For its democratic transition to survive, Tunisia must simultaneously address the kleptocracy of the previous regime and the emergence of widespread petty corruption.
Corruption is a destabilizing force in Tunisia, infecting all levels of its economy, security, and political system.
For Tunisia’s transition to remain on track, the country must address illicit enrichment more effectively.
Corruption in Tunisia is perceived to be even more pervasive today than under former president Zine el Abidine ben Ali, despite numerous legal measures and civil society initiatives working to fight it. Can Tunisia’s government and civil society win this fight?
Recent moves by the Tunisian government may signal a major backsliding in the country’s democratic development.
Tunisia’s cabinet reshuffle, Administrative Reconciliation Law, and election postponement are prompting fears of a return of the Ben Ali regime.
Lack of development and marginalization by the centralized government in Tunis have created intense resentment within the border regions.
Carnegie’s Tunisia Monitor project convened a day-long workshop in Tunis to discuss the issue of combating corruption in Tunisia.
The Carnegie Middle East program hosted Tunisian Member of Parliament Olfa Soukri Cherif to discuss Tunisia’s economic and political challenges.
The Kamour sit-in’s self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands—along with the government’s understanding and relative openness to dialogue—is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.