MIGNEX Background Paper

Migration-relevant policies in Tunisia

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This paper analyses migration management regulations and practices in Tunisia and identifies opportunities for improved approaches, drawing upon the data collected from the MIGNEX policy review.

By Pınar Ensari, Camille Kasavan, Eleonore Thenot – Published on 22 February 2023
Key takeaways
Migration and development policy in Tunisia have been greatly influenced by the Jasmine revolution of 2011, the Arab spring, the crisis in neighbouring Libya and the strategic location of the country.
With the National Migration Strategy (SNM) not formally adopted and enacted, Tunisia remains with no official migration policy.
A lack of economic opportunities, political instability, corruption, rising youth unemployment and the COVID-19 pandemic have hindered efforts to enhance development through migration.

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Ensari, P., Kasavan, C. and Thenot, E. (2023) Migration-relevant policies in Tunisia. MIGNEX Background Paper (v2). Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo. Available at www.mignex.org/tun