The Impact of Territorial Intelligence on Local Development: Case Study of Tunisia
Cyrine Nour Bahri, Issam Bouchrara

This paper tackles the question of the impact of territorial intelligence on local development, mainly in the most disadvantaged regions, in a context of globalization and crisis, more precisely the post-revolutionary situation of Tunisia. Given the ambiguity of the notion of local development in the Tunisian context, the interest of our research concerns the understanding of the dimensions related to this concept and the enrichment of the literature available on the subject. As the subject was briefly discussed, an exploratory study was imposed on us through a qualitative analysis based on six semi-structured interviews with public project promoters and a rather restrictive documentation obtained, describing projects carried out in collaboration with the State in order to ensure the desired development. For this purpose, theoretical proposals on this subject have been formulated. The results of our research show the immediate consequences of the revolution of January 14th were first of all a success in terms of individual freedoms and in the establishment of democratic transition institutions. But the positive effects were not at all levels. Several reforms must be taken into consideration, including the introduction of good governance principles and the establishment of a territorial intelligence system, on the other hand, by ensuring the circulation of relevant information between local actors. These results, with respect to this mode of development, are more convincing given the field of research, a State in the phase of renewal..

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