Chaima Bouhlel

Chaima Bouhlel is a former Nonresident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP); at TIMEP, her mandate focused on decentralization in North Africa. She is an independent consultant based in Tunisia. Over the past few years, her work has focused on the decentralization reforms taking place since the adoption of the Tunisian constitution in 2014, as well as issues of citizen participation, transparency, and good governance. She is also involved in the media scene in Tunisia, where she contributed to two different radio shows, and is currently a collaborator on a biweekly TV show, all related to current affairs, politics and public policy in Tunisia. Chaima holds a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a secondary in Government from Harvard University. You can follow her on Twitter at @ChaimaB.

Articles by: Chaima Bouhlel

Kais Saied’s Exclusionary National Consultation

One can say that Kais Saied's organization of the national consultation is simply clumsy because it is a new approach in engaging citizens. But this would only hold as true if no...

Local Governance Amid Extreme Political Uncertainty in Tunisia

As Tunisia veers even further away from its constitution and democratic path, supporting local governance and democratically elected municipal councils may be an effective way to sustain the few remaining democratic institutions...