Tunisia’s decentralization process has tremendous potential. Yet the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.
Tunisia’s first ever democratic local elections in May are a crucial step in the country’s efforts to devolve power from the national to the local level.
Tunisia’s local elections reflected public discontent, but were also an accomplishment.
Four experts examine the implications Tunisia’s first free and fair local elections may have for political parties, security forces, decentralization, and the democratic transition.
Please join Carnegie for a conference on the changing political, socioeconomic, and security dynamics within the Maghreb-Sahel region.
A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
Ennahdha’s decision to align with Nidaa has been politically more harmful than helpful, with many Tunisians unsure of what the party stands for.
In Sidi Bouzid and Siliana, Tunisians hope that upcoming municipal elections will inject new life into a marginalized periphery.
Tunisia’s strong, secular education system and diverse school curriculums have fostered openness, critical thinking, and debate—something the country’s neighbors can learn from.
Although Maghreb states have tended to pursue border security unilaterally, increased transnational coordination at the local level offers a more sustainable approach.