Tunisia continues to be the regional leader in god governance, but a laggard in its income group. Over the last ten years it has progressed lest than expected, in particular on the Arab Spring agenda of administrative simplicity, soft formalization policies and fiscal transparency. It even regressed on judicial independence. Its main progress was in the area of e-government and e-participation and its main assets remain a free press and a highly educated and committed civil society. Tunisia needs to tackle directly (and get support for) the reduction of legal rent granting privileges and the broad opening of access opportunities rather than to embark in the adoption of more standard anticorruption repertory tools which will remain unimplemented.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years