Category: Public Policies

Seminar: Managing the religious sphere in Tunisia

During his twenty-three years in power, Ben Ali’s regime has sought to tighten his control on the religious sphere, whether through increasing of security surveillance on mosques or through directly appointing imams and preachers or by controlling the religious discourse. But the eruption of the revolution in 2010-2011 contributed to the weakening of the state

Advocacy training for young entrepreneurs

Jasmine Foundation organized a training workshop for a number of entrepreneurs from Ariana, Kairouan and Medenine on the techniques of advocacy. The training took place at the Mechtel Hotel in Tunis on the 8th the 9th May . This activity is organised as part of the project Ryada “Preparing Entrepreneurs to Lead” which marks the

TADBIR: Project overview

In partnership with POMED Project Overview In 2016 Jasmine Foundation launched its new project “Tadbir” in partnership with POMED. Tadbir, which is the Arabic word for “Administration”, is a real research lab that works on the analysis and evaluation of the public policies to better understand and respond social changes in Tunisia. Tadbir is mainly

Tunisia Policy Shapers

In partnership with The National Endowment for Democracy Project context: In the democratic countries, the civil society contributes to the decision-making process along with government agencies, research centers and expert committees, which allow to focus on the urgent issues experienced by the citizens that may be overlooked by the decision makers because of electoral priorities

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