Groupe d'analyses et politiques économiques de Tunisie (GAPET)
Tunisia's recent political transformation has provided an opportunity to promote debate on key economic and development issues. This project will support the creation of an independent economic policy group: Groupe d'analyses et politiques économiques de Tunisie. The group will promote evidence-based policy and bridge economic research and policy by mobilizing resources, including seasoned researchers and credible knowledge, for better public policy on inclusive growth in Tunisia. Questions surrounding Tunisia's post-revolution transformation have centered on how to help the country make policy choices and undertake the reforms needed to respond to the revolution's objectives related to equity, youth inclusiveness, deprived regions, and access to quality jobs for young men and women. While this is a positive sign of the democratic transition, it has also demonstrated the lack of evidence-based debate, despite the existence of a strong cadre of researchers and economists. The absence of credible and independent economic policy centres or think tanks leaves a large gap in policy debates. Promoting effective reforms in Tunisia This project aims to promote evidence-based policies that support Tunisia's transformation. It will consolidate available data and research on inclusive growth in Tunisia and the Middle East and North Africa region. The economic policy group, Groupe d'analyses et politiques économiques de Tunisie, will bring together a select group of seasoned researchers who will produce and share policy-relevant material, plan and participate in policy debates and events, and reach out to policymakers and civil society groups. Their work will inform current policy debates and support inclusive, effective reforms in the country.