Enhancing Public Accountability and Trust in Tunisia

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Enhancing Public Accountability and Trust in Tunisia: Before the 2011 revolution, the Constitutional Democratic Rally (RCD) dominated Tunisia's political life allowing very few parties to exist, and outlawing many opposition parties. Now, new Tunisian political parties have become complex institutions that often face internal ideological rivalries, strategic differences, and leadership divisions. The post-revolution experience has demonstrated to Tunisians that good governance stems from compromise and the adoption of internal democratic principles. Political party leadership can no longer unilaterally make decisions in consultation with just a small cadre of elites, but are now obliged to include the views of all party members and the public. Parties need a unifying vision and strategy that involves addressing the power struggle between the old guard of pre-revolution party leaders and the new change-makers arising among youth and minorities across Tunisia. Experts suggest that Tunisian parties will need to undertake several strategic reforms to be successful, including resolving the dependency on single-personality politics; developing representative party platforms; and overcoming their ideological fragmentation and resistance to a new generation of leaders. Today, only a quarter of Tunisians believe that democracy is thriving in Tunisia and half believe that clear and responsive party platforms are crucial and often missing. Two-thirds of Tunisians do not identify with any political party, and as many as 80 percent do not trust any political party. Almost half of all Tunisians would like political party platforms to address economic issues while the other half wants to see a clear political agenda that engage citizens at the local and the national levels. The majority of Tunisians agree that politicians do not do enough to address the needs of youth.
Federal Grant Title: Enhancing Public Accountability and Trust in Tunisia
Federal Agency Name: Assistance Coordination (DOS-NEA-AC)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: SFOP0005045
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 19.500
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 14th, 2018
Original Application Deadline: June 14th, 2018
Posted Date: May 11th, 2018
Creation Date: May 11th, 2018
Archive Date: No date given
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $2,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 11th, 2018
Category Explanation
democracy, rights, and governance
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
public international organizations
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Link to Opportunity in SAMS Domestic
Grant Announcement Contact
Elizabeth Hartman

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