A strong corporate governance framework is essential for MENA economies as they strive to boost economic growth, strengthen competitiveness and build prosperous societies. The G20/OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises are a reference in order to build such a framework.
This brochure provides an overview of the project “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption in Tunisia”, its objectives, main achievements and the way forward. With the financial support of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK, the OECD is implementing this project in coordination with its Tunisian counterparts over a period of 3 years, from 2017 until 2020.
This report analyses legal and institutional frameworks, public policies and open government practices in Tunisia at the local level. It is based on three pilot municipalities - La Marsa, Sayada and Sfax. The report proposes recommendations to help the central government create an enabling environment for open government at the local level. It also provides support for the efforts of these municipalities and those of civil society to establish new mechanisms for participation, transparency and accountability.
The Programme supports efforts to boost the quality and quantity of investment to and within the Mediterranean region. Working in partnership with governments and institutions, it engages in regional and national actions to create more robust and coherent investment policies and strategies, including:
- modernising investment policies
- promoting inclusive investment strategies
- increasing the region’s investment promotion capacities
- building institutional capacity through peer learning
- promoting networking between investment promotion agencies
- enhancing public-private dialogue for more inclusive policy making
- engaging the business sector responsibly
The MENA-OECD Governance Programme is a strategic partnership between MENA and OECD countries to share knowledge and expertise, with a view of disseminating standards and principles of good governance that support the ongoing process of reform in the MENA region. The MENA-OECD Governance Programme closely co-operates with national institutions, regional and international organisations, universities, bilateral donor agencies, and representatives of the civil society.
The current global political and economic setting is complex and fast-changing, with society transforming in ways that challenge existing views about the world and how it is governed. Technology is disrupting the status quo and creating a future of unknowns. Meanwhile, globalism has accelerated and a backlash has formed as a result of growing economic inequalities. Gender equality remains an uphill battle, conflict is forcing record numbers from their homes, trust in government is near record lows, and climate change and job automation crises are fast approaching.