Category: Public Policies

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

The young shapers of Tunisia’s future: interview with Wala Kasmi, President of “Youth Decides”

JasmineFoundation – I firstly met her at JF Annual Conference last June as she contributed to the panel on the emerging tools of participatory democracy. She struck me with her straightforward thinking, eloquent speech, commanding charisma and outstanding public speaking skills. But perhaps more importantly, what really stood out for me was her clear vision

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

Roundtable: Promoting Start-Ups to Foster Employment

On Friday, 12 June 2015, The Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication (JFRC) organized a roundtable on the importance of promoting startups to foster employment, at Ramada Plaza Hotel, Gammarth, Tunis. Representatives from the government and the parliament, the private sector and the civil society were present and took part in the discussions and proceedings