Applied Social Science Forum
After the revolution and since its establishment, Social accountability as a mean to achieve good governance and increased public participation for improved public service delivery became one of the most ASSF priority.The ASSF realizes ten waves of political opinion polls per year. Each barometer targets a sample of 2300 respondents. The objective is to identify new actors, political and civil elite. The barometer measure popularity ratings of political leaders, voting intentions and the level of citizen’s satisfaction.The Applied Social Science Forum (ASSF) is an independent NGO established in 2011 in Tunis , called to contribute through its direct application as athink tankand intellectual platform, to resolving concrete social problems, aiding reform initiatives, informing public policy, influencinglegislation and changing institutions.
Therefore based on its Political trust Barometer, ASSF has launched the Local Governance Barometer (LGB-Tunisia) , a research tool designed to understand the aspect of good governance using indicators and to help local governance improve public services and effectively respond to citizen’s needs. The Local Governance Barometer is considered as an institutional answer to this demand which designed as a civil expertise and a kind of citizen research. This LGB was called, in a pilot phase, and as an excellent tool, to evaluate the performance of Public Services and Local Governance and provide recommendation, specific reports and policy briefs for political parties and decisions’ makers.
Since 2011 the ASSF seeks to enhance public awareness on social policy through enhancing the culture of” voice” within local governance participation using the following mechanisms:, Social Barometer, citizen conferences, documentary films, and Mass media. It provides quantitative measurements, and follow-up capacity-building and action planning, based on the quality of local administration and the efficiency of the public service. The objective determined of the Local Governance Barometer is to measure, in a participative and quantitative and comparative manner, the level of good governance and public services quality in the local and national level
The main concern of ASSF is to help young researchers in the Arab World, to bridge the gap between social sciences know-how and the marketplace and to influence policy discussions and debates and enhance the quality of scientific work among the new generations of scholars in the new democratic context, Through direct applications and its role as a think tank and an intellectual platform, ASSF seeks to resolve concrete social problems, inform public policy, influence legislation and change institutions. Within the context of its new work plan, ASSF aspires to become a resource institution for regional scholars and will seek to initiate new steps to enhance the sense of network and community among them with the support of new partners. Among its projects: The Arab Democratic Barometer; the Local Governance Barometer and the Political trust Barometer.
Scientific Lead Tunisia:
Professor Abdelwahab Ben Hafaiedh
Scientific Lead Tunisia
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