Category: Democracy

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

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

JF Briefing May 2015

[divider] Domestic Developments [divider] 100 days into the mandate of the new Tunisian government, and it seems the key word of the day is “challenges”.  On television and radio shows and discussions, we hear of the economic, social, political, security and regional challenges facing the government and the country. Prime Minister Habib Essid held a press conference

Are Tunisian Youth Really Uninterested in Public Affairs? These Five Youngsters Beg to Differ

Jasmine foundation – During the 5 days of the International Social Forum in Tunisia (March 24th – March 28th), the Jasmine Foundation for Research and Communication participated with a dedicated booth to present its previous work and ongoing projects to a vibrant and eager international audience, distribute its brochures and literature, and hopefully craft some

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