In the wake of the revolution, Tunisian society is currently undergoing a significant transformation. In late 2011, the country's first representative government in more than three decades was formed, as the Constituent Assembly was seated. Hundreds of legitimate candidates ran in an election that was free, fair, and enjoyed nearly 90 percent participation by eligible voters.
The primary focus of this book is on a specific outcome of the rule of law: the practical enforcement of laws and policies, and the determinants of this enforcement, or lack thereof. Are there significant and persistent differences in implementation across countries? Why are some laws and policies more systematically enforced than others? Are “good” laws likely to be enacted, and if not, what stands in the way? We answer these questions using a theoretical framework and detailed empirical data and illustrate with case studies from Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.
Date : 27 Septembre 2017
Source : Farmlandgrab
Le ministre de l'Agriculture, des ressources hydrauliques et de la pêche, Samir Taieb, a fait savoir, hier, mardi 26 septembre 2017, que l’Etat a récupéré 90 mille hectares de terres agricoles domaniales et que son département prévoit la distribution de 20 fermes dans les gouvernorats de Siliana, El Kef, Jendouba et Kasserine.
Date: 16 août 2017
Source: Jeune Afrique
La responsabilité de la Tunisie dans l’expropriation illégale du groupe ABCI, qui était actionnaire majoritaire de la Banque franco-tunisienne (BFT), ayant été confirmée le 17 juillet par un tribunal international, les avocats représentant le gouvernement cherchent désormais à éviter le versement d'une amende qui plomberait le budget de l'État.
This paper assesses the economic value ofchanges in the attributes of farmers’ irrigation waterproperty rights in Tunisia. Changes on attributesgenerated by the transfer process of the property rightsfrom the collective to the individual level in addition tochanges in “constitutional” attributes were integratedinto three scenarios. The valuation was conducted usingthe Contingent Valuation Method through the elicitationof individuals’ willingness to pay. Results show positivewillingness to pay values for all scenarios.
The impact of land use changes on sustainable development is of increasing interest in many regions of the world. This study aimed to test the transferability of the Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment (FoPIA), which was originally developed in the European context, to developing countries, in which lack of data often prevents the use of data-driven impact assessment methods. The core aspect of FoPIA is the stakeholder-based assessment of alternative land use scenarios.
This article analyzes the efficiency of Water Users Associations (WUA) in the Cap Bon region(Tunisia) and studies its main determinants. The analysis is performed in two stages. First, theefficiency is measured via the nonparametric “Data Envelopment Analysis” (DEA) technique. TheDEA models are constructed not only to assess the overall WUA efficiency but also to evaluate themanagement and engineering sub-vectors efficiencies separately through a mathematical modificationin the initial DEA model. In a second stage critical determinants of efficiency are determined using aTobit model.
Problems of unsustainable watershed use in the Mediterranean areas (overgrazing, forest degradation and clearing, soil erosion, fires, etc.) often result from the reduced profitability of traditional land use systems, lack of clearly defined property rights, insufficient enforcement of existing rules, and lack of adequate economic instruments.