’s coverage of the caretaker government.

During I WATCH’s press conference, held on February 6 to officially launch the website, I WATCH’s co-founder Mouheb Garoui recognized that some of the promises were vaguely worded but that the platform would track exactly what Jomaa has stated in order to accurately portray his commitments. I WATCH will track the government’s progress by communicating directly with the presidency of the government office for official and updated information. If it is not possible to procure progress updates from the government, I WATCH will consult with trusted media sources and civil society organizations. Stay tuned for the Jomaa Meter’s account of this interim government’s path to Tunisia’s long-awaited democratic elections.