Category: Publications

Policy Paper: Improving Youth Representation Within Political Parties in Tunisia

Written by Fares Ben Terzi Executive Summary One of the most important elements of democracy is political participation, especially that of youth. The involvement of young people in the political process is of great importance, as demonstrated by the deep political developments in Tunisia after the revolution to which the youth have contributed a great

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.

Policy Paper: How to Make Local Government in Tunisia More Accountable

How to Make Local Government in Tunisia more Accountable Participatory Democracy and Open Governance in the new Tunisian Constitution Intissar Kherigi, Jasmine Foundation    Article 139: “Local authorities shall adopt the mechanisms of participatory democracy and the principles of open governance to ensure broader participation by citizens and civil society in the preparation of development

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

Seminar Report: Towards an Effective Tripartite Partnership

At a glance In the context of its NED-funded program « Tunisia Policy Shapers », JFRC organized on 18 April 2015 at Ramada Plaza hotel a seminar on the policies related to the tripartite partnership between the public sector, private sector and civil society in constructing public policies. The panel discussing the topic was made

Decentralization: How can we make Local Governments Accountable?

Friday, June 12th, 2015 at Ramada Plaza – Gammarth Intissar Kherigi, Programmes Director at Jasmine Foundation As part of Jasmine Foundation’s third annual conference on « Participatory Governance in the Context of Democratic Transition in Tunisia: Roles and Tools », I organized a roundtable entitled « Decentralization: Accountability of local governments » on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at Ramada

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

The First English Translation of the Tunisian Constitution by Jasmine Foundation

Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication is pleased to present the first unofficial English translation of the new Tunisian constitution. Please don’t hesitate to comment and make suggestions. Click the link below to download the PDF version. The First English Translation of the Tunisian Constitution.PDF  Jasmine Foundation has been providing a daily follow-up of the