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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

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,

JF Briefing July 2015

[divider] Domestic News [divider] Tunisia adopts new Counter-Terrorism Law After a marathon three-day discussion, the Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a new Law to Combat Terrorism and Money Laundering, with 174 deputies voting for, 10 abstaining and 0 against. The new law replaces the Terrorism Law 2003 passed under the Ben Ali regime. The new law was

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