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Country profile: Tunisia

Overview of corruption and anti-corruption

There have been mixed results in the efforts of Tunisia’s legislative and institutional anti-corruption framework. Several independent bodies conceived in the wake of the revolution have yet to be established. In addition, several of those that have been established have insufficient resources to fully carry out their mandate. Nevertheless, significant asset recoveries from former regime leaders have been successful. Recently introduced legislation, such as whistleblower protection laws, are also positive steps. However, some government policies and legislation are viewed as contrary to the anti-corruption effort.

30 August 2018
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Country profile: Tunisia

Main points

  • Corruption is still prevalent in post revolution Tunisia, although said to be democratised rather than centred around a few key individuals.
  • Anti-corruption agencies have been established, but they lack the resources to effectively conduct their work.
  • Important laws on access to information and whistleblowers have recently been passed. The effectiveness of these laws is yet to be seen.

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Lee-Jones, K. (2018) Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Helpdesk Answer 2018:15)

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Krista Lee-Jones


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