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

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

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

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