• CAFA Second Meeting Matmata, January 2017

CAFA Second Meeting Matmata, January 2017

  • March 27th, 2017

Within the framework of CAFA initiative, and in order to expand the work of the network so that to reach out to a wider number of local civil society actors in the different Tunisian […]

In 2011, at the invitation of the Applied Social Sciences Forum (The ASSF) and the Institute of International Education, a meeting took place in Hammamet and resulted in the creation of this consortium. The meeting pointed to make progress in the regional efforts to make research in the Social Sciences available on the Web, free of charge. The participants represented different perspectives from different academic disciplines and institutions (such as Shamaa) that have had firsthand experience with many existing initiatives in the field of ​​access to here
The main concern of Applied Social Sciences Forum is to help young researchers in the Arab world to bridge the gap between the skills of the social sciences and the labor market and the impact on political discussions and improve the quality of scientific work among new generations of researchers in the context of a new democratic. Through direct applications and its role as a think tank, Forum seeks to solve the social problems of the concrete, to help reform initiatives, and inform public policy, and the impact on legislation and institutions change. In the context of the work plan and through the new competition seeks Arab Research Applied Social Sciences of the Forum to become the source for researchers also seeks to take new steps to support the network and community with each other and with the support of new partners. click here
Depending on the political confidence barometer, the ASSF launched the local governance Barometer: A research tool that aims at understanding the aspect of good governance and using indicators to assist the local authorities in improving public services and responding effectively to the needs of the citizens. The Local Governance Barometer is an institutional answer to this request that is designed as a civil experience and citizenship research. This Barometer is an experimental stage to evaluate the performance of public services and local governance, and to make recommendations, policy papers and summaries of political parties and political decision-makers. click here
After the revolution, social accountability has become a way to achieve good governance and improvement in public participation to develop the services that represents one of the most important priorities for the ASSF. It has conducted ten waves of political barometer every year. Each
Barometer targets a sample of 2300 respondents; its aim to identify the political and civil actors. It also aims to measure the level of popularity of political leaders, the voting intentions, and the citizens here