Tunisia as a Pathfinder for Peace, Justice and Inclusion: Progress, challenges and contributions to solutions

Tunisia has made exceptional progress in democratic transition in the eight years since the Jasmine Revolution. Its transition is not complete, and 2019 is an important electoral year when continued national efforts and international support will be needed. But in comparison to other democratic and post-conflict countries, gains in peaceful political inclusion and some aspects of governance have been remarkably fast and comprehensive. Indeed, the transition made in voice and accountability is on track to be the fastest in history and some other governance markers are not far behind. 

NYU CIC Tunisia country visit, 2018. Photo credit: NYU Center on International Cooperation

Tunisia has important positive lessons on solutions to contribute to other Pathfinder countries in political inclusion, gender equality, voice and accountability, and aspects of justice reform. It has launched innovative programs to support youth entrepreneurship. It also faces challenges common to other members in on-going reforms: including the politics of pro-equity fiscal reform; youth employment; bridging with populations in lagging regions; and broader administrative reform to improve citizen security, access to justice and government effectiveness.

This analysis is a result of the Pathfinders mission on Peace, Justice, Inclusion and Inequality, during December 2018 and lays out some ideas to frame the progress made in Tunisia and the challenges remaining.

[ Read the full analysis: Tunisia as a Pathfinder for Peace, Justice and Inclusion ]

This analysis is a result of the Pathfinders mission on Peace, Justice, Inclusion and Inequality during December 2018 and lays out some ideas to frame the progress made in Tunisia and the challenges remaining. More information about the Pathfinders Grand Challenge on Inequality & Exclusion initiative can be found here.

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May 31, 2019
Sarah Cliffe, Harshani Dharmadasa, Paul Von Chamier