Toward an Inclusive Development Strategy
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This chapter explores the pillars of an inclusive development strategy that a developing country like Tunisia shall pursue. It begins by examining three multidimensional approaches of change and development. At first, it presents Kaplan and Freeman’s (Inclusive transitions framework, 2015) approach for a successful inclusive reform during a political transition. Then, it examines the multidimensional development theory of the Tunisian philosopher Abderrahmane Ibn Khaldun. The third examined multidimensional development paradigm is Stiglitz (Towards a new paradigm for development: Strategies, policies, and processes, 1998). Then, it dedicates special sections to the role of inclusive institutions and the process of reengineering political institutions. This institutional dimension is crucial to Tunisia, which shall conceive its development strategy taking into account its strengths and weaknesses on a multidimensional space. Finally, it focuses on the role of leadership in the country’s transformation process and justifies the urgency to reinvent it on the institutional ground (institutional leadership).
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