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.