Category: Governance

The Role of Public Policy Research Institutions in Policymaking in Tunisia

Co-Authors: Intissar Kherigi, Programmes Director, Jasmine Foundation for Research Dr. Khalil Amiri, Vice-President, Arab Governance Institute, Tunisia Abstract: Policymaking in Tunisia has traditionally been a closed process under the tight control of central government. Following the 2011 revolution, the policymaking space is opening up, with greater input by representative institutions, civil society and the public.

Report on Jasmine Foundation Annual Conference 2015

Jasmine Foundation organized its third annual conference on June 11th and 12th 2015, around the theme of The Participatory Governance; at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Gammarth, Tunis. In her opening speech, Dr. Tesnim Chirchi, the executive director of Jasmine Foundation, elaborated that the choice of participatory governance as a theme for the third annual conference was

A Quick Guide to the ‎ Supplementary Budget Bill 2015 ‎

Jasmine foundation – Yesterday, 4 August, saw Prime Minister Habib Essid present the Supplementary Budget bill for 2015 to the Assembly of People’s Representatives for adoption. The head of government emphasized that the bill aims to address the “exceptional conditions” Tunisia is going through. The measures are primarily intended to guarantee the stability of public finances,

Draft Law on Access to Information – An Information Revolution or a Faltering Step in the Right Direction?

Jasmine Foundation – Open Government is gradually being adopted in Tunisia following the Revolution. Popular demands for greater government accountability led to the adoption of Decrees 41 and 54 in 2011 guaranteeing the right to access to information. The decrees outline procedures that allow any person to request to have access to the administrative documents

JF Briefing March 2015

[divider] Domestic Developments [divider] Supreme Judicial Council – Who’s in and who’s out? The Tunisian public has become accustomed to complex legal debates on its screens, with the constitution-writing process introducing us to new legal minutiae we would never have dreamed of being exposed to. However, the recent dispute over the formation of the Supreme

UNDP Discusses Parliamentary Oversight in Tunisia and the Role of Independent Constitutional Bodies (Part 1)

Since the Revolution, Tunisia has lived through a phase of institutional innovation, establishing a new set of institutions seeking to reflect the Revolution’s demands for accountability, justice and representation of the will of the people. The National Constituent Assembly elected on 23 October 2011 had the primary task of drafting a new constitution, but also

Energy Commission Rejects Renewal for British Gas

The Energy Commission of the National Constituent Assembly issued a decision on 5th June rejecting the proposed renewal of the Amilcar license for hydrocarbon exploration requested by British Gas. The rejection issued by the Commission is due to a number of violations of the legal regulatory framework for granting licenses, including the following: – The